Explain it to me: Cyber attacks

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Description: CNN.com’s tech writer John Sutter explains why the recent denial-of-service cyber attacks were more a political protest than a breach in online security. Source: CNN.com Date: December 10, 2010 Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2010/12/09/explain.it.to.me.cyber.attacks.cnn Questions for discussion: How does a hacker wage a denial of service attack? Why were several credit card companies recently targeted this way… Read more »

JOBS – Airlines Cashless Inflight

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              Description: Airline passengers, no longer surprised that they must pay for food and beverages, now increasingly face another change – credit-card-only flights. Source: Linda Loyd, JOBS Date: 2/4/2009 Link: http://www.philly.com/philly/jobs/industries/transportation/20090204_Many_airlines_go_cashless_for_in-flight_purchases.html Discussion Questions: Describe strategic implications of TPS data analysis.

CreditCards – Many Airlines Inflight Accepts Credit Cards

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                  Description: CreditCards article for example of TPS being utilized by major airlines as a service to their customers.   Source: Lisa Rogak, CreditCard Date: 8/4/2008 Link: http://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/credit-cards-airlines-inflight-purchases-1273.php Discussion Questions: Describe TPS & utilization at “point of sale” such as described in this article.