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Tech Round-up for 8/7/13

by on August 7, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

The White House released a list of potential incentives the government would offer operators of critical infrastructure, such as power plants and water companies, if they joined Homeland Security’s proposed cybersecurity framework.

According to a security researcher at the Def Con 21 conference, a flaw in the Android OS “weblogin” token could allow a hacker to access a company’s Google Apps control panel through an infected phone to reset passwords, disable two-step authentication, and more.

Citrix announced XenClient 5 today, now a part of XenDesktop. XenClient 5 allows mobile workers to work across laptops, tablets, and smartphones, with their local and virtual hosted desktop configuration synchronized.

A new Harris Interactive Poll, sponsored by Riverbed, revealed that 67 percent of online shoppers abandon their purchase if the store’s website is slow. 29 percent of shoppers on a mobile device would buy from a traditional store if the website had issues.


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