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Comment Re:Hackers reported that the malware "just worked. (Score 1) 148

Being that this was a Java exploit which required a visit to a website at the least, I would say that those that got infected have more time on their hands than they know what to do with.

Security starts and ends with the user. If someone gets a virus, it is most likely that they do not care, are not paying attention, or are clicking on stupid links that go to stupid things that are not related to their work duties.

Corporations have yet to learn that training is required (less than 30 minutes to show someone the tricks to look out for), and an actual damage assessment and punishment system in relationship to breaches.

Sure IT may get an increase in calls at the start, but it is worth it in the long run.


Comment Log Analyzer (Score 2) 356

There are a lot of utilities that convert log files (from Apache for instance) to databases and perform data mining on them but there are still a lot of services that do not yet have these tools. This would make for an interresting database project as you could do a lot of really complex queries and have it create human readable reports.

Comment Re:Stop being stupid (Score 1) 272

Little hint about cameras. Keep the ceiling ones for large coverage, but keep a few about 4 feet off the ground facing the entrance to catch good face shots of people coming in. Should be fairly easy to hide inside a display or counter. I remember hearing about a bunch of thugs that destroyed the window display of a camera shop. Turned out the owner always left 2 or 3 of the display cameras recording (wired to a remote recorder) at night and got REALLY good shots of their faces!

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