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updated 10/1/2012 1:49:23 PM ET 2012-10-01T17:49:23

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Over the weekend, the White House confirmed that someone in the White House Military Office had received a spear-phishing email on an unsecured network. That was in response to a report on a partisan blog claiming that the White House was the victim of a "cyberattack." [ Politico ]

Apple's new mapping service has one thing its competitors don't: high-quality satellite images of secure locations, such as military bases and prisons. Google and Nokia take pains to obscure governments' geographic secrets on their own maps, but Apple shows them to you with uncanny clarity. [ The Verge ]

Baby Boomers are willing to adopt and use new digital platforms, but many are unaware of products and practices they can use to stay safe online, an AVG study found. [ Daily Finance ]

Mobile games for the Android platform available on third-party sites, including "Angry Birds: Space," may contain malware that downloads and rates games without the user's knowledge. [ McAfee ]

Ten percent of all Internet traffic, including 83 million Facebook accounts, are bots usually used to commit ad fraud, a study says. [ NBC News ]

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