Nov 26, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, November 26, 2012

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Remember, people: Alt-Tab. Or on a Mac: Command-Tab. The fastest way to flip from the web page where you are sneaking in Internet shopping to the spreadsheet your boss thinks you are working on. You, of course, would never do that at…

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Avoiding hacks on Cyber Monday, and using low tech for modern space exploration

Nov 26, 2012
Cyber Monday can offer windfalls to hackers as well as shoppers, and even though our space travel ability is improving, we still use plenty of simple technologies to push it forward.

Remember, people: Alt-Tab. Or on a Mac: Command-Tab. The fastest way to flip from the web page where you are sneaking in Internet shopping to the spreadsheet your boss thinks you are working on. You, of course, would never do that at work. You also would also never fall victim to online fraud that’s so pervasive this time of year. Computer security experts say on Cyber Monday many people are prone to what literature professors call a “willing suspension of disbelief.” Be careful, that deal might just be too good to be true. 

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