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You might think that you don't have to worry about security while playing games--after all, that activity is about as far from online banking as you can get--but as the PlayStation Network data breach last spring and the more recent hack into the servers of the Steam gaming platform both show, you are vulnerable, even when you're at play.
 
Ultrabooks are the new "It" laptops. Running Windows and carrying the latest Intel processors, laptops in this new class are feather-light and ultrathin.
 
Apple's most recent MacBook Air is selling like hotcakes, for good reason. Current Airs are incredibly thin and light, and--unlike the first version--they're powerful enough for most everyday work. But what if you don't want an Apple laptop? Finally, thanks to Intel and its partners, you have a Windows alternative: the Ultrabook.
 
Being a photographer is sort of like being in school--in a good way. There's always something new to learn. (Or if you prefer, you could just let your photo editor do most of the hard work for you.) As I write my very last Digital Focus of 2011, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and round up the ten most essential articles. If you're looking to brush up on some photography techniques over the holiday break, here are my recommendations.
 
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The damage from a weekend data breach at an international security think tank, Strafor, appears to have been inflated by the perpetrators: the hacker collective known as Anonymous.
 
Mozilla Firefox/SeaMonkey/Thunderbird CVE-2011-3665 Denial of Service Vulnerability
 
A "vast phishing attack" that attempts to capture the credit card information of Apple customers was launched on Christmas day, according to a report from Mac security-software company Intego.
 
In the face of an avalanche of bad publicity, domain registrar GoDaddy is being accused by a competitor of dragging its feet on allowing customers to leave its service.
 
Maybe you were lucky enough to wake up Christmas morning to find an iPad under the tree. Maybe one of the eight nights of Hanukkah brought a brand new iPod touch into your life. Maybe you decided to treat yourself to an iPhone this holiday season. Whatever the reason, you find yourself the happy owner of a brand new iOS device. But still there's that nagging question:
 
Maybe there's no such thing as a free lunch, but iOS device owners certainly have their pick of free apps. While you're mulling over your choices for what apps to install on your new iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, consider these 10 options, which won't cost you a dime.
 
Sony said Monday it will sell off its entire stake in an LCD manufacturing joint venture with Samsung Electronics for $934 million.
 
A court in Delhi on Saturday ordered 22 Internet companies, including Google and Facebook, to remove certain "anti-religious" and "anti-social" content, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.
 
Perhaps you lucked out this holiday season, and instead of unwrapping an itchy sweater or a Dunkin' Donuts gift card, you tore the wrapping paper off a brand new Mac. And perhaps this is the very first Mac that you've owned. Don't be afraid of your new computer; you're leaving behind a world of headaches, and this new Mac is your Excedrin.
 
The security industry expects the number of cyber-espionage attacks to increase in 2012 and the malware used for the attcks to become increasingly sophisticated.
 
Spiderowych has a new web site up. He asked the Answer Line forum how he could make it popular.
 
While Google and Microsoft waged trench warfare in the search business this year, both are hoping to come up with a market game changer for 2012.
 
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