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DHS cybersecurity plans need more work

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Security

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security must do more to protect the nation's critical information infrastructure, according to a report released today by the Government Accountability Office. One congressman called the department's efforts so far 'unacceptable'.

LinuxWorld: Changes in open-source licensing

The move away from one-size-fits-all licensing is a hot topic at the LinuxWorld show. However, analysts say that the real changes in open-source software development may be coming from the enterprise businesses that support it.

Remembering RAMAC

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Hardware

Today's iPod-toting hipsters have no idea how much they owe to a small band of IBM engineers who developed the RAMAC, the first system for storing data on magnetic disks. The refrigerator-size beast was a technological breakthrough, and it's considered by most to be the forerunner of today's hard drives.

Doom 3 Linux client 1.3 is out

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Gaming

Doom3 version 1.3.1302 is available for download. This version includes support for Resurrection of Evil expansion pack.

Hackers break into Stanford University

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Security

The FBI has been brought in to investigate the hacking of Stanford University’s computer network, which could have compromised the personal information of around 10,000 people.

The Future of Linux on Laptops

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Linux

The good news for all Linux advocates is HP's recent announcement to support Ubuntu Linux on selected models of its notebook computers. HP said it will not offer Linux based notebooks in the United States, I have to wonder if anyone from Redmond, Washington had any input towards HP's decision.

LinuxWorld: Savings, Stability Make Strong Business Case

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Linux

As several hundred of the Linux and open-source faithful gather for the two-day LinuxWorld Summit here, the message that Linux has not only come to Wall Street but has been embraced by it is resounding loud and clear.

CIA overseeing 3-day war game on Internet

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Web

The CIA is conducting a war game this week to simulate an unprecedented, Sept. 11-like electronic assault against the United States.

Next Gen Firefox In Beta Tests

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Moz/FF

Mozilla moves to make sure IE7 has no chance of closing the gap. Fans of Firefox have reason to be jubilant today. The next generation of the phenomenally popular browser has entered beta testing.

Teen hacker goes too far

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Security

A TEEN who tried to bump up his grades to an A by hacking into his school’s computer system, accidentally revealed his cunning plan to officials.

Phishing flaw catches Xbox 360 site

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Microsoft
Security

Microsoft has patched a potentially dangerous flaw on its www.xbox360.com website after security experts warned the software giant of a cross-site scripting vulnerability which could be exploited by hackers to launch phishing attacks.

GNU guru asks PC makers to free their drivers

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Linux

Richard Stallman, one of the main forces behind the GNU/Linux operating system and the free software movement, is in Taiwan fighting on a new front -- to get the island's PC makers to release source code for their drivers.

New handheld puzzle games fun, addictive

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Reviews
Gaming

What's great about puzzle games is that there's no real commitment and no story line. But beware of the addictive nature of handheld puzzle games that you can take anywhere -- it's easy to jump in, but getting back out is another story. Here's a look at two of the latest:

Actors Strike Over Video Game Voices

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Gaming

A button worn by picketing actors at last week's E3 video games trade show suggested they might pull the plug if they don't get a bigger share of the industry's huge profits. It read "Game Over."

Homeland Security budget boosts cybersecurity

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Security

Information security could get greater focus now that the House budget bill calls for creating a high-level cybersecurity position at the Homeland Security Department.

Quake leaps into next generation

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Gaming

One of the top sci-fi shooters, Quake, is getting a new lease of life as a next-generation console game. It was one of the titles announced for Microsoft's Xbox 360 during last week's E3 games expo in Los Angeles. The date has not been set for the release of Quake 4 yet, which is also being made for the PC.

KDE 3.4.1 is Coming Your Way

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KDE
-s

KDE 3.4.1 is on it's way. It was tagged on May 23 and your favorite distro's developers are toiling away to make a version available for your desktop. It should be released to the general public in less than a week and perhaps your distro will release their version at the approximate same time. Besides starting on the 4.0 branch of kde, developers have been working hard on improving their stable branch. What's new this release?

Telecoms giant loses staff data

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Security

MCI is the latest US corporate facing a potential identity theft problem with its employees’ personal data.

PS3 is not a game machine

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Gaming

Exec portrays the console as a home media and entertainment supercomputer, says that gaming will be only one of its many functions.

Lara Croft gets a breast reduction

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Gaming

Videogame idol Lara Croft has been given a smaller bust as part of a makeover gaming company Eidos hopes revives the once-hot tomb-raiding heroine.

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