July 26, 2012

Third Largest Botnet Ring Shut Down
"The takedown, while long overdue, is another welcome example of what the security industry can accomplish cooperatively and without the aid of law enforcement officials," said Brian Krebs, a computer security expert and blogger.

Warning: New Android malware tricks users with real Opera Mini
The devil is in the details: in the background, the malicious app sends expensive international text messages to earn its creators revenue. The malicious app does the dirty work to incur costs on the victim.

Windows Azure now offers HIPAA BAA compliance for healthcare-industry users
Microsoft is offering healthcare users and partners needing HIPAA guarantees the ability to store more information in public and/or hybrid Azure clouds.

Apple looked to Sony for iPhone design inspiration, court documents show
Apple founder Steve Jobs' admiration for Sony isn't a secret, and the court filing appears to show that as part of the design process for the first iPhone, Apple asked one of its designers to answer the question: "What would Sony do?"

Physician robot to begin making rounds
With a video screen for a head, a microphone and speaker for a mouth and two high-definition cameras for eyes, RP-VITA offers a more human-like interaction for physicians who can't be on site.

Building a Performance Analytics Environment
It quickly became clear that, while most of the recent data surrounding program growth, enrollment, and faculty loads existed, access was very paper-centric — little or none of this historic information existed in electronic form. Mining this information would be a challenge, but the overarching problem was rooted in access, reliability, and the amount of time required to have each academic office search for, gather, and summarize their own data.

IT careers: Do you need an executive coach?
CEOs have long used executive coaches to take their leadership to the next level. Now IT pros are following suit.

Programming languages even a business analyst can use
A key advantage to this type of DSL is that business analysts who speak the jargon of the business, but who are not necessarily programmers, can write business rules on their own.

Be a “Karma Yogi”- The Leadership of Thoughts and Action
What really causes people to follow leaders to the journeys unknown, to pledge lives, to follow without a second thought?

Why the Latest Senate Cybersecurity Bill is a Joke
A new version of the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protect Act (CISPA) is about to be put to vote in the U.S. Senate., and it could very well pass. But the modified bill is no better than earlier versions, according to CIO.com blogger Constantine von Hoffman. Here's why.

Quote for the day:
Receiving is good but giving is much better. Nevertheless, sharing is the best. -- Shahrizad Shafian

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