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  • Summer travel scam targets your points and miles

    Ah summer: the time for cookouts and fireworks and long days at the beach trying not to check your email. It's also a time to finally use all those airline miles and hotel points you've accumulated to get a free place to stay and free transportation to get there.

    Written by Jen A. Miller10 July 15 01:56
  • What cloud computing means for the real world

    There are more than a few critics of cloud computing, even at PCWorld; I'm probably one of them. But I've been turning over in my mind different perspectives on the cloud. I've tried to set aside the views of the IT executive, who seems to dominate the debate.

    Written by Keir Thomas05 Feb. 11 11:53
  • How DRM could ensure cloud security

    Yet another survey is indicating that security is a big issue for those intending to take up cloud computing.

    Written by Keir Thomas04 Feb. 11 05:53
  • Is Android less secure than iPhone? Um, no.

    One can only hope that security software provider Trend Micro saw a nice sales boost after the proclamation of its chairman earlier this week that Android phones are more vulnerable to hacking than iPhones are. If it didn't, those blatantly self-serving statements were made for nothing.

    Written by Katherine Noyes14 Jan. 11 11:04
  • Could Wikileaks scandal lead to new virtual currency?

    It's not an exaggeration to say that the recent Wikileaks scandal has shaken the Internet to its core. Regardless of where you stand on the debate, various services have simply refused to handle Wikileaks' business -- everything from domain-name providers to payment services -- and this has led to many questioning how robust the Internet actually is.

    Written by Keir Thomas11 Dec. 10 11:35
  • Massive Mac OS X update shatters illusion of security

    Perhaps you've heard that the Apple Mac OS X operating system is simply more secure by design and not prone to the security flaws and vulnerabilities that plague the dominant Microsoft Windows operating system? Well, don't believe the hype. Apple unleashed an update for Mac OS X this week which fixes a massive 134 vulnerabilities.

    Written by Tony Bradley12 Nov. 10 02:15