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  • eHarmony data breach lessons: Cracking hashed passwords can be too easy

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:55 am

    Last month the dating site eHarmony suffered a data breach in which more than 1.5 million eHarmony password hashes were stolen and later dumped online by the hacker gang called Doomsday Preppers. The crypto-based "hashing" process is supposed to conceal stored passwords, but Trustwave's SpiderLabs division says eHarmony could have done this process a lot better because it only took 72 hours to crack about 80% of 1.5 million eHarmony hashed passwords that were dumped.
  • 5 steps for better data management

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:28 am

    Are you staying on top of your data? If so, are you able to leverage it?
  • 10 ways to top your IT outsourcing provider's priority list

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:19 am

    While you may not want to be your outsourcing provider's favorite client (that probably means you're making them the most money with the least effort), you don't want to be on their black list either. The very important customer roster is where you want to be. "Being at the top of your provider's priority list will inevitably be to your benefit over the long haul," says Steve Martin, partner with outsourcing consultancy Pace Harmon. "And figuring out how to get there without having to buy your way into this elite club is worthwhile."
  • 5 mistakes to avoid when deploying an enterprise app store

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 7:16 am

    As personal mobile devices flood the corporate workplace, you'd think every company would have its own app store, right?
  • Indian outsourcers expected to report weak Q2 revenue growth

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 2:20 am

    A slow recovery in the U.S., the debt-crisis in Europe, and slowing growth in the domestic market is likely to have slowed down revenue and profit growth in U.S. dollar terms at Indian outsourcing companies in the second quarter, according to analysts.
  • ITU plans conference to address surge in litigation over standards-essential patents

    Posted July 9, 2012 - 12:12 am

    Concern is building up over the use of litigation over standards-essential patents to block sales of products, with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) planning to hold a conference that will address what the U.N. agency described as a "worldwide surge in patent litigation and the growing lack of adherence to standards bodies' existing patent policies."
  • Getting started with ISO 27001

    Posted July 8, 2012 - 6:44 pm

    The first step is justifying the first step. Why are you willing to go through an arduous certification process? How it will help your company? The next is getting a whole lot closer to exactly what that means.
  • Is your airline spying on you?

    Posted July 8, 2012 - 12:24 pm

    Yes, but not in the way you might think. British Airways' Googling passenger pix is nothing compared to the trove of highly personal data available in your Passenger Name Records.
  • Apple sued over noise reduction technology

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 8:32 pm

    A small Silicon Valley company is suing Apple, alleging the computer maker infringed its patent covering noise-reduction technology for cell phones.
  • Yahoo, Facebook settle patent dispute

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 4:47 pm

    Yahoo and Facebook have settled a patent dispute, according to a statement Facebook released Friday afternoon.
  • Rural carriers protest FCC telephone subsidy reform

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 3:40 pm

    A U.S. Federal Communications Commission cap on rural telephone subsidies will cost jobs in rural areas and lead to higher prices for customers in those areas, a group of rural carriers said.
  • Wall Street Beat: Mobile devices, components face economic hurdles

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 3:35 pm

    Consumer electronics and related components are facing some serious economic headwinds, according to industry analysts and financial results from some companies.
  • Court's damages expert for Oracle-Google trial stands to get $2 million

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    A court-appointed damages expert who served in the intellectual-property suit Oracle lodged against Google over the Android mobile OS could receive nearly US$2 million in compensation, according to court filings late Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.
  • Oracle-SAP retrial set to begin in August

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    The retrial of Oracle's corporate-theft lawsuit against SAP will begin Aug. 27, according to a court filing on Friday.
  • Secretly record police encounters? There's an ACLU app for that.

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 11:24 am

    Officially the "ACLU-NJ Police Tape App," it records audio and video, hides itself, and can send a copy to the ACLU for review.
  • Intel appeals EU antitrust fine

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 10:03 am

    Intel this week presented an array of arguments to the E.U. General Court against a massive €1.06 billion ($1.33 billion) fine imposed by Europe's antitrust regulators.
  • Android getting down to business with enterprise marketing?

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 8:39 am

    There will be quite a few challenges in Google's way, but a bet on enterprise Android deployments could pay off.
  • HTC Q2 profit down by 58 percent

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 6:22 am

    HTC's second-quarter net profit dropped 58 percent year on year, the company reported Friday, a sign that its newest smartphones are not doing as well as it hoped.
  • Former manager with Alibaba Group detained on bribery suspicions

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 2:02 am

    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group said on Thursday a former general manager in charge of its group-buying website had been detained by local police on suspicions of accepting bribes.
  • Samsung's high-end smartphone sales boost profits

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 1:01 am

    Strong sales of Samsung's high-end smartphones led to a 79 percent jump in the company's operating profits for the second quarter of 2012.
  • Shanghai company sues Apple over Siri for alleged patent infringement

    Posted July 6, 2012 - 12:30 am

    Apple has become the target of another lawsuit in China, this time because of its Siri technology, with a Shanghai-based company alleging that Apple has infringed on a patent involving its own personal assistant software.
  • White Paper

    Taking a Proactive Approach to Patch Management

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    Outline best practices that can be implemented to ensure your organization can address security proactively, rather than having to react and use valuable resources when viruses, malware or worms attack.
  • White Paper

    10 Reasons for Desktop Virtualization

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 6:15 pm

    According to IDC, organizations that deploy VMware View can experience annual cost saving of 50% over a 5-year period. The nine additional compelling reasons IT departments are migrating to desktop virtualization included in this paper will help you to cost justify your own VMware View deployment.
  • IT offshoring: Romney vs. Obama

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 4:59 pm

    Offshore outsourcing, from the manufacturing to call center industries, has become a major issue in the 2012 presidential race.
  • Group: Hundreds of Dice.com listings discriminate against US workers

    Posted July 5, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    IT job board Dice.com has hundreds of listings for jobs that aren't available to U.S. tech workers because the listings are aimed at foreign visa holders, said Bright Future Jobs, a group of high-tech professionals focused on encouraging U.S. IT workers.
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