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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 May 2008

Hey: They're Gonna Confiscate Your iPod

5/30/2008
From border guards to copyright cops. Get busted with ripped music at the border, and you just may have your iPod, notebook, or smartphone confiscated on the spot. Maybe even if you acquired the music legally.

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Die, Comment Spam. Die

5/29/2008
Blogging software and services provider Six Apart (known for MovableType and TypePad) has unleashed a new anti-comment spam filter, creatively dubbed TypePad AntiSpam. Now how will I get the latest stock-trading tips, body-enhancing drugs, and pharma deals?

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Adobe Flash Player Under Attack

5/28/2008
Security researchers are warning that an in-the-wild exploit within the Adobe Flash Player has been planted in from 20,000 to 250,000 Web pages. If that wide range of potentially affected Web pages isn't enough disparity for you, try this on: it's not entirely clear what versions of Flash are at risk. Read on...

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E-Mail Security And Compliance Not Taken Seriously

5/20/2008
Forget viruses and spam as threats to e-mail. Those as so last century. And phishing attacks tend to take money from those who may not be smart enough to hold onto theirs. I mean, who clicks on an e-mail link and starts entering sensitive financial information? That leaves regulatory compliance, lawsuits, and data leakage as the big threats.

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Afghan Hijacker Gets Job At Heathrow Airport

5/19/2008
When the authorities stopped him while he was driving around Terminal 5 (the new one) at Heathrow Airport, they thought he was an unlicensed cab driver. Turns out he is a convicted hijacker working as a cleaner at the airport. There's more ...

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What's So Bad About An Air Force Botnet?

5/15/2008
Air Force Col. Charles W. Williamson III proposes the armed service branch ready and deploy a massive global botnet capable of digitally choking our adversaries. Some don't like the idea. I'm wondering why this botnet hasn't been built yet.

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Grand Theft Auto IV Fans Under Assault

5/14/2008
Identity thieves, creative scourge that they are, are always looking for the most recent trend, craze, news event, or blockbuster hit to pin their phishing and social engineering scams on the unwitting. Now they're targeting the runaway hit Grand Theft Auto IV.

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Why Software Stinks

5/13/2008
Earlier this decade, many universities started adding cybersecurity as part of a well-rounded programming curriculum. Apparently, universities in the U.K. didn't get the memo.

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