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CA Finds Troubling Evidence that Inside Job Cyber-Crimes on the Rise

CA Computer Associates PC Protection SoftwareA national security and privacy survey sponsored by CA, Inc. (NASDAQ: CA – News) and conducted by The Strategic Counsel showed that security threats from within an organization now are a bigger problem than attacks from external sources.

At the same time, the number of U.S. organizations reporting loss of confidential data and reduced customer satisfaction has increased by 55 percent and 65 percent, respectively, in the past two years. According to the CA 2008 Security and Privacy Survey, in 2008 more than 34 percent of organizations reported a loss of confidential information as a result of security attacks and breaches, up from 22 percent in 2006.

Deluo Bluetooth GPS Makes Anything You’ve got A GPS

Deluo Bluetooth GPS with Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007 (SiRF Star III)The Deluo Bluetooth GPS with Microsoft Streets and Trips 2007 is your all-in-one solution to your traveling needs. With this GPS device, you will be saving yourself time and ultimately, money. It’s like having a trustworthy traveling companion that’s really street-smart.

This marvelous GPS device turns your laptop, PDA or cellular phone into one powerful navigation solution. Set-up is extremely simple and straightforward: Simply take the unit out of its box, insert the installation CD into your laptop or PC, configure a few settings here and there, and it’s ready to use.

Intel embraces Open Source with Moblin.org

Open Source is all the rage – and Intel is truly involved. In this video from Blip.TV, Doug Fischer, Intel Vice President & GM System Software Division, discusses open source, and Intel’s use of Moblin.org as a true open source project. For more information please join the discussion in Intel’s Open Source Community.

Microsoft takes the driver’s seat with Microsoft Auto 3.0

Ford Sync (Photo Credit: tootechie.com)Windows everywhere – that seems to be the message with the recent expansion of Microsoft’s new place next to the driver’s seat in your car. That’s right, while we have all seen the Sync commercials on television, there is more. The next generation is coming from Microsoft for your car – bringing a true media center type experience in your auto – plus more!

According to the tootechie.com report, “In the past, telematics was for high-end, luxury cars only. But Last week Microsoft and Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group announced that the companies will “co-develop” the “next generation” of “infotainment systems.” In other words, you’ll be able to get ‘Microsoft Auto’ (name of the operating system) in Hyundai’s cheap cars by 2010.

Maxtor OneTouch III 750GB External Hard Drive

Maxtor OneTouch III 750GB External Hard DrivePicture yourself turning your PC on simply to surf the Net or do something fairly inconsequential. However, there is a problem: the PC just won’t turn on. You then check everything up and suddenly, you figure it out. The hard disk is shot. It’s not working. Reality sinks in, and you realize that all your important files are there. Helpless, you shake your head in utter frustration and disbelief. Now, truth be told, losing your files is simply a painful experience. Of course, it is also an experience that could have been easily avoided had all those files been properly backed up. With the Maxtor OneTouch III 750GB External Hard Drive, you’ll be able to do just that in a quick and simple way. Remember, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Google Allows Off-Line Access To Web-Based Documents

Google Docs is now available offline to a select few with wider offerings expected to followHow could Google Docs and Spreadsheets get any better? Well, Google, with yet another shot-over-the-bow at Microsoft, is letting users of its Internet-based word-processing program access their documents offline. A desktop version of Google Docs, now available to a small number of select users, will be rolled out more broadly over the next few weeks, the Mountain View company said Tuesday in a blog posting.

Internet Explorer 8 Beta Now Available for Download

Internet ExplorerInternet Explorer is upgrading again – this time to become more Internet standards compliant. Huh? Well, let me try to explain it simply – Microsoft tends to break the rules of the standards committees and replace them with their own. Every since the Open Office XML file standard was approved ahead of Microsoft and the International Regulating organizations didn’t want to modify it for Microsoft – they seem to have been singing a different tune. Realizing they truly don’t control the internet and all software development.

If you are a developer ready to test a whole new compliant internet with Internet Explorer, why not try out the new Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 from Microsoft.

Happy Birthday Windows Vista

Windows VistaToday marks the one year anniversary of the release of Microsoft Windows Vista – and what a year it has been. From corporate IT departments willing to upgrade and users asking for downgrades. But after all, humans as a whole, do not like change – and Vista was a change from the ordinary.

As a Vista user on 100% of my home systems – I can tell you that I like Vista. Is there any crazy features that make me jump up and down about Vista – Yes. The Integrated search functionality replaces Google Desktop pretty well, but I like the Google interface better in the way it displays search results.

Is there anything about Vista I hate – not really. Other than the fact it gets a bad rep.

Y2K38: The Son of the Millenium Bug

Help!Don’t panic yet, but there’s a potential problem in 30 years. Then again, maybe not. Here’s the issue: Most Unix-like operating systems represent time as the number of seconds since January 1, 1970. On 32-bit systems, that second count is a signed 32-bit integer. English translation: The latest time that can be represented is 03:14:07 UTC on Tuesday, January 19, 2038. And while sources confirm the math, others have dismissed the threat. “Most of the Y2K problems were just display errors, not bugs in the actual calculations going on under the scenes,” wrote linux blogger, jandrese. “2038 is much scarier and is a lot more difficult to fix.”

Tired of missing the last second on eBay? Fret no More!

If you are tired of playing the cat-and-mouse game on eBay, especially when you don’t have the time to spend sitting and refreshing the pages, why not try something different – something that will help you get that next auction you are trying so hard for – without your help!

That’s what we feature in today’s Into Tomorrow Tech Update with Dave Graveline.