- Massive Java update won’t get Oracle out of attacker’s crosshairs
Java continues to be Public Enemy No. 1 when it comes to computer and network security. Oracle released a huge update for the virtually ubiquitous software, but attackers aren’t done exploiting Java as the weakest link in the security chain, and Oracle isn’t securing it fast enough—Tony Bradley at IT World
- Symantec report: Mistakes cause most security breaches — not hackers
When it comes to pointing fingers at who is to blame for major security breaches, maybe we should look back at ourselves first.That’s because according to Symantec’s eighth annual Cost of a Data Breach report, mistakes made by employees lead to nearly two-thirds of data breaches.—Rachel King at ZDNet
- It’s over: All private data is public
Enough about the NSA — any hacker worthy of the name can snatch your ‘private’ data. Either stop entrusting it to anyone or chill out—Security columnist Roger Grimes at Infoworld
- Enough With the 3D Printer Hype Already
Are you tired of the hype surrounding the 3D printer? Well I am.
While the 3D printer may eventually become an important part of the manufacturing arsenal, it isn’t yet. And if you’ve played with or looked at 3D printers, it’s plain to see their byproducts are pretty crude.I understand the practical uses for these devices in the future, but who knows when this future will emerge. It’s not current, that’s for sure—John Dvorak at PCMag
- Why the time is right for the ‘Droidbook’
With the confluence of touch, tablets, and Android-powered productivity apps, manufacturers should think about Android-powered notebooks—IT World
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