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Nine Great Cloud Anti-Spam Blogs to Check Out

Are you a system admin or an IT junkie looking for the latest updates and tips in the cloud computing sphere? We have listed nine great blogs, each with its own focus on cloud computing, which make for some great reading and reference material, and we’re sure you will find information you won’t want to […]

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Is Exchange Anti-Spam Enough?

We all know the importance of network security, yet it is also necessary to strike a balance between its costs and its benefits. This is not easy and there is no golden rule here, with the golden ratio being different for every organization. Because this is a vague area, it can also give rise to […]

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111 Windows Tips to Help You Put Nine Hours into an Eight-Hour Day

Is this you: Eat lunch at your desk because you don’t have time to go out? Can’t stop for five minutes to chat at the coffee machine? Wear your wireless headset into the restroom because conference calls and biological necessities conflict? Tired of always leaving work just five minutes too late to beat the afternoon […]

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When You Become the Enemy

Malware is distributed in a number of ways. Many web attackers focus their efforts on attracting potential victims to visit malicious sites and, to prevent this from happening, a lot of organizations restrict employee access to reputable sites only. Hackers, however, are aware of this practise and counter it by hacking legitimate sites and turning […]

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Is Your Network Being Sniffed? [VIDEO]

Is your network data safe? Do you know if your network traffic is being tracked and recorded by malicious third parties? Most importantly, how would you know if your network is infected and what can you do to prevent it?

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57 Simple Sys Admin Mistakes that Someday You’ll Regret

When it comes to IT, simple mistakes can cost you big time. Whether that is immediately or not depends on a number of factors, and sometimes, when something has gone incredibly wrong, you won’t even realize that the root cause was a snap decision or simple oversight you made months ago. If you parse this […]

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You’ve got All Your Security Technologies in Place… Now What?

Antivirus and firewall solutions? Check! Regular vulnerability scans and patch management? Check! Web security software? Check! Security thinking? Ch-e…what? When we think about security we automatically think in terms of software. Without a doubt, these solutions are a must to enforce an organization’s network security but the journey shouldn’t stop there. You can only achieve […]

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Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide

When troubleshooting client or server side application network connectivity issues, it is often necessary to determine if access to a certain port that the application uses is being blocked. In this article we’ll take a quick look at how to view open ports using a number of lightweight freeware tools for Microsoft Windows. You might […]

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Security Patching Trends for Major Software Vendors

An important aspect of patch management and your patching schedule is to understand the patch release cycles adopted by the most important software vendors. In this post, we take a look at some statistics on this topic and how patch release cycles have changed over the last few years. The big players in software industry […]

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Research: Web Browser War, Security Battle in 2011

No web browser is fully secure and research shows that vulnerabilities in web browsers are a target for hackers and criminals. Patching your browser will reduce the risk of a security breach. And there is good reason why. In 2011, as in 2010, web browsers had the higher number of security vulnerabilities reported compared to […]

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