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Articles by Larry Greenemeier
posted in July 2006
Eradication of the tool may protect companies from legal or ethical problems arising from users storing improper data on their PCs, but it also takes away a tool that could be used to protect sensitive information on PCs that are stolen or used without authorization.
Middleware is becoming increasingly important to Oracle as its central database business stagnates.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff elevated the position to an assistant secretaryship within the department. But the position remains unfilled.
As vendors increasingly look to sell applications that "phone home" customer information, there's a movement afoot to protect consumer rights by making sure companies are up front about the existence and intent of such software, and that users can uninstall it.
The attacks started with systems located within U.S. embassies in the East Asia-Pacific region.
The reported break-in of the State Department's network raises national security concerns.
Joseph Thomas Colon faces up to 18 months in prison for hacking the FBI's network while helping to upgrade the agency's IT infrastructure.
An FBI contractor faces up to 18 months imprisonment after pleading guilty to illegally accessing the bureau's computers in one of several insider security breaches the U.S. government is facing.