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Hat tip to Daniel about Nokia's study regarding 3G cell phone usage. Unfortunately, it looks like the report is no longer available.

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Security Focus has a breif on the SEC's action to suspend trading in pump & dump stocks. The full SEC press release is here. From the press release:

On Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, shares in Apparel Manufacturing Associates, Inc. (APPM) closed at $.06, with a trading volume of 3,500 shares. After a weekend spam campaign distributed emails proclaiming, "Huge news expected out on APPM, get in before the wire, We're taking it all the way to $1.00," trading volume on Monday, Dec. 18, 2006, hit 484,568 shares with the price spiking to over 19 cents a share. Two days later the price climbed to $.45. By Dec. 27, 2006, the price was back down to $.10 on trading volume of 65,350 shares.
Maybe I'm missing something here, but don't you think the pump and dumpers sold their stocks before the end of the year? I mean it's not like they were waiting to get the income into the next tax year.

security-issues-with-googles-anti-phishing-tool

There is a great post by Nitesh Dhanjani over at O'Reilly about his security concerns about their Safe Browsing for Firefox extension.

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There is an interesting article on the Register about bots in large company networks. I always assumed that the massive bot armies of spammers and phishers consisted of the PCs of unsophisticated home users. I think this has tremendous implications. If you're PayPal and Oracle is sending PayPal spam, can you do something about it? Yes, I think.

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From Finextra. Looks like two-factor authentication is coming to a bank near you.

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