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Symantec on 60 Minutes

If you’re of a certain age and you hear about a company being featured on 60 Minutes, it conjures up memories of Mike Wallace chasing a corrupt CEO into the parking lot, asking about misappropriated funds and dubious travel expenses. However, that was certainly not the case when Symantec was recently featured on a 60…

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The Next Generation of Computers?

Twenty years ago, we had no idea of the ways in which a computer and the Internet would impact our lives. So it stands to reason that 20 years from now – perhaps even 5-10 years from now given how the technology curve has accelerated – we may find ourselves interacting with technology in remarkable…

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If You’re Going to Be Spied On, Might As Well Get Paid For It

Google’s been in the tech headlines lately, and not in a way that will bolster their stock prices. Words like “invasive” and “Big Brother” have been attached to the company’s new streamlined privacy policy, which has come under fire not only from users but also from industry advocates and US Congressmen. As you should know…

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The Maturation of Mobile Medical Apps

Technology doesn’t seem to be worth as much these days unless you can take it with you. Laptops, smartphones and tablets have fueled the evolution of a mobile workforce, and who doesn’t appreciate the convenience of accessing the information you need from home, office, airplane or even while stuck in highway traffic (just be careful…

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Beware of Supermarket Sniffers

California shoppers at the Lucky supermarket chain felt anything but lucky after discovering that their credit card information may have been hacked. Until now, the only frustrations found in checkout lines came from people who steer overflowing shopping carts into the express lane. But the convenience afforded by paying for purchases with a quick swipe…

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The Need for Speed

Hard to believe, but the film Top Gun is now 25 years old. Among other things, this is the movie that gave us the famous line, “I feel the need – the need for speed.” After reading a report by Pando Networks on Internet access and speed, many Americans may share that same sentiment. If…

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Just Another Day

Companies and municipal organizations that braced themselves on September 24, concerned about cyber-attacks launched by the hacker group Anonymous, are breathing easier now. As it turned out, their threatened “Day of Vengeance” was just another day. Anonymous had allied itself with political groups that participated in September demonstrations against Wall Street and the banking industry.…

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Twitter Hits a Milestone

How many people thought Twitter was a dumb idea when they first heard of it? Who could have guessed that this 140-character social network would eventually host a presidential town hall, play a role in the overthrow of dictators in the Middle East, and revive Ashton Kutcher’s career? Twitter launched on July 15, 2006. It…

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Paging Dr. Chrono

Data breaches in the healthcare field are a significant concern that Aurora has tried to not only highlight, but to provide solutions to prevent. We also hear from customers about growing trepidation over the security of mobile devices, and not just cell phones but tablets such as the iPad. A startup company called DrChrono has…

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Filling the Holes

Computerworld magazine published an insightful piece on six enterprise security leaks that should be addressed. Read the piece here: (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9189738/Six_enterprise_security_leaks_you_should_plug_now?taxonomyId=17pageNumber=1) The list begins with unauthorized smartphones on Wi-Fi networks. While many companies have introduced policies prohibiting employees from using personal devices at the office, it is commonplace for workers to sneak in a phone call…

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