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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 …

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Target’s tale: Lesson learned or will you be burned?

on March 19, 2014

Turn back the clock to late last year. At the height of the holiday season, between November 27 and December 15, hackers certainly gave new meaning to the term “hit the bull’s-eye!”

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9 tips to improve wireless connectivity in the office

on March 18, 2014

Two things that really upset people when they try to connect to a wireless service is that a) the connection is not free and b) that it doesn’t work properly. The reaction is very much the same within an office …

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We’re one step closer to a world without wires

on March 17, 2014

When Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for the wireless telegraph in the 1800s, the dream of wireless communications became a reality. That led to the birth of radio over the last century, we’ve discovered how to put electromagnetic waves …

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Windows XP end-of-life: Danger or hype?

on March 17, 2014

If you work in IT, you are probably aware that official support for Microsoft Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. After this date, Microsoft will stop sending out security patches for the aging operating system. Support for Office 2003 …

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What do 300,000 Wi-Fi routers have in common?

on March 15, 2014

Did you hear about the hackers that hijacked more than 300,000 wireless routers? Four words for those of you expecting a punch line: Don’t hold your breath. This months-in-the-making story made headlines on March 3, and it was no joke. …

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Will March Madness drive your company bandwidth insane?

on March 14, 2014

It’s that time of the year when American basketball fanatics are busy filling in the tabs of their tournament brackets and readying themselves for the big games (last year 693,000 brackets were filled in three hours after the selections). Millions …

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Introducing … GFI WirelessSentry!

on March 13, 2014

Sara Foley is the Product Manager for GFI WirelessSentry, a new addition to the GFI Software family that launched today. In an interview with Marc Thaler, she provides an overview of the product, and explains how it helps businesses quickly …

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Sensitive transactions over wireless: A recipe for disaster

on March 12, 2014

Europol issues warning regarding public wi-fi networks   Industry experts have been proclaiming for a while now that we’re headed toward a world without wires. Some pundits have predicted that new fast wireless technologies, capable of gigabit speeds, will usher …

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Who’s afraid of the big bad hacker?

on March 11, 2014

There’s been a great deal of discussion about the “digital divide” in regard to people who have access to affordable broadband and those who don’t. But there’s another, more fundamental divide – related but different – that has been developing …

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SysAdmins: Five tips for predictable and productive days

on March 10, 2014

Internal IT teams that spend their lives fire-fighting problems have to endure an unnecessarily stressful existence. Much has been written about the benefits of providing proactive support, but some IT departments still struggle with putting this into practice. Here are …

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