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Third Party Patch Roundup – August 2018

Summer is almost at an end, and the months ahead are sure to be hectic as always as we sail toward the holiday season and the end of yet another year. Because those holidays also serve as a prime time for spammers, scammers, and attackers, it’s important to get ahead of the game and start […]

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Webinar: Fight security threats and protect your devices

From the smallest of smart devices to the largest of servers, every piece of technology which is connected to the internet is exposed to the dangers of being hacked. Join our free webinar to learn how you can secure your network with the help of the GFI Software Security family.

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The real estate industry embraces IT software to get ahead

Selling a home or leasing a space is built on relationships. Any compromise of sensitive data could lead to big problems for both clients and the professionals that they trusted to keep their data safe.

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August 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Here we go again. It’s August 14, and after last month’s buggy patches – with numerous known issues, particularly regarding .NET, Windows 7 and 8.1 – it’s not surprising that many IT pros are feeling at least a little wary but what might be in store this time. There were enough problems that Woody Leonhard […]

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Defending your business from a SamSam ransomware attack

SamSam ransomware is not like any other. Last Tuesday, Sophos released an extensive report about how this meticulous malware sneaks up on unsuspecting victims and infiltrates their systems.  Since 2015, SamSam creators have earned USD 5.9 million, and that number continues to rise.

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Data security on premises and off

Keeping content safe no matter where it “lives.” We talk a lot about multi-layered security: perimeter security, network security, cloud security, device security – but what is it that we most need to protect?  The answer usually boils down to: the data.

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Last month’s top cybersecurity stories – July 2018

With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Software round-up of the three top cybersecurity stories of July 2018 which includes the new Microsoft bounty program, serious cyberattacks in Singapore and Reddit’s recent breach.

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Scanning Open Ports in Windows: Part 3 (NMAP)

In 2012 and 2013, I wrote a couple of articles called Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide and Scanning Open Ports in Windows: A Quick Guide (Part 2) that covered how to use a series of neat little utilities to view open ports and troubleshoot client or server side application network connectivity issues. The articles […]

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Third Party Patch Roundup – July 2018

Here we go again. Yes, it’s already the end of another month and time to round up the patches that have been issued in July by various software vendors.

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Ensure your insurance business has the right IT software

Insurance is meant to mitigate a loss. Whether if it is a home, person, car, or health, very personal data is transferred between the agent, agency, and the insured.  The insurance industry is often used as an example for tight regulations at both the state and federal level. With all of the data leaks, ransomware, […]

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