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Comment How? (Score 1) 101

How do people still lose data in a time when so many options available to limit or even prevent it... synchronous or asynchronous replication to off site storage, snapshots, raid 6... we have the technology available to make data loss nearly unheard of... it's relatively easy to plan and implement, and it works... and yet morons everywhere STILL manage to lose data...

Comment US labor shortage? (Score 2) 477

There is no such thing... we have plenty of people willing and able to work.

The biggest challenge we face is that we will need to train workers to take their places... this is because India has made skilled workers so cheap in the past couple of decades that US companies has little or no incentive to hire entry level folks here in the states and train them, and individuals saw little to no value in paying for this training themselves let alone spending years in school for a job that was already taken by some goon in another country.

Submission + - Malware That Fakes Bank Login Screens Found In Google Ads (fastcompany.com)

tedlistens writes: For years, security firms have warned of keystroke logging malware that surreptitiously steals usernames and passwords on desktop and laptop computers. In the past year, a similar threat has begun to emerge on mobile devices: So-called overlay malware that impersonates login pages from popular apps and websites as users launch the apps, enticing them to enter their credentials to banking, social networking, and other services, which are then sent on to attackers.

Such malware has even found its way onto Google's AdSense network, according to a report on Monday from Kaspersky Lab. The weapon would automatically download when users visited certain Russian news sites, without requiring users to click on the malicious advertisements. It then prompts users for administrative rights, which makes it harder for antivirus software or the user to remove it, and proceeds to steal credentials through fake login screens, and by intercepting, deleting, and sending text messages. The Kaspersky researchers call it "a gratuitous act of violence against Android users."

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