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Did You Know – They Are Recording Everything Now

They Even Know Whats In This Post! If you don’t already know, the governments and ISP’s around the world are tightening their grasp and monitoring everything. The Trump administration just revoked the Internet Privacy act so now all the ISP’s … Continue reading

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Your internet history is now for sale !

Everyone, even people who aren’t skilled with computers, knows that browsing the web comes with certain privacy risks. The sites you visit, what you do while you’re there, where you’re physically located, and which internet-connected apps you use are all … Continue reading

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Phishing gets more dangerous for 2016

In January, Wombat Security Technologies released its 2016 State of the Phish report, detailing the current phishing landscape. The research report found that, while these phishing attacks are growing in sheer number, they are also growing in their complexity based … Continue reading

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Expect massive spikes in global security threats for 2015

Increases of global information security threats remain as much a certainty as death and taxes, at least according to the latest Information Security Survey from PWC. That report, which was published in October, highlights several troublesome trends and provides valuable … Continue reading

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Net Neutrality: What It Is and Why You Should Care

Net neutrality is in the news again, but if you’re like most people, you aren’t even totally sure what it is. With a recent U.S. Court of Appeals decision on Net neutrality poised to change the face of the Internet, … Continue reading

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Google app Word Lens is free

Google has purchased Word Lens, an impressive app that translates foreign languages in real time using the iPhone and Android smartphone built-in camera. It’s now free for a limited time. Back in 2010, a company called Quest Visual debuted a … Continue reading

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Down to the last IPv4 addresses

Is your company ready to start using IPv6 addresses for its Internet addresses? You’d better be. The American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN) is down to its last allotment of old-style IPv4 addresses and the clock is counting down. In an … Continue reading

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Giving Windows away for free?

Microsoft is hard at work on Windows 9, while pleading with users to make a switch off of the archaic Windows XP. One way Microsoft can reduce friction and improve the adoption rate of new versions of Windows is to … Continue reading

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Denial of Service strike on Spamhaus

On March 18, 2013, news went around the world about one of the biggest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in history, launched against a site called Spamhaus, in which attackers not only went after the organization’s website itself, but … Continue reading

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Should I stick with Windows XP: But how big a risk do you run?

Some organizations intend to keep using Windows XP even in the post-apocalyptic world after Microsoft ends support in 12 months. It’s a calculated risk and one they should weigh up carefully. Even the spectre of security breaches and crashing apps … Continue reading

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