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Monitoring logons in Windows environments

The Windows logging system was never designed for ease of use. Depending on the audit settings, the information that is logged is rich and can meet the needs of any forensic investigation, but at the same time is cryptic and insufficiently documented. Events are logged in high volumes and support for managing these records is […]

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Ouch: Is my TV watching me?

I was shopping for a smart HDTV a couple of weeks ago and did so in the old-fashioned way – by going to stores in my area. I have a vivid imagination but not when it comes to hardware specs. I wanted to see with my own eyes what each TV size looked like ‘in […]

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IT administrator, could this blog post change your life?

It’s an extremely tough job being an IT or security administrator today; and speaking as someone who works in the tech industry, I for one take my hat off to you! As an IT or security administrator, you are at the heart of the business; the experts who everyone trusts will make sure that their […]

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13 New Year’s Resolutions for Every SysAdmin

As the year comes to an end and New Year’s Day is right around the corner, everyone starts to think about their resolutions for the New Year. Unlike those you are bound to break, like “I resolve to go to the gym every day” and “I will never order extra cheese again,” here are 13 […]

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2013 – The Technology Year in Review

2013 brought us some new technologies, and brought some existing technologies into the mainstream. As we look back at this past year, let’s take another look at some of the hottest technologies that made big splashes during 2013. We’re not just going to limit our list to things in IT, as there have been some […]

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The 13 Worst Security Threats of 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, it is only natural to take a moment to look back on the year that was, and evaluate it for both the ups and the downs. Was 2013 a good year or a bad one? Were there significant events that will help shape the course of 2014 and beyond, […]

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Having a Happy High Tech Holiday

’Tis the season when all the geeks and nerds are standing in line at the local electronics stores or going online at Amazon, NewEgg and TigerDirect, buying each other (or themselves) the latest and greatest electronic gadgets. It’s funny – many of the people I know in other fields prefer to get away from their […]

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The 13 Must-Have Tech Toys for the Geek on Your Holiday Season List

With the peak of the holiday season just around the corner, you are probably not only still trying to finish up your gift shopping, but desperate to come up with the perfect gift for that IT pro or SysAdmin on your holiday season list. Fear not, for we have the definitive list of the top […]

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18 More Face-Palm Moments in IT

Wikipedia defines a face-palm as the physical gesture of placing one’s hand flat across one’s face or lowering one’s face into one’s hand or hands. The gesture is seen in many cultures as a display of frustration, disappointment, embarrassment, shock, surprise, or sarcasm. In no culture is the face-palm more significant than in IT. Back […]

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3D Printing: Ready for Prime Time?

If you keep up with technology news, you’ve undoubtedly read about the new 3D printers, especially the controversial aspects concerning the possibility of criminals “printing” weapons or illegal items. You might have seen them demonstrated at tech industry events, where everyone looks on in awe as the machine churns out a figurine of an elephant […]

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