Category Archive: Security

Mar 01 2013

Are You Losing Friends On Facebook?

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Facebook seems to have established itself as one of those necessary evils. Facebook is scary when you think about the liabilities of sharing private information socially, over the Internet. Facebook’s privacy policies are almost a revolving door of trying to push what is considered private information in public information, but what’s worse than that is …

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Feb 21 2013

4 Things You Should Never Download

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Whether you love getting things for free or want an easier way to share files, there are plenty of bad ideas when it comes to downloading and uploading. Here are four things you should never download or upload:

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Jan 18 2013

MSN, Jabber, Skype And The Lack Of A Standard Protocol For Instant Messengers And Video Conferencing

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As Microsoft prepares to officially kill off Microsoft messenger in Lieu of Skype.  This got me contemplating the current Jabber compatibility of Microsoft messenger.  Microsoft messenger has the ability to interface with a Jabber client. If you’re not familiar with Jabber, it’s an open source/universal instant messaging protocol that’s compatible with several different instant messaging …

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Jan 17 2013

It’s New And Exciting – What is Facebook Graph Search?

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Facebook has been working for years collecting and cultivating information about all of their members to reach a point where they can offer some sort of decent and relative search results to their members; to be able to compete directly with Google. Facebook released a new feature yesterday it’s being tested with a select group …

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Nov 25 2012

Preparing for Cyber Monday

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It’s been a tough time for everyone with the economy being so bad this past year, but if you are searching for a silver lining, notice the sales numbers from this season. It’s been reported that sales are up 20+% this year for black Friday sales. This is naturally going to translate into higher Cyber …

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Oct 31 2012

Creating a new website account— check the EULA for ‘perfect security’

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There was an article that surfaced last week on Ars Technica that talked about the breach of security from Sony; the Sony PlayStation network last year. What’s happening there is amazing. Basically, the ruling is that Sony is not liable for damages because they didn’t promise ‘perfect security’. I think this sets a dangerous precedent …

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Oct 30 2012

Techie Review: eM Client 4 – Great and Improving

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I’ve been a long-time user of Mozilla Thunderbird. I think the application is really good as a base email client. One of the great features about Mozilla Thunderbird is the extensibility of the application with the addition of some add-ons; you can make the email client do just about anything. Customizing the email client do …

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Aug 16 2012

5 Best Free Antivirus Applications

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Antivirus applications provide system protection against possible virus and other forms of malware infections. Windows-based machines are prone to virus and malware infections especially when the machines are not installed with some form of protective programs. A good antivirus application protects the system from viruses, worms, Trojans, spyware, keyloggers, adware and many other forms of …

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Aug 07 2012

Browser wars: Firefox stalled, while Chrome continues market dominance

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The battle for the dominate Internet browser is just an ongoing effort. Over the past couple of months, if your watching the market share of which browser is doing the best in adoption, the mover is Google Chrome. It’s making greater and greater strides to capture your Internet browsing heart. In September of 2010, Microsoft …

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Jul 30 2012

Google+ Hangouts continues to chip away at Skype

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At a time when Skype is fighting for it’s own creditability against rumors that it’s snooping on their users conversations, when they’re putting advertisements in to the conversations as people are talking and where Skype won’t allow multiple users to chat without paying a premium membership; Google+ Hangouts is just rocking the house down. Google …

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