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On the beat: The next big Wi-Fi threat? Buckle up

Carjacking – the often-violent scenario where an automobile is stolen – is among the most prevalent crimes on the planet. But car-hacking?

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IT help needed – only sys admin superheroes need apply

What are some of the most important issues facing sys admins today? Is it ‘the cloud’? Or is it ‘Advanced Persistent Threat’? Maybe it’s the surge in BYOD and the commoditization of IT? What other buzzwords do you hear thrown around by managers? Are any of those the most important issues facing sys admins? No. […]

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June Patch Tuesday roundup

Writer James Russell Lowell summed it up best: “And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.” This is traditionally the month of weddings, school vacation, lazy summer days with flowers in full bloom. For IT professionals, it’s a month when we hope we’ll have a light patching […]

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Update: Remote control in GFI Cloud [Video]

Watch this video to learn more about Remote Control, the latest service added to the GFI Cloud platform. Here’s what Elad Schreiber, the GFI Cloud product manager had to say. I caught up with Elad to find out more about Remote Control in GFI Cloud… Hear about the latest release in GFI Cloud from the […]

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Is virtual reality just a game, or the next big thing for business?

The concept of virtual reality (VR) has been around for a long time and has been implemented, with varying degrees of success, in the gaming world. It’s a favorite subject of sci-fi writers and as an avid reader, I immersed myself in Tad Williams’ Otherland, a late 21st century world where VR simulations get frighteningly […]

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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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