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Technical Communication sports a P/E ratio of about 7 and has a market cap of about $7 million with only 1.4 million shares outstanding. TCCO designs, manufactures, and supports superior grade secure communications systems that protect highly sensitive information transmitted over a wide range of data, voice and fax networks. TCCO's proven security solutions protect information privacy on every continent in over 100 countries. Government agencies, militaries, financial institutions, telecommunications carriers and multinational corporations worldwide rely on TCCO to protect their communications networks.

Of interest is this CNN report out today:

"Experts: Cyber-crime bigger threat than cyber-terror"
By Michael Coren
CNN
Wednesday, January 19, 2005 Posted: 12:37 PM EST (1737 GMT)

Watch CNN's Veronica De La Cruz's "Defending America" report on cyber-terror on Anderson Cooper 360 tonight at 7 p.m. EDT.

(CNN) -- As David Perry left a cyber-security conference in Luxembourg in 2004, an airport terminal handling international flights was in chaos.

A network worm known as Sasser was scorching the world's computer systems and had knocked out the airport's reservation desk, stranding delegates in the terminal.

In a fable for the information age, conference attendees, among them some of the world's foremost computer security experts, flipped open their laptops and reopened the terminal in a matter of minutes.

The paradox of the Internet -- a computer network originally designed to survive nuclear attack succumbing to spam, viruses and other malicious code written by teenagers -- riles computer security experts.

"We actually have people abandoning using their computers because it's just too much trouble," said Perry, global director of education for international computer security company Trend Micro.

"If that's the case, if it's too much trouble to use the system, then certain changes need to be made."

Following the September 11 attacks, fears that terrorists would open a new front in cyberspace spurred Congress to appropriate billions of dollars to improve the security of the nation's electronic infrastructure. The government accelerated a process already under way to defend the most critical systems from attack -- sometimes physically disengaging them from the outside world, computer experts say.

In contrast, commercial and private computer networks are increasingly vulnerable.

Fundamental reforms are under way to secure the Internet, not necessarily from terrorist attack but from disruptive programs and e-mails that are crippling the system. A new generation of hardware, built directly into the Internet's backbone itself, can stop viruses and malicious software in its tracks.

"The terror we're facing is the terror of spam, the terror of spyware, the terror of network worms, but nothing associated with a nation-state," Perry said.

"Although I am sure terrorists and secret agents use computers and computer hacking tools for purposes of espionage and sabotage, I don't think cyber-terrorism is quite the threat that we imagine it's going to be."

Although the threat of cyber-terrorism exists, the greatest risk to Internet communication, commerce and security is from cyber-crime motivated by profit, Perry said.

The Software Engineering Institute, a federally funded research center at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, reports that electronic assaults are growing more sophisticated -- and lucrative.

Attacks have evolved from cracking passwords into vast coordinated attacks from thousands of hijacked computers for blackmail and theft.

"Attacks against Internet-connected systems have become so commonplace that reports of the number of incidents provide little information [about] the scope and impact of attacks," reported the institute's CERT Coordination Center last year.

The center stopped tracking such incidents in 2004 after the number rose from 3,734 in 1998 to 137,529 in 2003. CERT stands for Computer Emergency Readiness Team.

Yet those figures account for only the attacks that are reported.

"Many companies still seem unwilling to report e-crime for fear of damaging their reputation," Larry Johnson, special agent with the Criminal Investigative Division of the U.S. Secret Service, was quoted as saying in the report.

"The technology and resources are there to effectively fight this. We just need to work smarter to do this," Johnson said.

Seventy percent of organizations surveyed by CSO magazine, a publication for security executives, reported at least one crime or attack during 2003.

Respondents estimated the damage at about $666 million, the magazine said. Forty-three percent of the organizations reported they had more intrusions in 2003 than during the previous year.

'Like testing doorknobs'
"There are so many machines connected to the Internet, you will see ... attempts to sweep a whole range of Internet addresses looking for hosts that have weaknesses," said John Curran, chief technology officer of ServerVault, a firm offering secure computer services. "It's like testing doorknobs."

Most programs are not inherently destructive. They are just poorly written code designed to spread without erasing data or crashing computers. But their voracious infection rate overwhelms computer networks.

Today's computer plagues spread virtually instantaneously.

In 2003, the fastest computer worm in history -- the Sapphire Worm, or Slammer -- broke out.

Within 10 minutes of the first infection, Slammer had reached 90 percent of the world's vulnerable hosts, doubling in size every 8.5 seconds, according to computer scientists at CAIDA, the Cooperative Association for Internet Data Analysis, and other research groups.

It caused network failures, canceled airline flights, interrupted elections, and crashed ATMs. And it could have been much worse.

"It is important to realize that if the worm had carried a malicious payload, had attacked a more widespread vulnerability, or had targeted a more popular service, the effects would likely have been far more severe," the researchers reported.

"There is no conceivable way for system administrators to respond to threats of this speed."

So, security experts are designing automated defenses.

The anti-virus software, routinely updated by companies' programmers, is being replaced by dedicated hardware that regularly scans networks for hostile programs and unusual traffic patterns signaling an attack.

Internet service providers, the main conduits for Internet traffic, are cooperating with customers to detect and prevent the spread of network worms.

"The threats out there are all manageable," Curran said. "We don't have a silver bullet against any of them, but there is nothing that can't be overcome with good practices."
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#107   1,839,877 shares issued and outstanding at April 2, 2016 zino 08/08/16 05:23:10 PM
#106   Headed Up ! Kylef 08/04/16 06:03:35 AM
#105   Really glad to hear about that. We always frankvestor8 07/28/16 09:21:36 AM
#104   Thanks...I got lucky with KONE and rode it retireat40 07/28/16 07:57:30 AM
#103   It's impossible not to make mistakes. What we frankvestor8 07/27/16 08:58:40 PM
#102   Agreed. I screwed up here. Should have sold retireat40 07/27/16 08:48:45 PM
#101   Fundamentally not cheap. frankvestor8 07/26/16 11:40:23 PM
#100   No PM action today. Looks like the momo retireat40 07/26/16 09:12:08 AM
#99   That's the way I look at it. retireat40 07/25/16 01:52:02 PM
#98   Well at least youre playing with house money, alchemytrader 07/25/16 01:51:18 PM
#97   It is what it is...I've lost about 50% retireat40 07/25/16 01:49:26 PM
#96   3.78 now...brutal alchemytrader 07/25/16 01:45:42 PM
#95   Thanks...I'll take a peek. retireat40 07/25/16 01:42:46 PM
#94   I have a premium board. We trade small alchemytrader 07/25/16 01:08:31 PM
#93   Thanks retireat40 07/25/16 01:07:14 PM
#92   Hopefully you dont have too many shares. i alchemytrader 07/25/16 01:03:09 PM
#91   Got more at $4.08 average. Overall average now retireat40 07/25/16 12:38:01 PM
#90   Nope...was in meetings and missed the open. May retireat40 07/25/16 12:24:44 PM
#89   Did you get out? 4.06 now... alchemytrader 07/25/16 12:21:09 PM
#88   Good luck. If KONE continues to run, this alchemytrader 07/25/16 08:59:18 AM
#87   OK...I'm gonna wait and see what it does retireat40 07/25/16 08:57:21 AM
#86   Got out 5.35 early premarket. Wild swings...haha. Had alchemytrader 07/25/16 08:51:32 AM
#85   Both have good pre-market action so far. Should retireat40 07/25/16 08:49:36 AM
#84   Atrade and Scottrade. Both have good volume and retireat40 07/24/16 10:50:41 PM
#83   what scanner do you use C-Money365 07/24/16 10:38:17 PM
#82   I think it will be fine. retireat40 07/24/16 02:21:01 PM
#81   This is running because of KONE...so if KONE alchemytrader 07/24/16 02:16:21 PM
#80   Meant KONE retireat40 07/24/16 02:14:47 PM
#79   TCCO didnt run to 13.00 alchemytrader 07/24/16 02:13:39 PM
#78   That's why I use my scanner. I got retireat40 07/24/16 02:10:55 PM
#77   the problem is, you can buy these low alchemytrader 07/24/16 01:30:59 PM
#76   Yep...the pinks pretty much suck right now. I'll retireat40 07/24/16 10:29:07 AM
#75   yeah man, pinks are tough on liquidity.... AXE2014 07/24/16 12:28:07 AM
#74   It should be fine Monday. retireat40 07/23/16 05:24:52 PM
#73   I'll take a look. I don't mind dropping retireat40 07/23/16 05:24:37 PM
#72   another one that has a low float that AXE2014 07/23/16 03:39:47 PM
#71   I hope so too. Needs the momentum to alchemytrader 07/23/16 12:30:52 PM
#70   I don't know about that. This has a retireat40 07/23/16 12:22:49 PM
#69   This weekend is very long. KONE has to alchemytrader 07/23/16 11:35:26 AM
#68   Yep...considering my average is $5.35 I had no retireat40 07/23/16 11:28:26 AM
#67   Don't remind me about CETX. Months ago I alchemytrader 07/23/16 01:29:19 AM
#66   i sold before the close perhaps get back AXE2014 07/23/16 01:17:59 AM
#65   i just got in 5.22. you holding over alchemytrader 07/22/16 04:08:55 PM
#64   damn dogg...looks like you had this... alchemytrader 07/22/16 04:07:31 PM
#63   LOL...we'll see. Got some more at $5 so retireat40 07/22/16 12:36:38 PM
#62   Good luck with it. I had some hweb2 07/22/16 12:26:37 PM
#61   Well aware. Grabbed KONE yesterday and made $2,000. retireat40 07/22/16 12:09:04 PM
#60   Why are you chasing? You do realize hweb2 07/22/16 12:04:55 PM
#59   Lowered my bid...sub $5 now. Ugh retireat40 07/22/16 11:49:23 AM
#58   May get my $5's here soon. My $5.80's retireat40 07/22/16 11:29:20 AM
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