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 George V. Hulme

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An award winning writer and journalist, for more than 20 years George Hulme has written about business, technology, and IT security topics. He currently freelances for a wide range of publications, and is security blogger at InformationWeek.com.
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posted in November 2009

Microsoft Provides Insight Into Password Attacks

11/29/2009
For about a year now, Microsoft has been trying to gather data on real-world attacks, the types of attacks normal users might encounter in their day to day Internet use - and the software maker just released some interesting data on password attacks.

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Chrome OS Security: Initial Impressions

11/20/2009
There is much developers can do to build a secure operating system when limits are set on what devices are supported, and there's no regard for compatibility with all types of software applications. I'm sure it's a luxury some software designers in Redmond and Cupertino certainly envy. But that's the clean shot Google has with its new Chrome OS.

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The Web Application Security New Top 10 Risks

11/15/2009
With a focus on risks, rather than only ranking software vulnerabilities, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) has made a significant - and welcomed - change in how the organization rates Web application security weaknesses.

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Despite Security Concerns, Social Networks Soar

11/9/2009
Security firm Palo Alto Networks peeked at the application use of more than 200 organizations around the globe, and found social networking growth on corporate networks is on fire. Will security concerns be the extinguisher? Don't count on it.

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Microsoft To Patch 15 Vulnerabilities

11/5/2009
As part of its monthly ritual, Microsoft in its Security Bulletin Advanced Notification for this month warned of a number of nasty vulnerabilities in its operating systems and productivity software.

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Manhattan DA Announces Major ID Theft Indictment

11/2/2009
A Manhattan DA brought an 149-count indictment accusing a computer technician of stealing the identities of more than 150 employees of the Bank of New York Mellon and using those identities to orchestrate more than $1.1 million in thefts against charities and non-profits, among other institutions.

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