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Americans Are Not Protecting Their Computers Like They Should — Are You?

One would think by now that personal computer owners would understand the dangers of operating their PCs without installing some type of antivirus software.

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Why Would a Teen Hack 259 Companies? Why, Boredom, Of Course

Boredom, coupled with a desire to prove himself in the digital space, were the reasons that a 15-year-old Austrian hacked into the web systems of 259 companies in three months.

Fear not, though — officials have apprehended the troublemaker.

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What You Need to Know About Mac Flashback Malware

If you have a Mac computer, you may have heard about the Mac Flashback malware that’s affected some 600,000 machines.

So what is it, how can you tell if you have it, and — most importantly — how can you get rid of it?

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Will Computers Replace Human Tutors?

Human tutors are usually good teachers — but what if a computer program could do the same thing, right down to identifying students’ emotions and boredom levels?

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Is Your Computer Password Among the 25 Worst of 2011?

Password management app maker SplashData has released its list of the “worst computer passwords of 2011″ based around the most commonly stolen password data. It should come as no surprise that the password “password” topped the list of no-nos.

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Prestigious Waldorf Private School Keeps Computers Away from Kids

The 160 Waldorf private schools in the United States boast an impressive student body: the children of tech luminaries from firms like eBay, Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.

But what makes Waldorf a seemingly odd choice for such parents is that until kids are in the eighth grade, the school is completely unwired with not a computer screen to be found.

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Why Are Most Computer Voices Female?

Who knew — there’s a reason why most computer voices are female.

In fact, there are several reasons.

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‘Anonymous’ Hacking Collective Steals Law Enforcement Data

The loose-knit international hacking collective known as Anonymous claims it hacked into around 70 US law enforcement websites, stealing 10 gigabytes worth of data.

To prove it, this weekend the group posted items such as police emails, tips that seemed to come from members of the public, and credit card numbers.

Anonymous said the move was in retaliation for the arrests of its sympathizers in the US and Britain.

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