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Tim Greene covers Microsoft for Network World and writes the Mostly Microsoft blog.

Google Voice Offers up a Number-Porting Kluge

Sure you can make your cell number your primary number, but it could cost you.

Low-cost SSL Proxy Could Bring Cheaper, Faster Security; Defeat Threats Like Firesheep

Researchers have found a cheaper, faster way to process SSL/TLS with off-the-shelf hardware, a development that could let more Web sites shut down cyber threats.

Top 10 Web Hacking Techniques of 2010 Revealed

A Web hack that can endanger online banking transactions is ranked the No. 1 new Web hacking technique for 2010 in a top 10 list selected by a panel of experts.

Kids Master Computers Easier Than Bikes, Survey Finds

Children five years old and younger are acquiring at least some computer skills at rates higher than they pick up more traditional childhood activities.

Social Networking Security Threats Taken Too Lightly

There's a gap between reports of malware generated from social networking sites and the potential threat businesses perceive, according to a report.

Public Cloud Services Can Provide Useful Tools for Criminals

Buying public cloud services passwords is not the only malicious use these resources might offer.

IPhones and Droids Could Speed Medical Tests, Cut Costs

Patients may soon be able to cut health care costs by running blood tests off their iPhones and Droids and having the results automatically forwarded to their doctors.

Vidyo to Show off Mobile-to-Mobile Videoconferencing

Vidyo will demonstrate at CES an Internet videoconference among six types of mobile devices made by multiple manufacturers.

Motorola Splits Into Droid, Wireless Gear Divisions

Motorola is taking a big gamble that its popular Droid smartphones will continue to thrive even if Verizon Wireless--the major seller of Droids--starts hawking iPhones.

The iPhone Quiz

Analysis: Arguably the Apple iPhone is one of the hottest consumer status symbols, but how well do you really know it?

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Top 10 Security SNAFUs of 2010

Google, Cisco, McAfee, and the U.S. government all grab negative security headlines for the year's dubious honors.

How to Check on Your Cloud Provider

Potential cloud-services customers face a tough problem: How can they trust cloud providers enough to hire them when the providers refuse to reveal important...

What to Do If Your Gawker Password Was Violated

If you think your Gawker account has been compromised by this weekend's attack and you want to cancel it, you can't.

WikiLeaks Attacks Illegal, Says Internet Society

Takedown attempts against WikiLeaks undermine what the Internet stands for, says the nonprofit group dedicated to open use of the Internet.

Porn-site Visitors Could Score a Payday for Theft of Their Browser Histories

Visitors to www.youporn.com over the past four years could be in store for a payday if a case against operators of the site proves they stole browser histories...