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  • Virtual smart card solution offers improved security at an affordable price

    24 July 2014, 6:52 am by: Ian Barker

    Traditional authentication methods like passwords are vulnerable to data breaches as well as being difficult to remember and manage. But although tokens and physical smart cards provide better protection they're expensive to implement and maintain. Security…
  • Honesty is the best policy when it comes to security

    24 July 2014, 6:47 am by: Sean Newman

    It has never been harder for businesses to build and preserve a relationship of trust with their customers. The rise of increasingly sophisticated, and targeted, cyber-attacks means there are more threats to watch out for than ever before. But letting just one…
  • The tracks of my bargains – sacrificing privacy for a good deal

    24 July 2014, 5:54 am by: Ian Barker

    The increased popularity of smartphones means that, unless we specifically opt not to, most of us leave a record of our location wherever we go. This information is of course valuable to marketers and a new study by customer engagement specialists PunchTab…
  • Microsoft anti-malware support for Windows XP is counting down...

    24 July 2014, 5:04 am by: Wayne Williams

    Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP on April 8, which means the aging operating system no longer receives security updates and non-security hotfixes, potentially putting die-hard users at serious risk. Although XP is no longer eligible to receive security…
  • Enterprise app stores can transform IT into rock stars

    24 July 2014, 4:54 am by: Vincent Smyth

    You know the mood in the corporate world is optimistic when enterprises shift their focus from "down to the bone" cost-cutting measures to enhancing operational efficiency and innovative projects. 46 percent of CIOs reported increases in IT budgets in the last…
  • UK government turns its back on Microsoft Office

    24 July 2014, 4:43 am by: Jamie Hinks

    The UK government has formally announced that all government departments are to use the open document format [ODF] for documents immediately in a move that is part of the government’s total savings target of £1.2 billion. A press release stated that the ODF…
  • Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 lockscreen app close to launch

    24 July 2014, 2:17 am by: Mihaita Bamburic

    The option to change the Windows Phone 8.1 lockscreen is a new feature Microsoft showcased in early-April, at the unveiling of its new operating system, but that is not yet ready for prime time. As you may recall, Windows Phone head Joe Belfiore has said that…
  • Google is working 9 to 5 -- brings Street View to Dollywood

    23 July 2014, 8:36 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    Dolly Parton is a living legend. Even if you do not love country music, you probably love one of her songs. Hell, she wrote one of the most famous, "I Will Always Love You", which the late Whitney Houston popularized. My personal favorites are "Jolene" and of…
  • Windows Phone users score Uber app

    23 July 2014, 8:13 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    It's generally never a good idea to hitchhike. Any time a guy sticks out his thumb, or a girl sticks out her leg, it could be the beginning of their troubles. Quite frankly, getting a ride from a stranger seems like the start of a horror movie. The latest rage…
  • Get an 8 port USB hub with the new PowerFlow Octofire

    23 July 2014, 7:49 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    It seems that we all have way too many USB devices these days -- thumb drives, external hard drives, charging needs for phones and tablets. No computer has enough ports for the needs of a family, and many customers require help via a hub that can support all…
  • Want to launch your own DDoS attacks on a website? $200 will get you everything you need

    23 July 2014, 3:04 pm by: Wayne Williams

    Cybercriminals don’t have to make their own malware these days, they can simply purchase ready-made kits. They don’t need to take out a bank loan to do so either -- malware is more affordable than you might think. Trustwave’s security researchers did a…
  • I cut cable's cord again and mean it this time

    23 July 2014, 1:41 pm by: Joe Wilcox

    Overnight, AT&T U-verse went dark in the Wilcox household. We're cord cutters once more. A year ago, we let the service go for about two weeks but returned after Cox Internet failed to deliver constant connection. When going back to AT&T for just the Net, the…
  • Seagate Central comes to Roku -- pirates rejoice!

    23 July 2014, 12:52 pm by: Brian Fagioli

    In the olden days, people used to collect CDs, DVDs and Blu-Rays (some still do). Buying physical media loaded with content was commonplace. However, the spread of legal streaming caused many to abandon their collecting and instead opt for services like…
  • Amazon unveils massive database expansion for Prime Music service

    23 July 2014, 12:11 pm by: Alan Buckingham

    Just a few weeks ago, Amazon added one more perk to its Prime service, gifting customers with a music streaming service. The launch was a bit clumsy, as many of the songs and artists searched for were not available. However, as I wrote at the time, I expected…
  • Kingston's new solid state drive almost cracks 1TB barrier

    23 July 2014, 12:04 pm by: Jamie Hinks

    A new 1TB solid state drive [SSD] is on the horizon after Kingston Digital began shipping high-speed flash drives with a capacity that closes in on the significant milestone. The Kingston SSDNow V310 SSD comes with a 960GB memory size that allows an entire…
  • CyberDuck restores Windows Azure support, adds new SSH/SFTP protocol implementation

    23 July 2014, 11:58 am by: Nick Peers

    Bern-based developer iterate GmbH has released CyberDuck 4.5, a major update to its Windows and Mac FTP and cloud-storage browser tool. This open-source tool provides users with a user-friendly means of browsing FTP/SFTP, WebDAV, Amazon S3, Google Cloud…
  • Do NOT buy a Blackberry Passport until you read this

    23 July 2014, 10:38 am by: Randall C. Kennedy

    BlackBerry’s got a new device, the Passport. It’s sleek, with a polished industrial design that exudes quality. It’s funky, with a non-standard size and shape that challenges the status quo. And it’s cool, with lots of innovative features you won’t…
  • Self-destructing content service ensures shared data stays private

    23 July 2014, 9:33 am by: Ian Barker

    When you send a file to someone else there’s always a risk that it could be copied or forwarded, even if it's intended to remain private -- as many a snapper of naked selfies has found to their cost. There have been attempts to solve this problem in the past…
  • Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013

    23 July 2014, 9:23 am by: Wayne Williams

    Bromium Labs today issued its "Endpoint Exploitation Trends" report that shows Internet Explorer set a record high for reported vulnerabilities in the first half of 2014, and also leads in publicly reported exploits. According to Bromium, "Internet Explorer…
  • AVG killed LiveKive, but is offering a 'free' data transfer to SpiderOak

    23 July 2014, 8:49 am by: Alan Buckingham

    AVG got into the cloud storage business with its LiveKive offering. I won't go into the gory details but the service did not work so well. Now the anti-virus maker has elected to kill off the product, and perhaps it was a merciful death. Users began…

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