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The Almighty Buck

ATMs That Dispense Gold Bars Coming To America 482

tetrahedrassface writes "As the US economic woes continue unabated, a German company is bringing gold-bearing ATMs to Mainstreet America. The machines accept credit cards, and will dispense 1 gram, 5 gram, 10 gram and 1 ounce units, as well as various gold coins. The company hopes to install 35 bullion machines in the United States this year, and will hopefully have several hundred up and running by next year. The machines will be decorated like giant gold ingots and be over two meters tall. Physical gold has both pros and cons, but from a safety standpoint would it be fine to have a couple of ounces in your pocket while walking around the mall? The giant, gold-dispensing ATMs will monitor the market conditions for gold every 10 minutes in order to reflect spot price changes as they occur." We already covered similar machines installed in travel hubs across Germany.
Oracle

Submission + - Oracle Says Sun Operations Are Now Profitable (crn.com)

cgriffin21 writes: Oracle has turned its Sun hardware operations into a profitable business, eliminating unprofitable reseller deals and streamlining internal operations, Oracle executives said during an earnings call Thursday. The call also featured the first public comments by former Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd who was named Oracle co-president last week following the unexpected resignation of president Charles Phillips.
Security

Submission + - Security a Concern as HTML5 Advances (threatpost.com)

Trailrunner7 writes: Every technology innovation has its coming out party, and Google Inc.'s recent "dancing balls" logo experiment was widely interpreted as a high-impact debut for the next version of HTML, dubbed HTML5. But web security experts are warning that the sprawling new Web standard may favor functionality over security, enabling a new generation of powerful Web based attacks.

Web security experts agree that there are security enhancements in HTML5, but all expressed the same concern: that the new specification will greatly increase the "attack surface" of HTML — providing more avenues by which malicious code can be delivered through the Web.

"HTML5 has an enormous amount of functionality. The (specification) is just huge," said Jeremiah Grossman of Web security firm WhiteHat. The breadth of the new specification gives him concern. "I know that we're still finding vulnerabilities in HTML4," Grossman said.

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