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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 June 2010

Android, iPhone, "Kill Switch" Capabilities

6/27/2010
The recent security related events surrounding Google Android highlights why users must exercise constant vigilance in the applications they choose to install on their handsets, and raises questions about the ability for vendors to reach into your handset to remove potentially nasty software.

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iPhone iOS 4 Security

6/24/2010
Apple iPhone hit the streets today. I happened to be one of the lucky few who had his delivered by FedEx on Wednesday. So I had some time to kick around with it a bit, and took a look at its (lack) of new security features.

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Stock Manipulation Botnet Surfaces

6/21/2010
A Belgian federal investigation into an electronic bank account heist reveals a sophisticated attack designed to manipulate stock prices, a Belgian newspaper reported over the weekend.

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Why Aren't Health Organizations Embracing Cloud Storage?

6/18/2010
As hospitals around the world move from paper-based records to electronic systems, they cited disaster recovery as one of their top priorities. While prepping for disaster is good business, shouldn't something else be a priority on the agenda of those embracing more health IT?

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On AT&T's iPad E-mail Security Snafu

6/11/2010
While the flaw that made it possible for onlookers to access the e-mail addresses of Apple iPad users wasn't directly Apple's fault, the incident is certainly disrupting the Jobs' Reality Distortion Field and dulling some shine of the successful iPad launch.

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Deepwater Horizon Lessons Parallel IT Risk Management

6/7/2010
Set aside the magnitude of the loss of life, and the extraordinary costs of the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe to the Gulf coast region to the wildlife and the livelihood of millions. Individual IT disasters rarely would have such horrendous reach and impact. However, there are a number of eerie similarities between the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe and the failures within IT risk management we see all too often.

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Think Your Enterprise Is Under Attack?

6/5/2010
Well, I'm sure it's probed, prodded, and attacked every day. Sometimes by live criminal attackers, other times by curiosity seeking hackers, and quite often by automated and malicious software. But it's probably not hit as often as the Department of Defense networks. It's tough getting one's mind around these numbers.

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