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Q&A Monday: Upgrade vs Fresh Install

Q&A Monday: Upgrade vs Fresh Install

Question: Hi Jim,     I am a new System Administrator, and the first thing that is assigned to me was to plan our upgrading our operating systems to Windows 7.  Our environment is a mix of Windows Vista and Windows XP, and I’m not sure if we should just use the upgrade option or complete a clean install. I’m not sure what the [...]

WARNING: Facebook Malware Attack

WARNING: Facebook Malware Attack

A Facebook phishing attack is on the loose this weekend. The attack attempts to steal your Facebook login credentials, install malware on your computer, and even get your home address. The attack is spread via a “hilarious video” posted to Facebook walls, via a report on WebSense, when the wall post is clicked, a form appears [...]

Cisco Security Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Network Building Mediator

Cisco Security Advisory: Multiple Vulnerabilities in Cisco Network Building Mediator

Multiple vulnerabilities exist in the Cisco Network Building Mediator (NBM) products. These vulnerabilities also affect the legacy Richards-Zeta Mediator products. This security advisory outlines details of the following vulnerabilities: Default credentials Privilege escalation Unauthorized information interception Unauthorized [...]

5 Blackberry Apps for Small Businesses

5 Blackberry Apps for Small Businesses

    The blackberry you may have in your hand does more that just e-mail, and it can be used to help you run your small business.  We’ve all heard that the android and apple phone’s had apps, and hear very little about the Blackberry Apps.  So I wanted to give the small business owners some apps for their blackberry that could help them.  [...]

Google Releases Chrome Update

Google Releases Chrome Update

Google has released Chrome version 5.0.375.55 for Linux, Mac, and Windows to address multiple vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions, execute script in an unsafe context, or mislead users. You can check out this entry for more information about exactly what updated where applied to this new [...]

AT&T raises smartphone early termination fee to $325

AT&T raises smartphone early termination fee to $325

In a desperate attempt to keep users with them, AT&T announce a couple of days ago that they are upping the smartphone early terminiation free from $175 to$325 starting on June 1st 2010.  I wonder if this could have anything to do with AT&T's exclusive contract with Apple's iPhone expiring and the rumors of the next iPhone to be on [...]

Microsoft Security Updates: May 25th 2010

Microsoft Security Updates: May 25th 2010

On Tuesday May 25th Microsoft released a round of minor updates for the Windows Operating System.  Here’s what they are and what they do: SECURITY UPDATES: Update: KB982632-Windows 7/KB981793-XP Type: Recommended Affected Systems: 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7, NT What it does: Install this update to resolve issues caused by revised daylight [...]

Support For Windows XP SP2 and 2000 will end soon!

Support For Windows XP SP2 and 2000 will end soon!

    If you haven't updated to Windows XP Service Pack 3, you should really look into that prior to July 13th 2010, if you ever want help from Microsoft.  After July 13th 2010, Microsoft will no longer support Windows XP Sp2 as well as Windows 2000 Operating Systems.  Though Microsoft hasn’t given any indication of removing support for [...]

Q&A Monday: Remotely Turn on Computer?

Q&A Monday: Remotely Turn on Computer?

Question: I constantly turn off my home office computer when I am not using it to save energy.  I don’t think this is possible, but I thought there would be no harm in asking you the question anyway.  Is there a way for me to remotely turn on my computer when I am not in the office?  I find that, a few times a month, that when I am not in [...]

Facebook and Others Sending you Data!

Facebook and Others Sending you Data!

The Wall Street Journal had an article, where it reported that Facebook and several other popular social media sites were sending information to their advertisers when you click on an ad.  This information could help companies find your name or other personal information without you consent…despite claiming they don’t do that without your [...]

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