GeekSpeak for 2007-10-20

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A full contingent of geeks chat about the week’s tech news and try one more time to get you to donate to our station, KUSP.

Gaming vs Hollywood

Hollywood Blames [Halo 3 sales|http://www.news.com/Halo-3-drives-September-U.S.-video-game-sales/2100-1043_3-6214273.html] for [Poor Movie Sales|http://www.dailytech.com/Halo+3+Blamed+for+Poor+Hollywood+Box+Office+Results/article9285.htm]

Secure Your Macintosh

Alex suggests this great article that talks about ways to [be
secure on your Mac|http://www.macworld.com/2007/10/features/lockup_others/
], and states things in a way that is reasonably easy
to understand.

Schwarzenegger vetoes data-breach bill

“California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill on Saturday that would have prevented companies from retaining certain sensitive payment data and spelled out what information firms would need to disclose in the event of a breach.” [full article at Security Focus|http://www.securityfocus.com/brief/607]

Retailers look to exorcise credit-card data

From Security Focus, [retailers asking PCI toss credit-card numbers|http://www.securityfocus.com/news/11491].

Image-based threat on the rise

[Stenography is getting renewed life|http://www.darkreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=136702&WT.svl=news1_1] in the crime world, and even being used as a method of trafficking stolen data (CC #’s, SSNs, etc.)

Astrophysicist Replaces Supercomputer with Eight PlayStation 3s

Suffering from its exorbitant price point and a dearth of titles, Sony’s PlayStation 3 isn’t exactly the most popular gaming platform on the block. But while the console flounders in the commercial space, the [PS3 may be finding a new calling in the realm of science|http://www.wired.com/techbiz/it/news/2007/10/ps3_supercomputer] and research.


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