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Submission + - Stimulus websites open home computers to hackers - (thehill.com)

GovTechGuy writes: Administration websites created to track stimulus spending are putting users' at risk of cyber-attacks on their personal computers, according to an audit by the Transportation Department expected to be released this week. People who use certain stimulus websites are giving hackers a chance to access sensitive data, including passwords, according to the audit.
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Submission + - 7 Programming Languages On The Rise (infoworld.com)

snydeq writes: "InfoWorld's Peter Wayner reports on once niche programming languages gaining mind share among enterprise developers for their unique abilities to provide solutions to increasingly common problems. From Python to R to Erlang, each is being increasingly viewed as an essential tool for prototyping on the Web, hacking big data sets, providing quick predictive modeling, powering NoSQL experiments, and unlocking the massive parallelism of today's GPUs."

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