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Databases are ripe for hacker exploitation

According to a new study by Verizon Business’ compuer forensics team, 30% of data security breeches in 2008 were initiated with database exploitation. Furthermore, of all the records breached, 75% were housed in databases. As the reliance on databases grows, particularly on large-scale websites, it is more crucial than ever …

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POP3, IMAP, and Webmail

When signing up for web hosting, a new user will encounter a lot of new jargon. Among those many new terms are: POP3, IMAP, and Webmail. All three are related to how a mail server delivers and presents email. Although webmail is becoming one of the more popular choices, with …

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A processor by any other name

Intel has decided to play the name game. As if having different processors named “Core”, “Core Duo”, “Core 2” and “Core 2 Duo” was no confusing enough, Intel has announced plans for a huge overhaul of their naming scheme. Not to be outdone by Apple, iCarly and pretty much everyone …

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Unix operating system turns 40

The operating system that once powered nearly every server in the world and is still a household name in IT, turned 40, according to a ComputerWorld feature. Just as people often ask for Kleenex when they will actually accept any tissue or Coke when they will settle for Pepsi or …

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