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June Advance Notification: seven security updates to kick off the summer

As we move into the summer months, some of you IT pros might be dreaming about sipping fruity drinks underneath swaying palm trees on a beach far away – but the reality is that many of us never seem to get that much-needed vacation. There’s always another system to install, another problem to troubleshoot and, […]

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On the beat: Ballmer, basketball and $2 billion

When do sports and tech intersect? When Microsoft’s former CEO, Steve Ballmer, ponies up $2 billion to buy the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers.

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How to uninstall software from remote PCs using the command line

The other day I was working with a customer who had discovered several ‘unauthorized’ installs of a particular software package. Apparently the install files, and the serial number needed to activate the software, were stored together on a network share to which everyone had READ permissions, and once word got out, lots of users decided […]

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Survey: Internet of Things… Is it time to fear the dark side? [Infographic]

New security threats, more devices – companies starting to think about Internet of Things (IoT), its relevance to and impact on their business. Picture the scene: You walk up to the coffee vending machine in the office, stop for five seconds, and you’re greeted with a: “Good morning John, coffee, extra milk, extra sugar. Have […]

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Embedded tech – wearable tech’s next frontier

The bounty hunter Aurra Sing isn’t a central character in Star Wars. Yet, she really caught my imagination thanks to the built-in comlink antenna protruding from her head.  What a cool way to communicate (since we can’t all be Jedi Masters, able transmit our thoughts without any high-tech aids!) To me, this is the ultimate […]

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Removing your digital footprint: Better luck than Beyoncé?

Musician and actress Beyoncé Knowles – a star so bright she is mentioned by first name only – is among the world’s most powerful celebrities. She ranked fourth overall in Forbes’ top 100 of 2013, ahead of such notables as Madonna, Ellen DeGeneres, Simon Cowell, David Beckham and husband Jay-Z.

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27 days, 32 teams, 66 matches, 99 hours – all your bandwidth… It’s the World Cup! [Infographic]

The World Cup is coming: 27 days, 32 teams, 66 matches and 99 hours of soccer. A dream come true every four years for soccer fans around the world. As is always the case with major sporting events – from March Madness in the US, to the global Olympics – sporting enthusiasts will be keen […]

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MyBulletins aspires to do it all. Well, sort of.

Everybody in the IT business knows that patching can be a pain. Consumers can take the easy way out: turn on auto updates, set it and forget it. But businesses can’t afford to be quite that cavalier when one bad patch can bring the network – and the user productivity that depends on it – […]

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On the beat: The FBI’s MVP

What’s next for Hector Xavier Monsegur? Monsegur, a.k.a. “Sabu,” won leniency Tuesday and exited a New York court a free man. Busted in 2011, the hacker-turned-FBI informant faced up to 317 months behind bars under US sentencing guidelines. That’s more than 26 years. The government’s sentencing submission is a must-read. It said Monsegur, 30, “was […]

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Third party patch and vulnerability roundup – May 2014

  Please note that the roundup covers updates issued between May 1 and the time of this writing, which is May 27.

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