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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 March 2010

Mozilla To Patch Critical Firefox Bug

3/20/2010
Mozilla has confirmed a zero day vulnerability that affects Firefox version 3.6. The flaw makes it possible for malicious code to be injected into systems running the web browser. A fully tested fix won't be available until March 30.

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Industry Poll Shocker: Employees Bypass IT Policies

3/15/2010
A poll released today by Harris Interactive found that a good portion of workers admit that they knowingly violate IT policies so that they can get their work done. My take: those workers that didn't admit that they violate corporate compliance and security policies are liars.

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More Anti-Virus Fail

3/13/2010
By focusing on threats, rather than vulnerabilities, those who rely on anti-virus software to stop rapidly evolving attacks are simply asking for their systems to be owned.

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As Celebrities And Millions Joined Twitter Criminals Followed

3/10/2010
Anyone who has been using social networks for the past couple of years has anecdotally witnessed an increase in malicious activity and phishing attacks. Today, a security firm released its analysis of 19 million Twitter accounts and has quantified just how rapidly malicious activity on Twitter has grown. Hint: it's been significant recently.

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RSA: Toward A Trusted Cloud

3/1/2010
Moving toward ways to manage, verify, and trust cloud security was the prevalent theme today The Cloud Security Alliance Summit, held here in San Francisco as the RSA Security Conference 2010 gets underway.

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