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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 …


Windows XP: There’s more still around than you might expect

on March 7, 2014

Everyone who works in the world of IT is aware (or should be aware) that official support will cease for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. It’s easy for individual IT professionals to only think of how XP’s end of …


“My PC is slow and I don’t know why!” How often do you hear this?

on March 6, 2014

As an IT professional, there’s a good chance your own computer runs rather well. After all, you (should) know exactly what to do to address issues that have an impact on performance!


Five tips to boost your wireless network security

on March 5, 2014

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes with using your Wi-Fi devices anywhere, at any time, to access anything (within reason, of course). The key to this experience, however, is connecting to your wireless local area network …


Helpful IT hints for managing a modern workforce

on March 4, 2014

IT is nothing like it once was. Ten years ago, staff would usually work in the office on desktop PCs. Laptops were typically the exclusive preserve of senior management and mobile salespeople. As for iPads – um, well, they hadn’t …


March webcast line-up

on March 3, 2014

Every month we organize some exciting webcasts that cover a variety of topics – this month we have two.  Have a look and sign up for what best suits your needs!


Nine months in the making [Video]

on February 28, 2014

Enjoy this visual journey that takes you from the initial works on the new GFI office building in Malta in March 2013, to completion and relocation in December 2013. In just four minutes, this video spans nine months, from the …


The 31 funniest SSIDs I’ve ever seen

on February 27, 2014

Whenever I’m at a restaurant, airport or anywhere in town, I invariably look for free Wi-Fi access. Often, the SSID names used are standard fare. However, I occasionally come across some really witty and hilarious SSIDs. This article features some …


ScooterBug – Keeping their distributed workforce secure

on February 26, 2014

Orlando, FL USA: Robert L Jimenez II is a busy man. He forms part of an IT team of two at ScooterBug, and it’s their job to ensure that IT systems are running smoothly and to speedily deal with user …


Get back… To the future of faxing

on February 21, 2014

How much could you improve your business with more money and time to spend on jobs that generate revenue? It may seem like a pointless question to ask, let alone answer. Budget increases can be tough to come by given …


IT according to Emmanuel: Something you love, live and experience

on February 20, 2014

Emmanuel Carabott, Security Research Manager at GFI and a writer on this blog, celebrates his 15th anniversary with the company this month. Angelica Micallef Trigona interviews him to learn more about his passion for IT and for GFI itself.