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Mind games? Choosing the best way to archive email

Did you ever have to make up your mind? Pick up on one and leave the other behind. It’s not often easy, and not often kind. Did you ever have to make up your mind?  Do those lyrics look (and sound) familiar? They make up the first verse of The Lovin’ Spoonful’s 1966 hit song, […]

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Third party patch and vulnerability roundup – April 2014

The month of April began with a day for playing pranks, but the vulnerabilities that have come to light this month – especially the Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL that we discussed in an earlier blog post – are deadly serious. The real April fools are those who are too busy, too lazy or too unaware […]

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Windows XP – where have all the bad guys gone?

April 8, 2014 has come and gone and you may be wondering what all the fuss was about. After all, the bad guys haven’t come out of hiding, wreaking havoc on those who still have instances of Windows XP running on their networks.

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Emergency patch released for Adobe Flash Player

Hot on the heels of the Internet Explorer zero day vulnerability for which Microsoft issued an out-of-band security advisory last Saturday, the company put out another emergency advisory on Monday. Unlike the IE advisory, though, the patch was already available. Also unlike the IE vulnerability, this one wasn’t a problem with Microsoft’s code – but […]

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Microsoft Emergency Advisory warns of zero-day Internet Explorer vulnerability

On Saturday, Microsoft released an out-of-band security advisory regarding a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 through 11 (all current supported versions) that could be exploited by an attacker to run code remotely on a system. FireEye reported the vulnerability.

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IT admins, what are your greatest challenges?

“Not enough hours in the day!” – is the cry from IT admins in a recent GFI Cloud survey about their greatest day-to-day challenges, and these are common across the board, regardless of geography or business sector they work in.

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On the beat: The future of Facebook

Fill in the blank: The purpose of Facebook is __________. Ten years ago, completing that sentence was much easier. Facebook was a digital destination – arguably the destination – for all social activity. Today? Even a New York Times technology reporter has trouble formulating an answer.

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Survey: IT staff head for the exits due to work-related stress [Infographic]

Stress is something we experience every day. It can be mild or intense. Every one of us deals with stress differently but in small doses, stress is good for us; it is what keeps us going. The problems begin when our stress levels reach a point where it proves detrimental to our health, to our […]

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Windows 8.1 early adopters forced to update, or become insecure

Those of us who like to stay on the cutting edge of technology are probably well on our way to fully deploying Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. While it’s great to be on the cutting edge, sometimes that edge is sharp enough to put us on the bleeding edge. That’s where many of […]

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Video: Small business employees and remote working

Longer hours mean lower job satisfaction – or so you might think. However, GFI’s small business employee survey indicates otherwise. According to respondents, those who have worked remotely report longer work weeks, with 26 percent working 50 hours or more compared to only 10 percent of those who haven’t worked remotely. Despite that, 75 percent […]

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