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Employee Internet monitoring is really a process of discovery

Employee Internet monitoring is a discovery tool that enables the IT admin to properly manage and secure the network from the bad guys.

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Cyber Monday’s coming; buyer, beware

As much of a fan of online shopping as I am, I’m also well aware of the dangers of this holiday shopping season for those who are looking for an online bargain. Phishing scams proliferate at this time of the year, with many of them offering popular products at incredibly low prices.

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Third party patch and vulnerability roundup: November 2014

Adobe joined in by fixing eighteen vulnerabilities, but did so in a single patch. To the relief of IT admins everywhere, other major security vendors did not see fit to deluge us with more updates that usual.

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http://shop.safely.blackfriday.com

If you intend on shopping online this year, keep your eyes open for the best bargains but watch out for those convincing scams. The URL in the title of this post does not take you to that site, but to this blog.

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Give thanks for these 25 cool technologies

As we prepare for this year’s Thanksgiving holiday, we wanted to share our thoughts about some of the coolest technologies for which we are thankful.

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‘Not just email archiving’ – Introducing, GFI Archiver 2015

GFI Archiver 2015, a rebranded and updated version of GFI MailArchiver, is available today and we asked its product manager, Ian Bugeja, to tell us why the product has been rebranded and what’s new in this version.

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Security 101 – Algorithms

In this post we take a look at the encryption algorithms that are in common use today and those that are no longer in vogue. We’ll also see how encryption can be used both to obscure and to validate data and when you want to use one type of algorithm over another.

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The lesson of Sandworm: patched but not protected

You diligently apply each and every patch as soon as it’s released – the Sandworm attack shows us it still doesn’t mean you’re protected from the exploits that those patches are designed to address.

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Study: 38.6% of U.S. businesses suffer IT failures caused by non-work related Internet use

A survey by GFI Software issued today takes an independent look into how workers use company-provided computers and laptops for personal activities, and the direct impact that personal use can have on the organization.

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Fixing the fix: Microsoft reissues SChannel patch

We reported previously that many of our users and many people posting to forums across the web were seeing problems caused by last week’s patch for a serious SChannel vulnerability, MS-066 (KB2992611). It turns out the problem was caused not by the actual vulnerability fix, but by the new ciphers that were added to the Transport Layer Security (TLS) implementation by the patch.

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