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Michigan makes ORC a felony

by SIW EDITORIAL STAFF | January 4, 2013 | securityinfowatch.com

Legislation imposes harsh penalties for perpetrators

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Nations prepare for cyber war

by David Goldman | January 7, 2013 | money.cnn.com

Security analysts are predicting that 2013 is when nation-sponsored cyberwarfare goes mainstream -- and some think such attacks will lead to actual deaths.

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New Hack Abuses Cloud-Based Browsers

by Kelly Jackson Higgins | November 28, 2012 | darkreading.com

Researchers show how attackers could anonymously pilfer free cloud computing power -- for cracking passwords, denial-of-service attacks, or other nefarious activities

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Study: Majority of businesses not adequately protecting payment card data

by SIW Editorial Staff | December 4, 2012 | securityinfowatch.com

More than 70 percent of merchants found to store unencrypted payment card data on the corporate network

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Twitter and Facebook vulnerable to SMS exploit

by James Dohnert | December 5, 2012 | v3.co.uk

A security researcher has warned Twitter and Facebook are vulnerable to an SMS exploit capable of sending out unauthorised messages through the social networks.

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10 tips to keep data secure

by Camille Tuutti | October 31, 2012 | fcw.com

Halloween is scary, but for the federal government, few things scare more than a security breach.

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The ADA and workplace drug testing: what are an employer’s rights?

by LeClairRyan & Janet Barringer Pezzulich | October 25, 2012 | lexology.com

An employee who works under the influence of drugs or alcohol at work may, at the very least, have diminished productivity and poor work performance; at worst, he poses a serious safety risk to himself and those around him.

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Government-Funded Hackers Say They've Already Defeated Windows 8's New Security Measures

by Andy Greenburg | October 31, 2012 | forbes.com

Last week’s Windows 8 launch wasn’t just a major product release for Microsoft. It seems to have been a banner day for the government-funded hackers who take Microsoft’s software apart, too.

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