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02-09-2014
Why hackers may be stealing your credit card numbers for years

While conducting a penetration test of a major Canadian retailer, Rob VandenBrink bought something Jeremy Kirk

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02-09-2014
Smartphone sales on pace to grow 24% in 2014

More than 1.25 billion smartphones will be shipped worldwide in 2014, a 23.8% increase from the 1.01 billion units shipped in 2013, according to IDC.Total volumes are forecast to reach 1.8 billion units in 2018, a 12.7% CAGR for the 2013–2018 forecast period. Enterprise Innovation editors

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02-09-2014
New ASTRI CEO Tong Fuk-kay takes office

Dr  Franklin Tong Fuk-kay has taken the helm of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI).Tong assumed the role of CEO of the state-run R&D organization on Monday. He has been acting as CEO designate since July after being appointed by the ASTRI board in June.Tong joined ASTRI from Hisense Broadband Multimedia Technologies, where he was deputy general manager and chief technology officer. Prior to this he was CEO of Hisense subsidiary Archcom Thecnology. Computerworld Hong Kong staff

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02-09-2014
Samsung, education groups to provide tablets for HK schools

Samsung Electronics has teamed up with four Hong Kong educational organisations to launch a project to provide free e-learning tools to local schools.The company last week launched the Samsung Smart School Citizenship Project, which will provide free electronic devices to primary, secondary and special schools. In the 2014-15 educational year, 67 in-need schools will benefit from the scheme. Computerworld Hong Kong staff

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02-09-2014
China gives Microsoft 20 days to answer antitrust probe queries

Chinese authorities have issued a 20-day deadline for Microsoft to explain "compatibility problems" with its Windows and Office software, after previously warning the company not to obstruct an anti-monopoly investigation. Michael Kan

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02-09-2014
StarHub expands Singapore SMB cloud market with Parallels

Singapore's second-largest ICT services provider StarHub has partnered with US-based provider of cloud service delivery platform Parallels to further expand the telco's cloud services offerings in Singapore.Going by the partnership agreement, StarHub will deploy Parallels Automation for rapid cloud services delivery. Computerworld Hong Kong staff

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02-09-2014
Puma cuts 30% data center costs with DC modernization

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02-09-2014
iCloud flaw may have allowed nude celebrity photos leakage

Reports indicate that the leak of nude Hollywood star photos may have been the result of a hacker (or hackers) taking advantage of a flaw in Apple's iCloud service Nick Mediati

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01-09-2014
Can SDN usher in better IT security?

That software-defined networking (SDN) is a coming reality is starting to gain traction in IT security circles, with some vendors arguing it could lead to a level of interoperability in security largely missing at present. Ellen Messmer

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01-09-2014
Scientists create one robot brain to rule them all

Researchers are creating a single, massive repository of robot knowledge so machines around the world can learn from each other.Dubbed Robo Brain, the repository, which robots can access over the internet, is designed to let the machines draw on its more than 10 terabytesterabytes of data whenever they need it. The knowledge store resides on Amazon Web Services' public cloud. Sharon Gaudin

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01-09-2014
Apple gearing up for mobile payments with NFC chip partnership

Dutch chip maker NXP will supply Apple with near field communication (NFC) technology that could enable smartphone payments in the next iPhone, according to the Financial Times.The partnership means phone users will be able to conduct transactions by tapping the device on payment terminals, as well as paving the way for other 'internet of things' applications, the sources said. Matthew Finnegan

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01-09-2014
China top country of origin for US phishing attacks: survey

Nearly seven in 10 (69 %) of US IT professionals experience phishing attacks at least once a week, and China is the most common country of origin, according to new research by Ipsos Observer.The State of Network Security survey, sponsored by HP TippingPoint, covered 205 IT professionals in the US. Enterprise Innovation editors

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01-09-2014
China, tech sector to drive APAC salary growth in '15

Salaries across Asia Pacific are expected to increase an average 7% in 2015, with China and Vietnam the main drivers, a survey shows. And the high tech sector will see some of the biggest gains.But the survey, conducted by professional services company Towers Watson, also indicates that growing inflation pressures will erode real salary increases.China (5.2%) and Vietnam (4.1%) will lead the way in East Asia for salary increases in 2015 after taking into account inflation, while Japan (0.6%) will see the smallest raises. CFO Innovation Asia staff

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01-09-2014
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01-09-2014
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