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Security experts question release of exploit data

When word of the "Code Red" worm first came out a month ago, a security firm released details on the worm's exploit code on the same day that Microsoft Corp. released a patch on how to fix the vulnerability in its Internet Information Service (IIS).

NIPC warns companies of Chinese hacker threat

The National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), the cybersecurity arm of the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, warned U.S. businesses yesterday to prepare to defend their systems and networks next week from a possible strike by Chinese hack...

Number of hacks, zombies rises

Hackers vandalized and defaced more than 5,800 Web pages last year, up from about 3,800 in 1999, according to Attrition.org, a Web site that keeps tabs on such activity. But the real damage may be under the covers.

Intruder Defaces Nasdaq-100 Index Web Page

A hacker that goes by the name "prime suspectz" cracked into a Nasdaq Stock Market Web server Saturday and replaced the contents of the Nasdaq-100 Index page with an offensive message.

Hacker-Controlled Tanks, Planes and Warships?

U.S. Army officials are worried that sophisticated hackers and other cybercriminals, including military adversaries, may soon have the ability to hack their way into and take control of major military weapon systems such as tanks and ships.

A Hacker's Final Exam: Federal Systems

More and more cybervandals are turning their attention to U.S. federal government networks to test their virus-development skills and prove their hacking prowess, according to one of the U.S. Army's top security experts.

Army on Hacker Alert

The U.S. Army has placed its cyberdefense teams on full alert after a known hacker group threatened to take down the Army's World Wide Web home page this Friday.

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Azadeh Williams

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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