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Microsoft and Adobe Spring Cleaning

Microsoft and Adobe decided it was time for some spring cleaning today, as both released patch bundles in order to address security issues in their software.

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Tags: Microsoft, Office, Adobe, Flash, Update, Internet Explorer

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Who is Scanning Whom?

Are you worried about people scanning your network? Only hackers looking for vulnerabilities do that, right? That's not the case anymore.

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Tags: Network Security & Monitoring, Heartbleed, scans.io, ZMap

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Inside the Sally Beauty Hack

A few weeks ago, Sally Beauty Supply reported that they had had about 25,000 customer credit cards stolen from them, but the online black market that was selling them had 260,000 and listed them by zip code, indicating that all 2,600 locations had been hit.

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Tags: Hack, Target, Home Depot, Sally Beauty

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Court: NSA Data Collection Not Authorized by Congress

THE US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today that the NSA's bulk collection of the phone metadata of American citizens was not authorized.

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Tags: NSA, Edward Snowden

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You Might Be Infected

Adware has been around for a long time, but it's still going strong. And at least five million computers are infected with it.

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Tags: Google, Superfish, Adware, AdWords

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Networking Lunch for Creative Entrepreneurs

You're invited you to a business connection and networking lunch for Creative Entrepreneurs in the Triangle! This event is for Small Business Owners seeking to network, learn, and grow their business. There will be a catered lunch and professional presenters.

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Tags: Entrepreneurs, Connection, Networking

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GPS Beats Gas Pump Skimmers

Worried about gas pump skimmers stealing your credit card information? Police in Redlands, California came up with a way to find the thieves without having to spend hours in a stakeout.

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Tags: Credit Card Fraud, Gas Pump Skimmer, GPS

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