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Watch A Computer Fend Off A Hack
March 12, 2011
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Most of us have plenty of information about ourselves stored online. We trust that sites are keeping our accounts and personal information safe. But if movies teach us anything, it's that hackers are cool, listen to wicked music and can break into any system with a few simple keystrokes...

So how is our info protected? Well, there's an Australian company called Dataviz that specializes in helping companies look at vast amount of data in interesting ways.

Here's a video the company has made that helps us visualize what it looks like when a computer fends off a hack attack...


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