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The top 24 free tools for data encryption

Whether you are coming up with the next big thing in power drink recipes or just want to ensure that if your laptop is stolen no one can access your tax returns, data encryption is something everyone should know about, and use.

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Is PaaS the new cloud or a passé term?

Platform as a Service (PaaS) is one of the many important forms of the cloud these days, and perhaps it’s also the least understood.

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50 Shades of Gray Mail

Even with both server-side spam filters and Outlook’s junk mail feature, I still get way too many email messages that I have to send directly to the Deleted Items folder.

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Every criminal blackhat started with a first hack

Every criminal hacker started with a first hack. Whether it was guessing a friend’s password, or figuring out how to get around licensing for the latest game.

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The Top 20 Free Network Monitoring and Analysis Tools for Sys Admins

We know how administrators love free tools that make their life easier. Here are 20 of the best free tools for monitoring devices, services, ports or protocols and analyzing traffic on your network. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, we’re sure you’ll find a gem or two amongst this […]

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Windows 10 Mobile closer to reality and why Windows Phones matter

For over a decade, Microsoft has been an also-ran in the world of smartphones companies. Is this about to change with Windows 10 Mobile for Phone?

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Drugs, music, sex, romance. Parenting in an online world

With apologies to Prince, the title of this post sums up some of the biggest concerns parents have when it comes to their kids going online.

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Security 101: Authentication (part 3) – protecting authentication

Authentication is critical as it helps to determine who is and who isn’t a valid user so that authorization can take place. It also helps to identify actions to a specific individual.

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Mobile payments raise the age-old question: Convenience or security?

Why would anyone want to tie their credit card or bank account details to a device that can easily go missing, or save it with a company that might get hacked?

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Was the Melodifestivalen hack really a hack or app failure?

While there is still a bit of mystery surrounding the Melodifestivalen incident, there are also lessons to be learned.

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