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Experts uncover weakness in Internet security

Independent security researchers in California and researchers at the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, EPFL in Switzerland, and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands have found ...

Dec 30, 2008
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Microsoft Gets Patent for Patently Offensive Audio Content

(PhysOrg.com) -- Microsoft recently obtained a patent designed to create an Automatic Censorship of Audio Data For Broadcast . The invention is intended to act as a filter for live broadcasts where it is impracticable to delete or make inaudible certai ...

Oct 28, 2008 weblog
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Latest weapons in spam battle are images

Like all wars, the campaign against junk e-mail -- spam -- is marked along the way with victories and casualties. It's an "ever-escalating battle," the senior director of marketing at anti-spam company Commtouch, ...

May 23, 2006
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The Web: Reaching an inflection point

Is the Web becoming "disruptive" once again? That is, is it vigorously stirring things up as it did when it first came on the commercial scene back in the mid-90s? Experts tell UPI's The Web that the second generation of ...

May 10, 2006
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'Cyberblackmail' on the rise

As illegal moneymaking schemes go, it's certainly not a new one: Crooks steal something of value from their victims and then demand ransom for its safe return. The 21st-century twist in the tale is that now it's not just ...

May 09, 2006
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Lots of options available to VoIP users

The Internet phone industry is growing at an exponential rate and today boasts more than 4 million users, more than doubling in the past year. But as the number of users increases, so does the number of providers.

May 01, 2006
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Networking: Is that bank's URL legitimate?

Computer-security professionals at the weekend were working on what is being described as a just-emerging IT problem -- the kind which, if the pros are correct, potentially could imperil all e-commerce across ...

May 01, 2006
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