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My PC might have a virus – what do I do?

One of the most common posts that you see in various forums is from people who suspect that their computer might be virus infected.  Posts such as, “My computer is crashing, do I have a virus?” or “I just got infected with a virus, what should I do?” are a clear indication that virus infection […]

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People do reply to email spam

I sometimes wonder how spammers can be so successful in what they do. They send out millions of emails every day promising the world – get rich offers, a pile of cash waiting just for you to claim ownership, pills and creams that work wonders, financial advice and dozens of other schemes and offers. Junk, […]

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Defining SPAM Categories

Continuing on from Andrei Zammit’s latest articles on how SPAM emails can easily entice users and get them entangled into an invisible spider-web, I will be providing you with some background information on the different kind of SPAM forms and into which categories they fall. Originally, the idea of SPAM emails was not intentionally to […]

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Windows 2008 R2 – When will I get it?

Windows 7 RTM build distribution plan is in execution to partners and public; however, we were missing the dates when Windows 2008 Server R2 RTM would be made available. Thanks to the Windows 2008 R2 team blog, these dates are now available:  

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DDOS attack on Twitter and Facebook

Two of the largest social media sites, Twitter and Facebook, fell to their knees early Thursday morning, with both being severely disrupted by a coordinated attack. Whenever any of the 45 million users belonging to the Twitter community tried to access the site yesterday they were presented with the “fail whale”, a timeout because the […]

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Windows 7 in your pocket

Windows 7 has, since its first demonstration, been shown to work pretty well on netbooks, but loading it onto a netbook is not as simple as we’d like it to be. According to sources at CNET News, Microsoft are considering offering Windows 7 pre-loaded onto a USB thumb drive. The idea is to give netbook […]

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Architectural Changes in GFI MailEssentials 14.1

In Q3 2009 we will be releasing GFI MailEssentials 14.1, into which we have put a lot of effort on the architectural front of the product (amongst others). I wanted to take this opportunity to share the architectural changes we have made in GFI MailEssentials 14.1 and discuss their benefits. Inevitably, I will first take […]

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10 Security Threats to an Organization – Part 2

When looking at the first five security threats that can hit an organization we dealt with the harmful effects of spam, viruses and malware and how monitoring your network and investing in patch management is an effective way of preventing such threats from attacking your network and infecting your machines. Not all threats are external, and not all […]

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10 Security Threats to an Organization – Part 1

Every organization is aware of the importance of security – security of the building, security for employees and financial security are all a priority; however, an organization comprises many other assets that require security, most notably its IT infrastructure. An organization’s network is the lifeline that employees rely on to do their jobs and subsequently […]

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Greetings from China

During the recent months, spam originating from China has been hitting the mailboxes of users from all over the world. One interesting fact is that this latest wave of spam is constructed differently from its predecessors. What makes this spam different is the way that the advert is delivered to the victim. Such spam takes […]

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