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A Privacy Tip for the Age of Smartphones

You should know that an image file contains more data than just the color of its pixels. Hidden within an image file is information known as metadata. Metadata can contain a wide variety of information, most of which is mundane, … Continue reading

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Important Security Update for Internet Explorer

A recently discovered vulnerability in all of the last five versions of Internet Explorer (IE 6 through IE 10) can be exploited to remotely gain administrator-level access to a victim’s computer. This vulnerability is a memory-related bug in Internet Explorer’s … Continue reading

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A Note for Users of Windows XP

Microsoft’s support policy ensures support for most prominent Microsoft products for ten years after their release. This means that, as of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will end support for Windows XP and Microsoft Office 2003. The loss of support for … Continue reading

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Geo-IP Filtering: A little-known layer of network defense

No business appreciates getting spam e-mails, but more harmful are network vulnerability probes and attacks. And while these can strike at a network from anywhere in the world, most small U.S. businesses rarely even make use of their Internet access … Continue reading

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