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On the beat: Silicon Valley’s youth movement

Humanity has yet to find the fountain of youth. But several tech giants may have discovered the business equivalent. Facebook, LinkedIn, Airbnb and others are employing summer interns – from high school.

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The scariest security stories of 2014 (so far)

I’m still not used to typing “2014” in the date field yet, but I just looked up the other day and realized that this year is already half over. An assessment of the first two quarters shows that on the security front, there’s both good news and bad news. The good news is that software […]

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How healthy is your network?

A study published last year in The Journal of Hospital Infection proposed fist-bumping (the “closed-fist high-five”) as an alternative to the old-fashioned handshake. The latter, according to the study, is a giant germ-swap that can impact human health.

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Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus: still rearing their ugly heads

Every new malware scare has some IT pros running to the hills and two nasty pieces of malware reared their ugly heads again, Cryptolocker and Gameover Zeus. Dangerous and indiscriminate in whom they target, many businesses and home ended up in a right fix.

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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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