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Remember the mainframe

When IBM unveiled the first mainframe on April 7, 1964, a high-capacity computer known as System/360 that cost $5 billion to develop, few could have predicted the machine would still be as crucial to big businesses and government agencies as it is today.

Broadcom wireless drivers vulnerable to attack, says Metasploit creator

Just when you thought that spilling a hot cup of latte was all you had to worry about while surfing the web at your local Starbucks – or any public place for that matter – think again: Nearby attackers can now exploit the wireless drivers used in many popular laptops to assume control of your machine, and there is little you can do to stop them.

Sourcefire going public

Sourcefire, maker of the popular open-source Snort intrusion prevention technology, has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise up to $75 million in stock, six months after plans to be acquired by Check Point fizzled out amid a federal investigation.

Researchers cite risks in swipe-free credit cards

Swipe-free credit cards are gaining in popularity, but there are significant information security risks associated with the cards’ radio frequency identifier (RFID) technology, a group of Massachusetts researchers have determined in findings released this week.

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