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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 …


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.


Top 10 free database tools for sys admins

on February 19, 2014

This article lists 10 of the best free tools for managing, comparing, administering and developing databases. Even if you may have heard of some of these tools before, I’m confident that you’ll find a gem or two on this list. …


The latest news from the GFI Cloud team [Video]

on February 18, 2014

Watch this video to learn more about the latest release of GFI Cloud from Pete and Elad, the Development and Product Managers, respectively. Hear about the latest updates on GFI Cloud from Pete and Elad, our Development and Product Managers. …


Do operating systems matter anymore?

on February 17, 2014

Once upon a time, all of us, from avid computer hobbyists to IT pros and computer “experts”, were enlisted in the OS wars. Divided into three basic camps – Windows, Linux and Mac – we battled passionately for our operating systems …


Techno rebels without a cause

on February 14, 2014

Remember when being a nerd was a quiet act of rebellion, back before it became a fashion statement?  Many of us grew up in a time and place when being interested in computers marked you as a little odd – …


It’s 2014 – Why haven’t all businesses gone wireless?

on February 13, 2014

I remember when networking your computers meant running cables, usually coax or Ethernet (any other old folks around who recall ArcNet and Token Ring?). In the very early days, “computer rooms” had built-up floors with a mess of cords and …


Hitting a home run with your network security solution?

on February 11, 2014

In professional baseball, scouts rate position players on a five-tool system. Only the very best can do it all: hit for average, hit for power, and excel in baserunning, fielding and throwing. The Major Leagues are filled with athletes that …


What’s lurking at your doorway? A hacker’s field day for small and medium businesses! [Webcast]

on February 10, 2014

The Windows XP Era started on October 25, 2001 and 13 years later there are many questions about Windows XP in a post Microsoft support world. These questions remain unanswered and the deadline is quickly approaching. Will stopping XP support …


The Internet of things: It is your business

on February 6, 2014

“Internet of Things” is a catchy buzz phrase that’s been floating around the IT world for a while. Like “Cloud” before it, it’s taking a while to gain attention, but its rise to the forefront is inevitable. Most of us …


IT admins: Ready to give an Olympic effort?

on February 5, 2014

The “Miracle on Ice” at the 1980 Winter Olympics is widely considered the greatest U.S. sports moment of all-time – and with excellent reason. Nearly 34 years ago, a group of unheralded men’s college hockey players from Massachusetts and Minnesota …