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Justice indicts three for alleged role in U.S.'s largest financial info heist

The Justice Department yesterday announced indictments against three hackers thought to be involved in a data theft affecting 130 million credit and debit card accounts, reportedly the largest breach of financial information ever perpetrated in the U.S.  All three are charged with two counts of the following: conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to computers, to commit fraud in connection with computers and to damage computers; and conspiracy to commit wire fraud...

August 18, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

IBM and Caltech experiment with DNA-size computer chips

Gadget makers have for decades relied on ever-shrinking microchips to make more portable, yet more powerful, devices. But as the components used to make these chips become smaller, with widths measured in dozens rather than hundreds of nanometers, they become increasingly more difficult to assemble.  Since microchips are the engines performing the logic functions that make computers, cell phones and countless other electronic gadgets run, technology makers like IBM have been looking to pack more transistors closer together in smaller spaces.  Now comes a potential solution...

August 17, 2009 — Larry Greenemeier

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