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BullGuard Announces Internet Security Suite 12

BullGuard, specialists in user-friendly PC and mobile security solutions for consumers, has announced the release of the latest version of its award-winning Internet Security suite with version 12. Building on previous success, the new edition offers a range of improvements and new key features to help streamline security for the modern user, making it one of the most comprehensive solutions on the market.

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Smiley Face Emoticon Triggers Florida International Univ. Data Scare

Personal information for 19,500 current and former students may have been accessed by hackers, university informs in letters

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Harvard Website Hacked, Defaced

Hackers briefly defaced Harvard University’s website yesterday, replacing the home page of America’s oldest university with an image of Syria’s president, Bashar el-Assad, together with a message accusing the United States of supporting the uprising against his regime and threatening retaliation by Syria’s “23 million mobile bomb.’’

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Inspired Use of Technology Earns Three Colleges Exclusive AMX Innovation Awards

Inaugural program recognizes education-transforming practices and accomplishments

Innovation and initiative are integral to higher education success, but three schools recently stood out to judges of the 2011 AMX Innovation Awards. The University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine; Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada; and The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey were selected from a field of over 500 nominations.

Drinking from the Fire Hose in 2011: Thoughts on Network Security on College/University Campuses

The campus network is home to thousands of student residents while at the same time hosting key administrative servers containing private personal information. Yet in most universities the network administrators are expected to maintain an "open network environment" that allows free access in and out of the campus.

Shrinking the Desktop

Virtualization is moving from the server room to the desktop

Caught up in cloud fever, campus IT leaders across the nation have virtualized their server rooms. Having fewer servers didn't make the world come to an end; in fact, just the opposite happened. Staffers have more time to work on critical tasks and energy bills have gone down since IT departments aren't cooling massive data centers anymore.

The State of the Mobile Web in Higher Ed

Mobile solutions and strategies--and the budgets behind them

Is 2011 going to be the "Year of the Mobile Web" for higher education? A few studies have already hinted it. According to a white paper published by The Nielsen Company in December 2010, "Mobile Youth Around the World," 48 percent of the 15- to 24-year-olds in the U.S. now browse the web on their mobile devices?even though only 33 percent own smartphones. The Pew Internet and American Life Project concurred in its own report, "Mobile Access 2010," released in July 2010.

Behind the News

The stories making headlines in higher education.

Who are you and how did you find us? That's what admissions officers at colleges and universities all over the country are asking this year as "stealth applications" proliferate.

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Precaution Is Better Than Cure

A friend recently told me that she had deactivated her Facebook account because of security concerns. Just last month we heard that some Facebook applications, such as the extremely (yet inexplicably) popular Farmville game, were causing identifying information to be sent to advertisers without the users' consent.