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New PoS Malware

"Security researchers from antivirus firm Trend Micro recently came across a highly configurable memory scraping malware program that they dubbed MalumPoS." (via PCW) Memory scraping malware targets Oracle Micros point-of-sale customers / http://www.pcworld.com/article/2932652/memory-scraping-malware-targets-oracle-micros-pointofsale-customers.html

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Need for Enhanced It Skills

The need for an enhanced IT workforce:

"Research from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, suggests that as many as 57 per cent of digital leaders believe there is a need for enhanced IT skills among their existing workforce." (via ZDNet) Office collaboration in the classroom / http://www.zdnet.com/article/office-collaboration-in-the-classroom/

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The Hacking Rate Increases

For those that hadn't noticed it already:

The Hacking Rate: "We're hemorrhaging information at a dizzying rate..." Definitely not a good sign. (via Reuters) Big U.S. data breaches offer treasure trove for hackers / http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/07/us-cybersecurity-usa-china-idUSKBN0OM0N920150607

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Bookstores: Not obsolete

For the 'No surprise' department: Bookstores are not obsolete. (via NPR) The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In / http://www.npr.org/2015/05/28/408787099/the-technology-of-books-has-changed-but-bookstores-are-hanging-in

 

  • Author's note: I've decided to add the tag aBooks for actual books to be used to differentiate from eBooks.
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The Audio File Send

Chirping Files: Sending files via an audio signal -- (via BBC) Will Britain's Chirp be drowned out by Google Tone? / http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-32810220

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