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Microsoft Patch Tuesday focuses on Internet Explorer

By Joab Jackson, IDG News Service | August 12th, 2014 Microsoft issued 29 patches for its browser, including one that covers a critical vulnerability. Microsoft has issued 29 patches for its Internet Explorer browser, including one fixing a critical vulnerability that would allow a remote attacker to gain access to a computer from over the …

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How the Internet of Things could become a critical part of disaster response

By Phil Johnson, ITworld | July 22, 2014 Researchers have concluded that those billions of connected devices could help save lives in the event of disaster, even one that knocks out the Internet. The huge network of connected devices could be used to aid communications among first responders after a disaster. Image credit: REUTERS/China Daily. …

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New docs show DHS was more worried about critical infrastructure flaw in ’07 than it let on

By Jaikumar Vijayan, Computerworld | July 9th, 2014 Homeland Security mistakenly releases info on ‘Aurora’ test in response to unrelated FOIA request. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mistakenly released hitherto little-known details on an experiment conducted in 2007 in which researchers destroyed a 27-ton diesel generator via a cyberattack on its control system. Details …

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