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 Larry Loeb

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Larry Loeb has written for many of the last century's major "dead tree" computer magazines, having been, among other things, a consulting editor for BYTE magazine and senior editor for the launch of WebWeek. He has written a book on the Secure Electronic Transaction Internet protocol. His latest book has the commercially obligatory title of Hack Proofing XML. He's been online since uucp "bang" addressing (where the world existed relative to !decvax), serving as editor of the Macintosh Exchange on BIX and the VARBusiness Exchange. His first Mac had 128 KB of memory, which was a big step up from his first 1130, which had 4 KB, as did his first 1401. You can e-mail him at larryloeb@prodigy.net.

Articles by Larry Loeb

BIOS Hack Detection Added To Dell Enterprise Security Suite

2/9/2016
With millions of machines potentially vulnerable to attacks on their BIOS firmware, Dell has introduced a verification tool designed for enterprise IT to monitor users' machines and intervene if an attack is detected. The cloud-based tool takes a different approach than other BIOS offerings on the market.

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OPM Breach Leads To New Systems, Procedures

1/28/2016
The Obama Administration announced changes to the Office of Personnel Management designed to ameliorate the flawed systems and processes that led to a massive data breach in late 2014. The plans -- and the steps taken to get there -- hold lessons for any IT organization.

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Google Goes With OpenJDK For Android

12/30/2015
Is Google's move to an open source version of Oracle's Java Development Kit for upcoming Android OS development a way for the company to hedge its bets as its legal battle with Oracle continues to wind through the courts?

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LinkNYC Starts Delivering WiFi To NYC Pay Phones

12/29/2015
First announced in 2014, the LinkNYC network, which looks to install WiFi access points in out-of-date NYC pay phones, started rolling out the first of these installations this week. However, some issues of personal information hover below the surface.

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Apple Blasts UK 'Snooping' Bill

12/22/2015
In keeping with Tim Cook's professed desire to keep customer information private, Apple objected to a new UK bill that would expand the government's ability to snoop into citizens' messages and Internet use.

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Spy Agencies Fund IBM's Quantum Computing Research

12/11/2015
Big Blue gets a multi-year grant from the US intelligence community for the development of quantum computing technology. A universal quantum computer could tackle challenges such as safeguarding against cyberattacks and speeding up medical R&D.

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Yahoo Mail Ad-Blocking Move Angers Users

11/23/2015
Earlier this month, Yahoo began blocking some Yahoo Mail users if they had ad-blocking software turned on. Yahoo has been struggling to keep its Mail users, but the move has been derided on social media.

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Fitbit Hacked In 10 Seconds

10/22/2015
A Fortinet security researcher says the fitness tracker can be hacked by anyone within Bluetooth range. It doesn't matter whether or not it's paired with another device.

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10 Most Popular CRM Apps

8/17/2015
A Gartner subsidiary, Software Advice, has developed a rating system that shows the popularity of CRM applications. See which services made the Top 10.

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