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NCS 11/02/11

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National Cyber Security

National Cyber Security


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Microsoft Corp says hackers have used a previously unknown bug in its Windows operating system.  Company officials say the hackers wanted to to infect computers with the Duqu virus, which some security experts say could be the next big cyber threat.

He may be a basketball superstar but even Shaquille O’Neal isn’t immune to hackers.  O’Neal claims he hired a computer tech who stole O’Neal’s private emails and sold them for profit.  The man even allegedly threatened to use the electronic communications to harm O’Neal unless O’Neal paid the man twelve million dollars.

If children are using Facebook too much, it could be partly their parent’s fault.  A new survey showed that 36 percent of them were aware their children joined Facebook before age 13.  It also shows that parents help their children lie about their age in order to join the social networking site.

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