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Boise Most Vulnerable City in Western U.S. to Terrorist Attack

- Many cities on the East Coast are highly vulnerable to a terrorist attack, especially those with ports.

Can Design Affect Suicide-Bomber Casualty Rates?

- Yes, says a new study from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Security Research

- The European Union has published a considerable amount of information about its Framework Programs, its principal vehicle to fund scientific and technological research and development. A general outline is available here and the program’s homepage can be viewed here.. The EU accepts online submissions, send them here. 

Heart Monitors Can Be Hacked, Researchers Say

- A research team has hacked into a defibrillator, but says the possibility that others will try and succeed are low.

Radiation Detection Machine Tests Inconclusive, Report Says

- Despite their previous statements that the radiation detection machines worked, DHS now says a new round of tests cannot show whether the machines can "detect and identify actual objects that might be smuggled."

Behind the Numbers: Factors Driving Interest in PC Alternatives

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Quick Bytes: I Spy

- Spyware beat out viruses, worms, and browser-embedded attacks when 1,070 companies were asked to rank their biggest IT security concern in 2007.

Explosive Testing of Window Systems – the Underlying Double-Standard

- Explosive testing can reveal deficiencies in both new technologies and improperly designed window systems. Unfortunately, either through misinterpretation or ill-intent, compliance with selected test standards has been slowly falling by the wayside.

Virginia Tech, Kaine Lobby for Campus Security Study

- Funds sought for study to secure open public environments.

Private Sector Provides Recommendations on Preparedness Standards

- A group of private-sector associations, including ASIS International, have issued a report on security standards being mandated by the Department of Homeland Security.

Youth Violence

- After reviewing over 600 youth violence prevention programs, the University of Colorado’s Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence has chosen the 11 best.

Browser breakers

- The growing popularity of attacks against Web-browser software is evident in new research conducted by CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. The survey found that 36.8 percent of the nearly 900 organizations interviewed had seen browser-based attacks jump 25 percent from the previous year. Browser-based attacks are those that take place when a Web page contains malicious code that can compromise a Web browser. @ More information on the CompTIA survey is at SM Online.

Quick Bytes: Browser breakers.

- The growing popularity of attacks against Web-browser software is evident in new research conducted by CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association. The survey found that 36.8 percent of the nearly 900 organizations interviewed had seen browser-based attacks jump 25 percent from the previous year. Browser-based attacks are those that take place when a Web page contains malicious code that can compromise a Web browser. @ More information on the CompTIA survey is at SM Online.
 




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