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NCS 8/8/11

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The list of hacked businesses just keeps getting longer and longer.  The Travelodge hotel chain in the UK confirmed that its email marketing database was breached earlier this year resulting in spam being sent to a number of its customers.??The company launched an investigation back in June after multiple customers reported receiving job spam on addresses they registered with the hotel chain.

Some stores want to give you the look and feel of an Apple store and that’s a big problem for the company.  A federal judge recently sided with the technology super power and granted a request for a preliminary injunction and issued a temporary restraining order against several retailers for infringing Apple's trademark, according to court documents.

Microsoft announced it will ship 13 security updates this week to patch 22 vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer, Windows, Visio and Visual Studio. Tuesday's patch lineup is larger than July's on the update count, but matches that month's vulnerability total. That's unusual, since the company usually delivers a heavier load in even-numbered months.