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New vulnerability makes your Heartbleed

This week’s big news on the security front is all about Heartbleed, a vulnerability in OpenSSL, which is used by many web sites to encrypt transmissions between the machines of users who visit their sites and the web servers. The Transport Security Layer (TSL) protocol – the successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) – is […]

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On the beat: The Snowden effect?

You be the judge: Coincidence or something more? The highest court in the European Union (EU) ruled the Data Retention Directive “invalid” on the basis that it interfered with citizens’ right to privacy. Under the law, which was adopted in 2006, telecoms companies in the 28-nation EU had to retain users’ data for up to […]

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GFI Cloud user interview: Michael Belisle, IT Manager at Fisher and Sons

Michael Belisle, IT manager at Fisher & Sons, in Burlington, WA, explains how GFI Cloud helps ease the load of IT management and make his life easier as a one-man IT team. He is interviewed by Jackie Wake.

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Beyond storage: Why email archiving can save the day

How many email messages do you send each day? How many do you receive? Like many regular users, you probably send over 30 messages per day and receive over 100. If you are a power user, you can probably double those numbers and still come up short. With so much mail flowing through your inbox, […]

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Is your work environment making you a more (or less) productive worker?

We all know that a “hostile work environment” is bad for employees and for the company, in many ways. But what about a down right boring work environment? Some employers prohibit employees from engaging in “extracurricular” activities while working – such as listening to music or taking an occasional break to check personal email or […]

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April 2014 Patch Tuesday roundup

Time flies when you’re having fun, and we must be having a wonderful time because Patch Tuesday is here again already. The good news is that, as noted in our advance notification blog post, it’s another light one, with only four patches. Two are critical and two are important, and all either definitely or might […]

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10 must-know email security tips

Email is by far the number one way networks are compromised and the main route for data leakage. Fortunately there are some simple ways to safeguard this vital asset and the resources your email connects to.

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Legal or not, Google’s collection of Wi-Fi data is unacceptable

It caused quite a stir back in 2010 when Google first admitted to collecting data from personal Wi-Fi networks all over the United States via their Street View cars. Although it had been going on since 2007, the company said there was no intent to gather and store this information, which included the personal web […]

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13 tips to make your email work for you

Email is a double-edged sword. You cannot work without it, yet the daily, incessant flow of emails drives you up the wall. Well, if you can’t beat email, there’s still a lot you can do to make your email work for you. Here are a few tips to implement both on the client and server […]

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On the beat: Snapchat scrutinized – again

Pop quiz: You are a company official for a popular app that recently dealt with a high-profile data breach. You are invited to testify at a Capitol Hill hearing on data security. What do you do?

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