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Two U.S. power plants attacked by malware from USB thumbdrives

A small and cute pen drive, if infected, can do more damage than you think

A tiny, unassuming flash drive may appear quite harmless, but things can go awfully wrong if it carries a virus that you would otherwise want to avoid.

U.S. firms fend off cyber-attacks

New York -- Cyber attackers brashly said they were aiming to disrupt, but not disable, U.S. company Web sites to protest recent treatment of Internet firm WikiLeaks.

"We do not want to steal your personal information or credit card numbers. We do not seek to attack critical infrastructure of companies such as MasterCard, Visa, PayPal or Amazon," said an online posting by a group called Anonymous, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.

"Our current goal is to raise awareness about WikiLeaks and the underhanded methods employed by the above companies to impair WikiLeaks' ability to function," the posting said.

Is the Infrastructure Ready for Electric Cars?

As major automakers get ready to roll out electric cars in the United States, the question making the rounds is whether the battery-charging support soon to be in place is up to the task.

5 Mistakes Startups Make

Every start-up business makes mistakes frequently. Quite a few of these are common mistakes from which every business must learn.