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Does anonymity breed contempt?

With the advent of social networks such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Google+, whose terms of service require that you use your real name, anonymity is rapidly disappearing. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

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Troubleshooting networks with TCPing

If you’d like to learn how to evaluate firewall connectivity, check on service restarts, and determine if servers are up even when ICMP is being blocked, read on for more on TCPing.

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Trying again: Microsoft re-releases flawed patch

If you’re one of the small but significant number of users whose computer crashed due to the Patch Tuesday updates, the fixes – imperfect as they are – will be welcomed. If you’re not, you’re probably going to be a bit irritated at having to “fix what’s not broken” and possibly risk brand new problems.

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Third party patch and vulnerability roundup – August 2014

While Microsoft’s batch of second-Tuesday patches this month resulted in ongoing problems, on the third party front, things were a little quieter – here’s the roundup.

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How to resolve ADFS issues with Event ID 364

One common error that comes up when using ADFS is logged by Windows as an Event ID 364-Encounterd error during federation passive request. There are three common causes for this particular error. If you encounter this error, see if one of these solutions fixes things for you.

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Yet another sysadmin’s compendium of cheat sheets

Following your requests, we’re expanding some of the topics we’ve covered in the well-received ‘Sysadmin compendium of cheat sheets’ posts, and including SCCM and System Manager.

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What’s new in GFI FaxMaker 2014?

Product manager, Scott Hagenus explains how the latest version of GFI FaxMaker is keeping up with the times and what’s so special about this release.

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GFI Charity Fund Foundation takes the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

Members of GFI’s Malta office responded to a call from the GFI Charity Fund Foundation to take on the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. Video here!

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Top 10 free tools for digital forensic investigation [Video]

We’ve selected the top ten tools for digital forensic investigation and incorporated them in this short video. Enjoy!

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13 things every employee should do before calling the helpdesk

Is there something you could do to reduce the number of calls from users? Yes! Here are 13 things every employee should be asked / taught to do before they call or email helpdesk.

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