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Heartbleed Bug Information

Dire warnings about Heartbleed, a serious internet security risk affecting millions of websites, is echoing across the internet today. Described as a flaw in OpenSSL, the open source encryption technology used by the vast majority of web servers. The Heartbleed bug is a particularly nasty...
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Deploying Endpoints

Employees often find that one of the simplest solutions to effective communication is to work under the BYOD or Bring Your Own Device system. This is because everything can be used on the same device and therefore makes life easier. In principle, this is actually...
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NSA and GCHQ Spying On WikiLeaks Readers

New documents leaked by former NSA employee turned whistleblower Edward Snowden reveal that the NSA and GCHQ consistently spied on WikiLeaks in the past years, recording information regarding the people who accessed the site in the process, regardless of their citizenship The governments of the...
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Why Computers Run Slow and Tips to Speed Them Up

That new computer runs great when it is just out of the box. It then begins to slow down as time goes by. There are definite causes to slowdowns with very few of them requiring scrapping the computer and getting a new one. There are...
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Personal Information Of 14,000 Texas Students Stolen

Roughly 14,000 current and former Midland Independent School District students in Texas may have had personal information after a laptop and an unsecured external hard drive, both containing student data, were stolen from the back of a district administrator’s vehicle. The laptop and external hard...
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Coca-Cola Laptop Theft Compromises Information For 74,000 Users

Beverage maker Coca-Cola on Friday said company laptops had been stolen from its headquarters in Atlanta and could have compromised information of about 74,000 people. Coca-Cola said the laptops were stolen by a former employee responsible for maintenance and disposal of equipment. On December 10...
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Arts and Crafts Retailer Michaels Suffers Possible Data Breach

Michaels Companies Inc, the biggest U.S. arts and crafts retailer with over 1259 is investigating a possible security breach on its payment card network and advised customers to check their financial statements for fraudulent activity. This is not the first time the company has faced...
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Microsoft Extends Updates For Windows XP Security Products

Microsoft announced it will continue to provide updates to its security products (antimalware engine and signatures) for Windows XP users through July 14, 2015. Previously, the company said: “As a result, after April 8, 2014, technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available,...
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ATMs Forced To Upgrade Due Windows XP Support Deadline

There are reportedly 420,000 ATMs in the U.S. that still run Windows XP. As of April 8th ATMs running Windows XP will no longer receive regular security patches and won’t be in compliance with industry standards. Most machines that get upgraded will shift to Windows...
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