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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Honolulu No. 11 for online safety risks

Advertiser Staff

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A Symantec Corp. report listing the U.S. cities most vulnerable to cybercrime placed Honolulu near the top.

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Honolulu nearly made the Norton Top 10 Riskiest Online Cities list. It was No. 11.

The report released yesterday by security software maker Symantec Corp. says Seattle residents are at greatest risk of cybercrime.

The company said rankings were determined through a combination of data on cyberattacks and potential malware infections. Also included was third-party information about online behavior, such as accessing Wi-Fi hotspots and online shopping.

It said Seattle placed near the top in such categories as cyberattacks, potential infections and online behavior that can expose people to cybercrime.


Kōloa Rum Co., the Kaua'i-based distiller of rum that also makes Hawaiian Kukui brand jams, has named Robert "Bob" Gunter as president, succeeding J. Gregory Schredder.

The company said Gunter assumes full responsibility for all KRC operations, including its subsidiary Hawaiian Fruit Specialties LLC, encompassing production, sales and marketing, administration and the company's Tasting Room & Company Store at Kilohana Plantation.

Gunter was previously KRC's general manager. Schre-dder will continue to serve on the board of directors.


McDonald's is rolling out the McTeri Angus Third Pounder this week at its restaurants across Hawai'i.

The sandwich, available for a limited time, includes a third-pound hamburger patty topped with teriyaki sauce, tomato, lettuce, red onions and mayonnaise.

McDonald's Restaurants of Hawai'i has 84 restaurants and more than 4,600 employees in Hawai'i, Guam and Saipan.