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3D printers find a home in Hollywood, cranking out props

3D printing is not only entering the consumer space these days, but it also is finding application in the filmmaking industry.

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Open source won't address everything, says Red Hat CEO

Open source is a development model and not a support one that does bug fixing, according to Red Hat global CEO and president, Jim Whitehurst.

Known, unpatched flaws draw most attacks, Kaspersky says

Most security breaches can be blamed on known but unpatched vulnerabilities, according to Kaspersky Lab.

Most hack attacks simply seek attention, security expert says

Cyber attacks, such as the recent one on the New York Times, are more about gaining attention than causing damage, according to Akamai.

Social network use offers clues for security, Gartner says

It's not practical to prohibit social network access at work, and their usage can provide clues to effective business security, a Gartner analyst says.

US leads 'dirty dozen' of spam traffickers, Sophos study says

Sophos has selected its "dirty dozen" of countries that relay spam for the second quarter of 2013, and the U.S. has taken the top spot.

Ransomware targets smaller businesses, security CEO warns

Trending cyber attacks such as ransomware may be typically overlooked by SMBs, but Lumension chairman and CEO, Pat Clawson, warns that they are actually in the line of fire.

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Malware's invisibility is its best weapon, Trend Micro exec says

The problem with the sophistication of malware is that it tries to be invisible and persistent for as long as possible, according to Trend Micro global chief technology officer, Raimund Genes.

Windows 8's complexity leaves it vulnerable, Kaspersky says

The complexity of the Windows 8 operating system has increased its vulnerability, according to a Kasperky Lab security specialist.

Businesses want Windows 8 hybrids, not Windows RT, says Lenovo

While numerous vendors have released table devices that use Windows RT, Lenovo has gone with Windows 8 Pro for its ThinkPad Helix hybrid.

MusicBrainz breach reminds all to keep passwords unique

MusicBrainz, the popular open content music database, disclosed at the end of March that a database dump had taken place and user information had been downloaded.

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Mobile ads are smarter and snoopier, security firm warns

Adware on mobile aren't as innocuous as banners on PCs, and its integration presents a greater threat to privacy, according to a Bitdefender senior e-threat analyst.

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Ransomware threats are increasing, Symantec warns

Ransomware activity is increasing in Europe, the U.S., and Canada, and security vendor Symantec expects new forms of malware to take a monetary focus.

Most Teens are on Social Networks and are Potentially At Risk, Says McAfee

While social networks such as Facebook famously started out as a way for young adults on a university campus to connect with each other, the growth of these services has meant that teenagers are now heavily involved in them.

Malware and Spam Volume Down, Complexity on the Rise: Symantec

The level of technical innovation and social engineering, as well as the targeting of business executives, are some of the new security trends that Symantec is warning people to be vigilant against.