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7 tips computer security for students

These tips can help protect the computers you use for school from viruses, hackers, spyware, and other attacks. 1. Perform basic computer safety maintenance Before you surf the Web, you should perform three key maintenance steps to help improve the computer’s security. Visit Protect your computer in 4 steps and follow the steps online to: …

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Securing Data in Hosted Applications

Trust, or the lack thereof, is a key factor with respect to the adoption of the Hosted Application and the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. The case could be made that data is the most important asset of any business application—data about products, customers, employees, suppliers, and more. In a hosted model, an organization must surrender a level of control over its own data, trusting the service provider. In order to earn this trust, one of the highest priorities for a provider is to create a data architecture that is both robust and secure enough to satisfy tenants or customers who are concerned about surrendering control of vital business data to a third party. A highly secure data architecture is one that provides defense in depth, using multiple defense levels that complement one another to provide data protection in different ways, under different circumstances, against both internal and external …

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Layang-Layang

Layang-layang yang biasa kita mainkan ternyata telah ada sejak ribuan tahun silam. Bahkan, menurut sejumlah sumber sejarah, layang-layang sudah ada sebelum ditemukannya tulisan. Layang-layang sendiri diyakini berasal dari daratan China yang kemudian dibawa oleh pedagangnya keliling dunia. Namun, versi sejarah lain mengatakan bahwa layang-layang berasal dari Indonesia atau Malaysia. Disebutkan, saat itu, layang-layang masih sangat sederhana karena belum ada bahan kertas. Maka, layang-layang dibuat dari daun-daun berukuran besar. Perdagangan antarbangsa yang terjadi ribuan tahun silam kemudian membuat layang-layang dibawa ke berbagai belahan dunia, mengikuti kaum pedagang yang berlayar ke berbagai benua. Salah satu yang dipercaya mengenalkan ke Eropa adalah pedagang dari Portugis dan India. Versi lain mengatakan bahwa Kaisar Jengis Khan lah yang mengenalkan layang-layang ke berbagai benua termasuk Eropa saat pasukannya menguasai sejumlah benua Asia dan Eropa. Jika benar sejarah bahwa layang-layang berasal dari Indonesia, sudah sepatutnya kita bangga. Sebab, kita bisa turut menyumbangkan salah satu warisan mainan yang …

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Nokia Siemens joins Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation yesterday announced that Nokia Siemens Networks has become a member. Nokia Siemens Networks will work with the foundation and its members to continue improving Carrier Grade Linux (CGL). Nokia Siemens Networks, a leading enabler of communications services, will be working with the foundation specifically on Linux-based technologies for use in User Plane and Control Plane Network Elements, as well as embedded applications. This is expected to lead to further integration of CGL specifications with the Linux Standard Base (LSB) to deliver a standard that works for these expanding Linux markets. “Linux has become a very natural fit for telecom network and device manufacturers who are looking for an operating system from which they can easily and cost-effectively build differentiated services and value,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director of The Linux Foundation. “There is no question that the massive success of Linux in telecom is key in today’s …

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OpenSUSE 10.3 beta and build service app

To mark the second birthday of the openSUSE project, the community program last week celebrated with two announcements – the availability of the first beta of openSUSE 10.3 and the growth of the openSUSE Build Service with a new end-user interface. The openSUSE Build Service is a framework that provides an infrastructure for software developers to create and compile packages for multiple Linux distributions. It addresses the problem that developers have in providing their software across multiple Linux platforms. The development team released the first version of the build service’s end-user interface, with which users of any openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu or Mandriva distribution can search and browse new software for their distribution. In the past four months, more than 13 million packages have been downloaded from the openSUSE Build Service. Currently there are more than 700 projects and 20 000 software packages available.

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Bug hunting start-up: Pay up, or feel the pain

Vulnerability Discovery and Analysis (VDA) Labs, founded in April by Jared DeMott, notifies software vendors of security bugs found in their software, as do many other security researchers. But as part of VDA’s business model, vendors are asked to pay for the bugs it discovers, or its consulting services, otherwise VDA threatens to sell the bug to a third party or make the details of the security flaw public. DeMott, who has done work for the National Security Agency among other places, describes his business model as “edgy,” while other security researchers see it as more akin to “extortion.” The practice, in either case, veers from the more traditional ways bug hunters have worked with software vendors and security firms. Just two weeks ago, LinkedIn, the popular social-networking site, got a taste of VDA’s business practices, when the Michigan security company claimed it had found a critical security flaw in …

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New guidance for handling security incidents

When it comes to security expertise, you have two options: become a security expert or hire a security expert. There really is no middle ground. How prepared is your IT department or administrator to handle security incidents? Many organizations learn how to respond to security incidents only after suffering attacks. By this time, incidents often become much more costly than needed. Here’s some guidance on responding to IT security incidents. Learn how to define an incident response plan and contain the damage and minimize risks. And here are six easy steps that every company should take to enhance computer security in terms of getting the proverbial biggest bang for the security buck. Each suggestion is described in some detail with links to more in-depth treatment, templates, and tools. For a heads-up on the latest malware, including e-mail and desktop threats, find it all in one convenient location on the new …

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The Face of Windows Server 2008

After years of development, intensive fine-tuning, and much anticipation, Windows Server 2008 is almost ready for release. But not before it passes one more test. Microsoft is handing it over to the global Information Technology community for final scrutiny. And we’d like you to be part of that process. Here’s how the Face of Windows Server 2008 website lets you make a personal contribution to the development of this exciting technology, and share your knowledge and experience with colleagues from around the world. Download Beta 3 if you have not done so already. See the most recent and sophisticated version of Longhorn in action, trial it in your own work environment, discover what’s new and different, and send your feedback to Microsoft. Find, meet, and learn from other IT professionals. Get insights into the creation of Windows Server 2008 from its Redmond developers. Search for a colleague you know, or …

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Lenovo thinks Linux

Lenovo will offer a version of Linux on its ThinkPad notebooks beginning in the fourth quarter, the company announced Monday. The Chinese PC maker has selected Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 from Novell as its first supported entry into the world of open source. Though ThinkPads have been certified to run Linux in the past, this is the first time Lenovo will support the hardware and operating system directly. Novell will be responsible for providing operating system updates to Lenovo’s customers. ThinkPads with Suse Linux will be available to Lenovo’s commercial customers and individuals. The announcement coincides with the opening of the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco on Monday. Lenovo is not the only top PC manufacturer to offer a version of the open-source operating system preinstalled on its PCs. In May, Dell opted for the Ubuntu version of Linux on a smattering of notebooks and PCs. Dell should also …

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