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Top 10 Security Stories Of 2010

As smartphones and tablets complement and battle with notebooks and PCs as routes to the connected world, as corporate users and consumers turn to both traditional Web sites and newer social networking sites to communicate, share ideas, trade business concepts, and shop, corporate IT professionals and the government organizations overseeing the nation's cybersecurity are all-too aware they must do more. And they must do it fast. Recognizing this, the federal government hopes to create a new wave
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It was a year of divorces, reconciliations, and temporary separations, as technology partnerships evolved with the end of the decade. Notably, Apple dumped Flash, saying it no longer will include Flash updates with its operating system. The creator of the popular i-family of portable devices also bid farewell to Java support, passing it along to an open source group instead. These moves by trendsetter Apple -- which created or kick-started consumers' love affair with smartphones and tablets -- could have a broader impact. Then again, Apple does get jeers for the time it takes the company to adopt other developers' security enhancements into its own system updates. But these steps by Apple could be the push necessary to spur adoption of HTML 5 or alternate technologies that don't include the frequent flaws associated with Flash or the occasional headaches seen with Java.

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Web 2.0: Adobe CEO Dances Around Developer War

Java Users Urged To Patch

Google Chrome Puts Flash In Security Sandbox

Apple Approves Skyfire Browser With Flash For iPhone

Adobe Acknowledges Active Flash Exploit

Apple OS X 10.6.5 Patches 131 Security Flaws

Apple Digs Grave For DVDs, Java

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