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Microsoft Patch Tuesday roundup – July 2014

We’re looking at six security bulletins covering 29 separate vulnerabilities, with two of them rated as critical. Three are designated as important and the final one has been classified as moderate.

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GFI MailEssentials: like a fine wine, maturing and evolving with the times

For more than 16 years, GFI MailEssentials has been protecting email servers in businesses around the world. Email is a major communication tool and, inevitably, it is also the target of malware distributors and spammers. Just as email usage continues to evolve, so does GFI MailEssentials; and our development teams have been busy beefing up […]

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The sys admins’ other compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pagers

We got a lot of great responses on r/SysAdmin – Reddit to our Compendium of cheat sheets, quick reference cards and one-pages – and a few requests for more cheat sheets. And since we love to give our readers more of what they really want, here’s a follow up to our original post. These are […]

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The top 23 free data recovery tools

Your fault, my fault, nobody’s fault… it doesn’t matter. When a file you need is gone, all you really want to do is get it back: as quickly and as painlessly as possible. Deleted by accident? Formatted by mistake? Drive corrupted by the latest attempt at quadruple-booting? Plugged in the power to a non-hot swappable […]

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Happy Fourth of July from GFI!

We would like to wish a very happy Independence Day to our friends, colleagues and followers from the United States! To mark the occasion, we put together a very short video featuring some of us here at GFI Malta wearing red, blue and/or white, and with the American flag. Happy 4th July from GFI We […]

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Microsoft Advance Notification – July 2014

This month, I’m writing this blog post at 1:00 a.m. on U.S. Independence Day – the 4th of July – on a cruise ship in the middle of the ocean in route to beautiful Skagway, Alaska. Holiday or not, IT pros are looking for a sneak preview of what we’re facing on Patch Tuesday, and […]

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On the beat: Facebook feels the heat

There’s mad. And then there’s burning-hotter-than-a-Fourth-of-July-firecracker furious. Facebook infuriated a few folks with news it conducted a secret experiment that assessed the emotional effects of manipulating peoples’ news feeds. For one week in January 2012, the online social network deliberately altered the amount of positive or negative content that appeared in 689,003 user feeds.

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A single part of GFI Cloud saves a “One Man IT Team” 10 hours per week!

Kevin Downham is the IT manager at MacDermid, a UK-based speciality chemical services firm. The infrastructure Kevin presides over is an accurate reflection of a modern SME IT department. He single-handedly manages around 80 PCs spread primarily across two locations, with a selection of mobile remote users spread across the world.

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12 email tips to share with your users

Unsolicited email or spam may be a mere nuisance for most emails users, but for an IT administrator spam is a headache and a major security threat. More than 3% of all spam includes a malware payload, but that doesn’t mean that the remainder is safe. Far from it. You can still be directed to […]

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Datanapping Alert: Ransomware holds your most critical files hostage

Cyber attackers have grown much more sophisticated – and a great deal more mercenary – over the years. Once upon a time, most malware was written with the objective of having a perverted type of amusement. Malicious code authors enjoyed wreaking havoc and destroying others’ data and operating systems in the same way vandals enjoy […]

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