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Webroot has uncovered adware that targets the Firefox platform. The malware resembles DNSChanger, a common DNS hijacking threat, but operates differently. Instead of hacking the registry to change DNS, the new variant throws a DLL into the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\components directory and therefore runs inside the...

CHICAGO – What enduring projects are we spending the stimulus money on and what skill sets are we trying to save? Every state and local legislature should be asking those questions as they look at spending this money. Unfortunately, many are taking a 1950s approach...

Can a non-profit consortium tackle some of healthcare's biggest issues? Dossia aims to find out -- with Wal-Mart as a key testing environment. Reducing healthcare costs and inefficiencies by providing electronic health records to individuals has long been one of those goals that keep receding into...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) announced today its selection of Representative Ron Kind (D - WI) as Legislator of the Year for 2008-2009.  “Congressman Kind has distinguished himself as a strong leader for policy that will help our nation's biotechnology sector thrive and...

Five regional businesses awarded funds to attend the world’s largest biotechnology convention Madison Region - Thrive, the economic development enterprise for the eight-county Madison Region, has designated five Madison Region companies for awards in its pilot BIO Partnering Grant program. Grants totaling $9,000 will enable...

Legislation that would create a national cyber security czar reporting directly to the White House was introduced April 1 by U.S. Senators John D. Rockefeller (D-WVA) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME). The new position would serve as the government's top official on all cyber security matters,...

Fidelity National Information Services Inc. will acquire Metavante Technologies Inc. under an agreement announced today. Both company's boards approved an agreement for the stock deal that will combine the financial service firms to create the world's largest provider of comprehensive integrated payment and financial core...

OAK GROVE, LA – West Carroll Memorial Hospital, a 33-bed hospital in northeast Louisiana that is part of a health information exchange project, is rolling out an enterprise-wide electronic medical record. West Carroll Memorial is using Minneapolis-based Healthland's physician practice management application. Financial management and clinical...

Social networking and rich media bring new threats to your data security. A report from MessageLabs, a unit of Symantec, describes several problems cropping up in the Web 2.0 world. * In 2008, criminals moved from email (spam, viruses) to sophisticated web-based...