Personal computer sales rise 1.9 percent; Smart meters become latest target for hackers

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> The personal computer industry surged 1.9 percent to 89 million units, surpassing earlier forecasts of a 1.2 percent decline, according a new Gartner Research report. Article

> Cybersecurity continues to be a concern for government agencies that are developing an employee telework program. Article  

> Hurricane Electric IPv6 evangelist Owen DeLong leads a discussion of IPv6 address planning for network administrators at the 2012 North American IPv6 Summit. Release

> Oman is letting consumers access a number of over the top VoIP services such as Google Talk, Viber, FaceTime and MSN Messenger, but access to Skype remains restricted. Article

> BandTel has been awarded a GSA Schedule 70 contract and is now certified to provide goods and services to the Federal government. Release

And finally ... Smart meters may have the benefit of helping utilities improve data collection, but according an FBI bulletin obtained by Brian Krebs, the author of the KrebsonSecurity blog illustrates that hackers have made these devices their latest target. Post

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