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Android Malware: Beware Counterclank | Google Fights Phishing

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  Monday, January 30, 2012
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Between The Lines Columnist Google, Microsoft Say DMARC Spec Stops Phishing
By Thomas Claburn
New email authentication framework called DMARC, backed by major email and security tool providers, aims to make spoofed domains in messages a thing of the past.

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Android Counterclank: Malware, Or Smartphone Advertising?
Apperhand SDK drops a search icon onto the Android desktop and tracks your device's ID, but so does any adware. Here's what you need to know.

Kindle Fire Sales Hit 6 Million In Q4
Amazon’s Android-based tablet expected to boost year-end revenues, which the company is slated to report Tuesday.

Time To Scrap SSL?
Many security experts believe the Internet's trust model is broken. Figuring out how to fix it will take time and collaboration.

Commodity Hardware Meets Mission-Critical Apps: Success Story
Here's how First American Title Insurance saved $800,000 by exchanging its HP Superdome hardware for commodity x86 servers, and resisted pressure to move from SQL to Oracle database technology.

Google, Microsoft Say DMARC Spec Stops Phishing
New email authentication framework called DMARC, backed by major email and security tool providers, aims to make spoofed domains in messages a thing of the past.

Coke Super Bowl Campaign Blends TV, Tablets And Smart Phones
Coca-Cola's animated polar bears seen on TV will 'respond' to Facebook and Twitter comments and post fan photos and videos as part of a social-media-integrated campaign.

BroadSoft To Deliver UC Platform For Service Providers
Business Communicator brings voice, video, IM, text into one interface.

QUOTE OF THE DAY
Borrowing is not much better than begging; just as lending with interest is not much better than stealing. -- Doris Lessing

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Malware War: How Malicious Code Authors Battle to Evade Detection
Smartphone, Tablet Races: 4 Telling Numbers
Big Data Management Best Practices That Boost Online Performance
Virtual Event: Clouds, Outsourcing, And Security Services

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IT Pro Impact: NFC and Mobile Commerce
Apple, RIM, Google and other smartphone makers are adding near field communication capabilities to their devices for release in 2012. Enterprise mobility teams should be ready to advise business leaders on how to incorporate mobile commerce into the organization's plans.
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Malware War: How Malicious Code Authors Battle to Evade Detection
The stakes have never been higher in the fight for control of corporate and consumer devices between malicious code and the antimalware software designed to detect and stop it. It's a war of one-upsmanship, as security labs work 'round the clock to analyze malicious code and the bad guys design new, ingenious ways to frustrate analysts and automated tools. This Tech Center report covers the key methods malware writers use to thwart analysis and evade detection.
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The Business Case for Managed DDoS Protection
Discover how DDoS attacks are getting larger, more sophisticated and dangerous. Learn the risks to Internet infrastructure, revenues and brand equity. See how those risks multiply the more your business depends on the Web. This white paper also includes an ROI study which outlines the business case for using a cloud-based managed service. You'll be surprised to learn how quickly the right solution can pay itself, sparing your business substantial revenue losses and PR issues.
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Smartphone, Tablet Races: 4 Telling Numbers
Hardware makers and network operators provided insight on adoption of the hottest mobile platforms--Android and iOS--via financial reports this week. Here are four things we learned.

Nokia Numbers Show Microsoft’s Mobile Madness
Every Windows Phone 7 device Nokia shipped in Q4 cost Microsoft $250, minus a royalty. But Microsoft is burning this cash with good reason.

6 Predictions For Business Intelligence In 2012
A look at in-memory analysis, visual discovery, big data, mobile BI, cloud and social BI achievements in 2011 and forecasts for the year ahead.

Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday
Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices--again--when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.

Why Personal Health Records Have Flopped
It's not a security, privacy, or data-sharing problem. It's a patient problem.


 

SLIDESHOWS
Apple iPad: Happy 2nd Birthday
Apple changed the way we think about computing and digital devices--again--when it introduced the iPad tablet in early 2010. Take a look back and a peek ahead.   View Now

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12 Hadoop Vendors To Watch In 2012
7 Tools To Tighten Healthcare Data Security

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