What are Managed Services, and Why Should You Care?

What are Managed Services? Managed services let you offload specific IT operations to a service provider, known in tech parlance as a Managed Services Provider. The managed service provider assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for selected IT systems and functions on your behalf. Managed services providers can offer services such as…

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Internal Social Network Management

Some companies have decided to tap into the phenomenon of social networking to create similar networks within their own organizations. While this can do wonders with the way every member of the business communicates with each other, it’s important to have proper and specific rules that pertain to its use. With the waves created by…

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Major WordPress Vulnerability closed

WordPress 3.3.1 Closes XSS Hole: Version 3.3.1 of the open source WordPress blogging and publishing platform has been released. The maintenance and security update addresses a cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability affecting WordPress 3.3. According to a blog post by security researchers Aditya Modha and Samir Shah, the hole affects WordPress instances installed using an IP…

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Facebook ClickJacking on the rise

New Facebook Clickjacking Scam Spreads Like Fire: A new and extremely viral clickjacking scam has been spotted targeting curious Facebook users. It hooks them with links to titillating, disgusting or “amazing” videos that their friends apparently “liked”, but once they click on the link, they are redirected to a splash page where they are asked…

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Cyber Spies Try Probing U.S. Drone Plans:

China-based hackers for months have been targeting federal agencies and contractors through infected emails apparently to spy on the Pentagon’s drone strategy and other intelligence matters, according to Internet security researchers. … In this case, the hackers used email addresses from military and other government organizations, Jaime Blasco, manager of AlienVault Labs, said Tuesday. ……

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Passwords that Put You at Risk

If you are in the habit of using passwords like ‘password’, ‘qwerty’ or ‘123456’, you may be helping hackers and online thieves steal your data. Security experts have compiled a list of the 25 most common passwords – passwords that you should avoid. If you think using ‘password’ as your password is no big deal,…

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Hide Windows Desktop Gadgets Quickly

If you are using Windows Gadgets (or those small mini-applications that are embedded on your desktop that show interesting things like the latest news, weather updates, or sports scores), you may sometimes wish you can just quickly hide them to declutter your workspace. In Windows 7, you can do just that. Simply right-click on the…

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