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Photo Kiosks Spread Viruses, Admits Woolworths

An Australian supermarket chain has admitted it has found viruses on its self-service photo kiosks. The company is now working on adding anti-virus software to the machines. The incident involves Big W outlets, part of the Woolworths chain. It has ... 1,800 kiosks that allow users to print their own photographs direct from a digital source. One customer, who unfortunately for the chain writes a blog about computer security, found that after using a kiosk his USB stick was infected with a Trojan horse. The Trojan soon after prepared to attack his computer by disabling antivirus programs, and ... (view more)

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Dell to become Prominent on Retail Shelves

Last month, there was a lot of talk about a comment made by Dell CEO Michael Dell. He had said in a memo, "the direct model has been a revolution, but is not a religion." This comment certainly caused some buzz. After all, Dell's direct model had ... been the root of the company's outstanding sales record. Was the company going to head in a new direction? If so, what kind of direction? In a recent interview, Michael Dell sat down to explain why the company is beginning to divert from its traditional model -- and why that's a good thing. (Source: ) Specifically, Dell indicated his ... (view more)

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