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Tuesday: March 30, 2010

A list of the ten riskiest cities for cyber-crime. Good to know.A list of the ten riskiest cities for cyber-crime. Good to know.

Traveling to Seattle, Boston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Raleigh, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Denver, Austin or Portland in the near future? Make sure your computer is up to date with the latest virus protections and all of that - although it may not make much difference.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:38 AM | Tags (12) | cities | crime | cyber | definitions | fyi | goodtoknow | risky | security | spambot | travel | virus | zombies |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 24, 2010

Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.Security flaws over at the IRS could mean that your personal data might be at risk.

The Internal Revenue Service's failure to use strong passwords, install patches quickly, and adequately control access to computer systems and information makes the system vulnerable to insider threats and attacks from outside, a new government report concludes.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:42 AM | Tags (12) | taxes | security | risk | irs | data | exposed | cnet | passwords | weak | control | systems | vulnerable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

A list of the ten riskiest foods in America brought to you by MSNBC.A list of the ten riskiest foods in America brought to you by MSNBC.

The presence of salmonella and E. coli in potato dishes could indicate cross-contamination from raw or cooked ingredients or possibly from raw meat or poultry during handling and preparation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Health @ 3:30 PM | Tags (8) | bacteria | contamination | ecoli | food | health | ingredients | msnbc | risks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

There might be a link between health risks and video game playing in adults.There might be a link between health risks and video game playing in adults.

...players also reported lower extraversion, consistent with research on adolescents that linked video-game playing to a sedentary lifestyle and overweight status, and to mental-health concerns.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:33 PM | Tags (5) | adults | gaming | health | risks | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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