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Extracting Audio from Visual Information: Algorithm Recovers Speech from Vibrations of a Potato-Chip Bag Filmed through Soundproof Glass

Extracting Audio from Visual Information: Algorithm Recovers Speech from Vibrations of a Potato-Chip Bag Filmed through Soundproof Glass

Researchers at MIT, Microsoft, and Adobe have developed an algorithm that can reconstruct an audio signal by analyzing minute vibrations of objects depicted in video. In one set of experiments, they were able to recover intelligible speech from the vibrations of a potato-chip bag photographed from 15 feet away through soundproof glass.   In other [...]

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Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Voltage Security Comments on Gmail Encryption, Microsoft Email Policy

Brendan Rizzo, technical director with Voltage Security, today commented on the news of Google’s Gmail encryption: “Google has always provided the option for encrypting the link to their webmail service, but this announcement has now completed the evolution from being an option only enabled by the security conscious, to one that will protect the end user [...]

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February 2013 Patch Tuesday Overview

February 2013 Patch Tuesday Overview

This week New York gets hammered with snow and IT Admins get hammered with patches.  Microsoft has released 12 new security bulletins addressing 55 vulnerabilities.  The number of vulnerabilities this month comes very close to the record 64 vulnerabilities resolved in the April 2011 Patch Tuesday. Of the 12 bulletins released this Patch Tuesday, 5 are critical. [...]

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Big-Data Research Spurs Industrial Development

Big-Data Research Spurs Industrial Development

One of the world’s largest specialist groups within the field of big-data analytics is being assembled in Norway. The centre for Information Access Disruptions (iAD), with its head office in Tromsø, is at the core of this activity. It is a great credit to Norwegian IT research that Microsoft is moving 50 positions from the [...]

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Microsoft Security Advisory 2757760: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Microsoft Security Advisory 2757760: Vulnerability in Internet Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution

There has been some chatter in the past few days regarding a zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer that is currently being exploited.  Microsoft released a new security advisory (2757760) for this vulnerability.  Internet Explorer versions 6, 7, 8 and 9 are affected by this vulnerability.  Internet Explorer 10, which is bundled with Microsoft Windows 8 [...]

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Project Management Tool update for the week of 5/21

Project Management Tool update for the week of 5/21

The definition of “project-management software” varies widely, and your needs are likely to depend substantially on your project, your team, and your project-management style. And, given the wide range of project management tools available, the key to selecting the right one is understanding that different tools are needed along the different stages of a project [...]

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VOIP update for the week of 4/30

VOIP update for the week of 4/30

For many, VoIP has many advantages over the traditional phone system. From cost to ease of use, people are turning to VoIP in large numbers, whether it’s for their home service, or business purposes. Perhaps the main reason for which people are so massively turning to VoIP technology is the price. VoIP is said to [...]

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Microsoft TechEd North America 2012

Microsoft TechEd North America 2012

Celebrate 20 years of Microsoft TechEd North America! TechEd is Microsoft’s premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers, offering the most comprehensive technical education across Microsoft’s current and soon-to-be-released suite of products, solutions, tools, and services. Our four day event in Orlando, Florida offers hands-on learning, deep product exploration and countless opportunities to connect [...]

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Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012

Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for February 2012 Published: Thursday, February 09, 2012 Version: 1.0 This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release on February 14, 2012. This bulletin advance notification will be replaced with the February bulletin summary on February 14, 2012. For more information about the bulletin [...]

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Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010

Securing Microsoft Exchange 2010

There are many reasons why now is the right time to make the move to Microsoft Exchange Server 2010, including a host of administration and security improvements. However, as with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Exchange 2010 requires SSL certificates to ensure the security of all connections to the email server. This guide from Thawte is [...]

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