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Tim Greene covers security and keeps an eye on Microsoft for Network World.

Internet as Vital as Food, Water, Air, Shelter to Some

A third of people with Internet access declared their online resources as important as their physical ones, according to an international poll by Cisco.

Need Switches? Buy Now, Report Says

If you're in the market for Ethernet switches, now's the time to buy.

Data-Breach Insurance Caters to Small Businesses

Hartford Insurance is selling new insurance targeted specifically at small businesses.

Personal Data of One Third of Massachusetts Residents Has Been Compromised

Attorney general says it's likely to get worse.

Website Offers IT Pros Peer Advice -- No Vendors Allowed

Wisegate mixes ideas from Yelp with Match.com for gated IT help site.

Beware the Assembling Bot Army

A trio of malicious e-mail messages have infected a mammoth army of computers, but the stricken troops are still awaiting orders.

Iridium Creates Link From iPhones to Satellites

New devices allow smartphone data communications from anywhere on Earth.

Survey: IT Pros Split on Allowing End Users to Download, Install Software

In their efforts to keep malware off their networks, some IT and security pros restrict end users' rights to install apps on company machines.

Dropbox Cloud Was a Haven for Data Thieves, Researchers Say

Files entrusted to cloud-storage provider Dropbox were susceptible to unauthorized access via three attacks devised by security researchers.

Tech Deals Led IPOs in Second Quarter

Technology deals led the charge in a resurgence of initial public stock offerings, accounting for 40% of the value of all IPOs in the second quarter, according to PwC.

Spam is at a Two-Year High, Report Says

Overall the top subjects of spam are pharmaceuticals, gambling and dating.

The Lesson of Anonymous: Corporate Security Sucks

Anonymous has run up quite a score against lots of groups, but corporations are overlooking the real problem: their security is terrible.

Sophos Antivirus Flaws Revealed at Hacker Conference

Black Hat presenter is discussing vulnerabilities with Sophos, which says it's now making some changes to the security software.

Black Hat: Lots of Hacks and a Patriotic Plea

Black Hat hasn't disappointed this year, from revealing a flaw that undercuts OSPF routing, defending Apple in the enterprise, and inviting hackers and crackers help the U.S. fight terrorists in cyberspace.

Black Hat: Routers Using OSPF Open to Attacks

A researcher at Black Hat has revealed a vulnerability in the most common corporate router protocol that puts networks using it at risk of attacks.