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Win10 April Update: Was it worth the wait? (Part 1)

Microsoft uses the term “Windows as a service” to describe Windows 10 but there has been some confusion within the IT community as to exactly what that means. In a nutshell, there will no longer be distinct versions of the operating system as we knew them in the past (Windows 3.1, Windows 95, 98, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8, etc.  

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57 technical terms that all true geeks should know

Every culture and trade has its own secret language known only to the initiates, but in today’s post we’re going to look at 57 of the oddest/strangest/most obscure terms we use in what, to us, is everyday language.

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Not one, but two GFI Software executives recognized as 2018 Women of the Channel

GFI Software has something to celebrate! Two women who contribute their hearts and souls to the channel were recognized for their outstanding work this past year.

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May 2018 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

In addition to the regular fixes, we also have a major Windows 10 update to contend with. It’s called the April 2018 update, and it was officially released and made available for download and manual installation on the last day of that month, but it didn’t start rolling out through Windows automatic updates until today (Patch Tuesday).

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GDPR final countdown: 20 quick facts at 20 days ‘til the deadline

The GDPR will go into effect in less than 20 days. We have put together 20 quick facts that will guide you in the right direction to prepare you for GDPR. Check out this list.

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Hottest cybersecurity stories that shook the world in April

With so much cybersecurity news flying around, it is hard to keep track of the bigger stories that emerged. Here is the GFI Security round-up of the three top cybersecurity stories of April 2018.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – April 2018

Another month has passed and you know what that means – time to take a look at the security patches that have been issued over the past 30 days by “the usual suspects” – the vendors who make some of the most popular desktop and mobile operating systems and applications.

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Preventing and recovering from a ransomware attack

It’s been almost a year since, a zero-day ransomware attack called WannaCry infected hundreds of thousands of machines all over the world. Hackers encrypted files on infected computers and attempted to extort a ransom from their victims. Those infected with WannaCry were initially demanded to pay $300 in Bitcoin.

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The new internet threat on the block: cryptojacking

A new type of malicious attack is worming its way across the internet and it is only going to get bigger. This threat is not designed to cripple systems like a DoS attacks, nor is it designed to hold you sensitive files hostage in exchange for payment as ransomware, though the threat is indeed all about making money.

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Accelerate your business with a 5-star Partner Program

The GFI Partner Program has been awarded 5 stars in the CRN 2018 Partner Program Guide. The 2018 Partner Program Guide offers the information solution providers need to evaluate IT vendors they work with or are considering working with. Learn more about the GFI Partner Program and how it can accelerate your business.

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