Archive for June 2014

Around 10 years ago, the typical hacking scenario involved a lone attacker and maybe some buddies working late at night looking for public-facing IP addresses. When they found one, they enumerated the advertising services — Web server, SQL server, and so on, broke in using a multitude of vulnerabilities, and then explored the compromised company…

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Before launching into a discussion about the balance between price and quality, it would be good to take note of a quote from John Ruskin called The Common Law of Business Balance. It states: “There is hardly anything in the world that someone cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and the…

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It doesn’t matter if you’re an IT graduate or a novice user with a brand new computer; whether you use a computer at home or in the office, you need to at least know some basic maintenance and other preventive measures to keep your computers and networks running smoothly and at optimum performance levels. Remember…

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Like most IT pros with veritable knowledge of computers, you will have plenty of friends and family members asking you to fix their PC’s. Although you have always tried to help people whenever you can, you will eventually come to the realization that with a few exceptions it is a bad idea to fix people’s…

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It is a grand idea to save Google maps offline, especially if you will be travelling to an area where there is limited or no data connectivity. It is a good thing that Google rolled out the latest Google Maps app update for mobile devices. The new Google Maps app update streamlines the process of…

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Media streaming devices have grown more popular these days due to the rise of media-streaming services like Netflix, Hulu Plus, HBO Go, Vudu, Amazon Instant, and Pandora. With the media streaming devices, it has become easier to embrace streaming content from cloud. So it is no wonder that they have increasingly become a part of…

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Many home computer users out there still use an old computer that runs on Windows XP. Until now, this has been accepted for a couple of good reasons. First, Windows XP is one of the most solid versions of Windows Microsoft ever produced. Also, though it’s old, it still gets Microsoft security updates. Unfortunately, this…

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