The Green Sheet Online Edition
March 10, 2008 • Issue 08:03:01
A short blast of liquid nitrogen, at minus-196 degrees Celsius, can preserve the encryption keys and other data stored on computers' memory chips, according to Edward W. Felten, a Researcher at Princeton University. ... Catbird Networks Inc., a provider of security solutions for physical networks, created a solution designed specifically to secure virtual machines by detecting management errors and hostile threats. ... According to PBN Co.'s IPO Pioneers 3 report, Russian companies raised $29.4 billion in initial public offerings in 2007, more than any other European country. ... Celent LLC's Retirement Income and Distribution Planning report noted that some of the eldest estimated 73 million baby boomers (Americans born between 1946 and 1964) will retire and qualify for Social Security in 2008. ... Yahoo Inc. introduced Yahoo! Buzz, a Web site that provides prominent news stories by consumer vote ratings. Winning stories are then considered for placement on Yahoo's main Web site. ... Leonard Riggio, Chairman of Barnes & Noble Inc., and his wife, Louise Riggio, are supplying Project Home Again with $20 million from their family foundation to build homes for low-income families who lost theirs during Hurricane Katrina. ... A newly designed $5 bill will enter circulation March 13, 2008. ... EBay Inc. is implementing a new policy that holds payments sent through PayPal for up to 21 days for certain "high-risk" transactions. ... SFS Aman, a Baghdad-based financial services company, now offers prepaid MasterCard Worldwide cards in Iraq, a cash-dominated society. ... The American Teleservices Association reported that U.S. consumers purchased $900 billion worth of goods and services through telemarketers in 2006. ... The International Association of Dental and Medical Disciplines, a group of medical doctors and dentists advocating their own version of universal health care, now provide online services primarily to their current patients. Aetna Inc. and CIGNA just agreed to reimburse them for these virtual visits; more insurance companies are expected to sign on.
#h4 ISQ-Q test
Which of the following statements is true?
1. It is statistically proven that five in 100 people using the same bank have the identical PIN numbers.
2. Mystery shopper scams in Canada stick unknowing consumers with bounced check fees once the consumer attempts a wire transfer using the fraudster's funds.
3. There are no financial consequences for ISOs whose merchant clients do not comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
#h4 Biz bytes
A man is walking with his friend, who happens to be a psychologist. The man says to his friend, "I'm a walking economy."
The friend asks, "How so?"
"My hair line is in recession, my stomach is a victim of inflation and both of these together are putting me into a deep depression."
Legislative actions and developments are executed by government entities such as the United States Congress or a local city council.
Regulatory actions and developments are executed at nongovernment levels of authority, including industry-specific councils or boards.
#h4 Loopy laws
Hey, watch where you're going, egghead. In New York City, it's against the law to walk down the street while reading.
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