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5 Minute Tips To Prevent Your Identity From Getting Hijacked

It’s a $37 billion crime that affects 1 in 25 Americans. Consumers are more susceptible to identity theft and fraud than they realize, and the stakes are sky-high if you don't secure your personal information and financial accounts.
Identity theft and fraud costs the average consumer $631 in out-of-pocket expenses as well as an average 33 hours spent to resolve the issue, reports Javelin Strategy & Research.
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Six Mobile Security Issues in 2012

As you might expect, mobile data users move faster than the rest of the business world. They adopt new tools quickly. They adapt to new policies and protocols readily. They overcome obstacles with pragmatism and speed. Keeping up with the mobile workforce has kept network administrators on their toes. But looking ahead, IT departments are looking far beyond their role as fleet managers for a fringe group. They must now address the growing number of mobile users at all levels of their organization, and look to provide more than simply access.
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Six Mobile Security Issues in 2012

As you might expect, mobile data users move faster than the rest of the business world. They adopt new tools quickly. They adapt to new policies and protocols readily. They overcome obstacles with pragmatism and speed. Keeping up with the mobile workforce has kept network administrators on their toes. But looking ahead, IT departments are looking far beyond their role as fleet managers for a fringe group. They must now address the growing number of mobile users at all levels of their organization, and look to provide more than simply access.
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Hackers pay 43 cents per hijacked Mac

A network of Russian malware writers and spammers paid hackers 43 cents for each Mac machine they infected with bogus video software, a sign that Macs have become attack targets, a security researcher said yesterday.

In a presentation Thursday at the Virus Bulletin 2009 security conference in Geneva, Switzerland, Sophos researcher Dmitry Samosseiko discussed his investigation of the Russian "Partnerka," a tangled collection of Web affiliates who rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars from spam and malware, most of the former related to phony drug sites, and much of the latter

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Security Testers Spot Worrisome Weakness in SSL

Yet more Web security flaws have emerged to threaten Internet users, who are already bedeviled by the likes of drive-by attacks, SQL injections and spam.

At the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas, researchers reportedly demonstrated serious flaws in the Secure Sockets Layer encryption protocol, a commonly used method of protecting communications on the Web.

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