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Samsung Printers Have Hidden Security Risk

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Samsung Printers Have Hidden Security Risk Some Samsung printers, and Dell-branded printers manufactured by Samsung, can be remotely accessed by attackers. Here's how. By Mathew J. Schwartz InformationWeek November 28, 2012 03:06 PM Some Samsung printers and Dell-branded printers manufactured by Samsung are vulnerable to being taken over remotely by an attacker.That warning was made Monday by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (CERT), which said that the affected printers "contain a hardcoded SNMP full read-write community string that remains active even when SNMP is disabled in the printer management utility." In other words, the printers have a hardcoded account in their firmware that can't be disabled by users. SNMP, or simple network management protocol , is a TCP/IP-based network protocol used to manage and monitor network device configuration. http://www.informationweek.com/security/vulnerabilities/samsung-printers-have-hidden-securit

HP ElitePad

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Hmmm...nice looking device not yet available in North America.  Will it sell? http://www8.hp.com/us/en/ad/elitepad/features.html

Cisco to buy Meraki for $1.2billion

Nice play Cisco!  HP or Dell should have made this move. Cisco Systems said Sunday that it had agreed to buy Meraki for about $1.2 billion, as the networking titan continues to bolster its cloud computing services. By buying Meraki, a privately held company backed by the likes of Google and Sequoia Partners, Cisco will add products that allow networks to be controlled through the Internet. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/cisco-buy-meraki-1-2-025432136.html

iPad Mini Heist

How many iPads do you need?!!!  Who the heck does that? It's like something straight out of Goodfellas. Two thieves skirted security at JFK International Airport and got away with part of a cargo shipment of Apple's ( AAPL ) iPad minis worth $1.5 million, according to a report from the New York Post. The crooks pulled off the heist late Monday night, just before midnight, and used one of the airport's forklifts to lift the heavy shipment of iPad minis, which were being stored in a cargo building, into their get-away truck, according to the report. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/crooks-pull-off-1-5-163231321.html;_ylt=AhV9dmEV0_31OnnlDp._xnSiuYdG;_ylu=X3oDMTQ4ZTFpNGdwBG1pdANDTkJDIFRvcCBTdG9yaWVzBHBrZwNlYWNmZTYyYy01ZjM5LTNiMzctYTdkMy1lMjZiYzA4ZTE4YTQEcG9zAzUEc2VjA01lZGlhQkxpc3RNaXhlZExQQ0FUZW1wBHZlcgMzZWQ5YjQ4Yy0yZjQ1LTExZTItYmJjOS02NTdkZDQyMTc0MGI-;_ylg=X3oDMTFpNzk0NjhtBGludGwDdXMEbGFuZwNlbi11cwRwc3RhaWQDBHBzdGNhdANob21lBHB0A3NlY3Rpb25z;_ylv=3  

Google - Government Surveillance is On the Rise

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/government-surveillance-rise-says-google-1C7048164 Government demands for user data worldwide from Google have "increased steadily," the search giant says in a new report: "One trend has become clear: Government surveillance is on the rise." Not shocking at all. 

Office 365 Outages

So far, I am not a fan of cloud services - SAAS http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/news/2240171234/Two-Office-365-outages-in-five-days-serve-as-reminders-of-cloud-chaos?utm_medium=EM&asrc=EM_NLT_19544255&track=NL-1701&ad=883120 & Two Office 365 outages in five days serve as reminders of cloud 'chaos' Downtime may be part of the deal when it comes to cloud computing, but the second Microsoft Office 365 outage in five days tested the patience of IT pros and consultants. Reports of the most recent Office 365 outage first emerged on Twitter yesterday morning, and Microsoft later confirmed that some Office 365 customers were experiencing intermittent email access. That came on the heels of another outage Nov. 8, when customers experienced delays in receiving their email... ...  

Dragon naturally speaking

Dragon NaturallySpeaking works as well as Dragon medical, themhen, I can control my PC using just my voice.  I can start new e-mails just by saying new e-mail I can open up Microsoft Word just by saying, Microsoft Word.  I can even write this post on blogger.  Just using Dragon medical 10.  So hell yeah this is really freaking cool!

$199.00 Notebook from Acer

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https://www.google.com/intl/en/chrome/devices/chromebooks.html#ac-c7 Acer C7 Chromebook Everyday simplicity 11.6’’ display 1 inch thin and 3 pounds Over 3.5 hours of battery Boots up in less than 20 seconds 100 GB of Google Drive free for 2 years 1 Only: $199  

3D Printing

HP needs to buy this company 3D Systems.  http://www.3dsystems.com/   The means of production in every home...interesting possibilities.