Securing IPv6 Networks

For 20+ years IPv4 has been the world standard for Internet-attached device communication. As we enter the age of IPv6 a new gamut of security, performance, and equipment challenges are being revealed. Recently, FortiNet teamed with BreakingPoint to perform a real-world ultra-high bandwidth test of an IPv6-enabled FortiGate firewall. This test series yielded some surprising…

LinkedIn springs a password leak

Business owners often have multiple accounts with many different websites and Web services. There’s one element that links them all together, no matter their purpose: the password. A password is an owner’s sacred key that’s trusted to very few people. You expect that when you share your password with a website, it’s secure. This isn’t…

Processors everywhere, which to pick?

One of the most commonly marketed features of computers is the processor. The only problem is that the information can be a little confusing, as there are literally hundreds of different processors available, each with some sort of special feature. There’s no need to be confused, in fact, picking a processor really comes down to…

Watch out! Facebook used to spread worms

The security of a network and the systems within it is top of mind for many IT professionals and business owners. As such, many small business owners are implementing security measures to ensure their system stays secure. There’s a new malware program that could threaten the security of your system, regardless of which OS you…

Backup your data or lose it all

With the increasing amount of serious disasters striking around the globe, businesses are taking steps to ensure that they can keep operating during an emergency and that their data is protected. Striving to protect your data by backing it up is a good business practice, and can help ensure your company will remain open and…

View your desktop from anywhere

While being able to access your desktop while you’re outside the office is an option you’ve had for a number of years, it’s only now starting to really take off. This is made possible by companies like VMware who offer products that allow you to virtualize practically your whole business. One particularly useful product, View,…

4 benefits of social customer service

Customer service is one of the most integral parts of the company-client relationship and possibly the only part where a company interacts with customers at all points in the relationship. The modern customer’s becoming technologically adept, and is starting to prefer to interact with companies through social media. As such, the need for social customer…

FBI to pull plug on DNSChanger

The Internet has become one of the most important tools in our personal and professional lives. It’s hard to imagine what life would be like without it. There’s a chance that may happen for users who’ve been infected by the DNSChanger Trojan. This nasty Trojan has infected many computers around the world and has forced…

Turn your iPad into a Wi-Fi powerhouse

Being able to connect to the Internet wherever we may be, has become one thing we view as incredibly important. Many managers now have a cellular plan with a data connection and regularly check in with the office using tablets like the Apple iPad. What happens if you need to use your laptop, but don’t…