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  • What's the cost of illegal downloads? Record companies say $75 trillion

    I spotted a link on Slashdot to an interesting article on law.com which showed just how ridiculous the music industry can be when it comes to copyright infringement over the net. In this instance, 13 record companies that won a summary judgement in M... 

  • Traditional tokens handed death sentence

    Few technologies have stood the test of time as well as physical tokens, but they're not perfect. The fact is there's a number of issues with their utilisation, some of which have been around since their introduction 30 years ago. 

  • Software isn't the same as music or video

    The submissions are coming in from the industry to the Hargreaves Review to ensure that as the recommendations around protecting intellectual property are made the software world will have made sure it's had a chance to get the right points across. T... 

  • International Women's Day web site hit by DoS attacks

    It says something about the hacking community that the International Women's Day website has been the subject of three denial of service (DoS) attacks today (8 March), the centenary of International Women's Day. According to the internationalwome... 

  • How to recognise security vulnerabilities in your IT systems

    By Adam Bosnian, EVP, Cyber-Ark SoftwareAs IT systems continue to extend across multiple environments, IT security threats and vulnerabilities have likewise continued to evolve. Whether from the growing insider threat of rogue and unauthorised intern... 

  • Five minute interview: Matthew Thomas, Kerio Technologies

    Matthew Thomas - UK Channel Manager for Kerio TechnologiesWhat is the best/worst advice you have received and from whom? The best advice was from my father who told me to work hard, but always ensure there is time to relax and enjoy your free time. W... 

  • Google asks kids for social security number details

    Interesting story in New York magazine regarding Google. Seems like the web giant may have been a bit over-zealous in asking schoolkids (aged from six to 12) to provide their name, city of birth, date of birth and the last four digits of their socia... 

  • Yet another skills shortage, why can't we try something different?

    I'm starting to get heartily sick of stories about skills shortages, usually around the latest technological trend. There's one on the MicroScope website today (22 February) about cloud computing which suggests the supply of consultants and developer... 

  • Would you let your employer access your Facebook account?

    There were two interesting Facebook related stories over the weekend. The first involved a Spanish Dominican nun who was asked to leave the order, after 35 years, for supposedly spending too much time on Facebook. The second involved the Maryland Dep... 

  • Will the history of PCI DSS be one of confusion?

    When the time comes to sit back and review PCI DSS there will be a couple of comments that can be used to sum up the way the credit card data compliance guidelines were introduced. One of them will be about the way the staggered deadlines were used ...