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Internet Access – Serious Business in Dangerous Times [Free eBook]

Do you know just how dangerous the Internet is? Have you been scared (or even scarred) by enormous charges from your Internet Service Provider for bandwidth usage? Are you trying to figure out why so many of your users seem to be busy all the time, but never get anything done? Have you dealt with […]

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Zero-day Exploit Targets Internet Explorer

A critical, zero-day exploit against all versions of Microsoft® Corporation’s Internet Explorer® (IE) was announced by Microsoft. Users of every version of IE from the no longer supported IE6 all the way through the brand new IE11 that isn’t even publicly available yet are cautioned about this vulnerability, which when exploited can result in remote […]

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Cloud Storage; What’s the Price for Free Space?

The advent of cloud storage services has brought about an evolution in the way consumers handle data. There is no doubt that data has grown exponentially over the past couple of years. The proliferation of smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, data on PCs, etc., has made society’s consumption of storage space increase at a phenomenal rate.

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OSD Unreachable Because of a Broken Fax Machine?

On September 12, 2013, reports that fax requests to the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) were undeliverable began to surface on the Internet. A broken fax machine making headlines in 2013? Now that’s saying something! 

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The Santander Incident – Hacking at its Finest

IT security experts are constantly looking to devise new ways of monitoring security parameters in order to prevent, or at least detect, attempts to compromise computer systems used for security-sensitive tasks. Their counterparts, cybercriminals, are by no means trailing behind, in a fight similar to the weapons development race during the Cold War.

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Tech Sector vs. Government Surveillance: The Battle Lines Are Drawn, but Are They a Little Fuzzy?

If you have been following the news about covert surveillance by the NSA and FBI recently, you might get the impression that companies like Google®, Microsoft™, Apple®, Facebook and Twitter have become sort of champions for the man in the street.  You could see the telling signs as soon as the facts began to emerge: changes in […]

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Not Again! Problems with Office Patches

Patch Tuesday hasn’t been going so well lately. Last month, Microsoft had to recall patches that caused problems with Exchange and ADFS. This month, Microsoft issued a number of patches designed to fix security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office programs, but one has been pulled and there are still problems being reported with some of the […]

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September Patch Tuesday

We’re kicking off the Patch Central blog with a fairly hefty Patch Tuesday from Microsoft. This month brings us fourteen security bulletins, half of which pertain to Microsoft Office. The good news is that those who are using the latest version, Office 2013, aren’t affected by most them; all but one of the vulnerabilities that […]

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GFI MailArchiver® App for Windows 8

According to IDC, tablet sales are going to supersede laptop sales in 2013 and “the entire PC market by 2015”. This means that apps can no longer be designed in the traditional way with a title bar, menu bar and desktop approach. Apps have to be tailored for touch and be able to run from tablets. […]

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The End of Patching is in Sight for Windows® XP

You can’t claim you didn’t have plenty of warning: Microsoft™ announced way back in 2011 that the end of extended support for Windows XP would come in 2014. Full mainstream support ended in 2009, but security updates have kept on coming. Even so, according to a recent IDC study, XP gets 27 percent more virus […]

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