3D printing may have an image problem. It's sometimes seen as a hobbyist pursuit -- a fun way to build knickknacks from your living room desktop -- but a growing number of companies are giving serious thought to the technology to help get new ideas off the ground.
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Whether you're buying or selling hardware and software, or acting as systems integrator, the new supply-chain security standard put forward by the Open Group in April could end up having a huge impact on you. Here are a few frequently asked questions that explain why.
When Adobe last week issued an <a href="https://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa11-04.html">advisory</a> about a dangerous <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/120611-hackers-exploit-adobe-reader-zero-day-253810.html">zero-day attack</a> based on an unpatched Adobe Reader vulnerability that was being exploited in the wild to try and seize control of both PCs and Macs, it credited Lockheed Martin for sounding the alarm about it.
Security researchers at Symantec today confirmed that exploits of an unpatched Adobe Reader vulnerability targeted defense contractors, among other businesses.
Biometrics — the security method for identifying an individual by making a match of fingerprints, iris, face, voice, DNA and other <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/092811-biometrics-war-machine-251352.html">unique physical traits</a> — scares people, an industry leader in the field acknowledged this week. But enterprise technology managers say there's no doubt biometrics is a boon to enterprise security.
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