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How to confirm your systems aren’t suffering a major Heartbleed

on April 15, 2014

The Internet was rocked last week when a two-year-old bug in OpenSSL was revealed. Heartbleed, as the vulnerability is known, can result in massive information disclosure through simple requests that require no privileges, and leave no logs. Anything from command …


14 Fun and Useful Hacks for Turkey Day

on November 27, 2013

As everyone knows, Thanksgiving is this week, and that means too much food, day-long binges of parades, football games, and favourite TV series marathons. It probably also means that as the family IT genius, you get to fix Dad’s computer, …


BYOD: 16 Rules to Avoid “Bring Your Own Disaster” [Infographic]

on November 21, 2013

Productivity is what you want in your business; and productivity increases when your employees are happy in their  jobs. Giving them space and a level of freedom to use their own devices on the company network is one approach that …


Telecommuting: Is it the Wave of the Future or On the Way Out?

on November 20, 2013

I’ve been working from home for over 15 years now – but then, I’m a self-employed sole proprietor.  Most of the people I know work for small/medium businesses, corporations or government entities. For a long time, I was the envy …


What’s New in GFI MailArchiver® 2013 R2

on November 19, 2013

GFI MailArchiver archives more than just your email. Following last year’s addition of simple file archiving, the GFI MailArchiver team is introducing archiving of calendar items and meeting requests. Product manager Ian Bugeja tells us a bit more about the …


Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide (Part 2)

on November 15, 2013

In early 2012, I wrote an article called Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide that covered how to use NetStat.exe, Tasklist.exe, TCPView.exe and PortQry.exe to view open ports and troubleshoot client or server side application network connectivity issues. …


What’s New in GFI MailEssentials® 2014

on November 14, 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of GFI MailEssentials 2014, our flagship email security and anti-spam software which helps thousands of organizations worldwide to protect their email infrastructure. In this post we ask Ian Bugeja, product manager for GFI …


‘Little Guys’ Play Big Part in Grid’s Cybersecurity

on November 13, 2013

Where were you on the afternoon of Aug. 14, 2003? And what were you doing shortly after 4 p.m. Eastern Time? Don’t break into a cold sweat. You’re not being asked for your alibi. Besides, if you were in parts …


Email and Web Security Key to Protecting Against Zero Day Exploit

on November 11, 2013

Earlier today, we reported on the TIFF-handling Zero Day exploit that is reportedly being used by Operation Hangover hackers to attack targets in the Middle East. The attacks utilize malicious code in email, instant messages or web pages, memory corruption, …


Analyzing Email Communications (Part 2)

on November 7, 2013

How many emails are employees sending to webmail accounts? How quickly are employees responding to emails? How many employees are accessing their work outside of office hours? Answers to these questions can help your business enhance security and efficiency. Let’s …


Search Engine Query Monitoring: The Little Known Benefit of Web Security

on November 6, 2013

In today’s connected world, it is not difficult to understand the need for web filtering: after all the most common source of malware infection is the internet, and to have comprehensive protection you need to have multiple web security engines …