Category Archives: Tech

Hackers compromised nearly 5M Gmail passwords

Gmail users urged to change passwords after apparent attack Security experts are urging Gmail users to change their passwords amid reports that hackers gained access to the credentials of 5 million users of the free email service. Some password combinations … Continue reading

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The best cities for landing top pay for your tech skills

Target your talent: The best cities for landing top pay for your tech skills IT pros looking for a new gig, take heed: Those $140,000-per-year jobs in San Francisco are worth just $86,000 when adjusted for the cost of living. … Continue reading

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Data Centers to World: Not Dead Yet!

Anticipating the next-gen data center Agility and flexibility are two of the most popular words to describe the attributes expected from IT in helping achieve future business objectives. But how do you apply those attributes to what many large enterprises … Continue reading

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9 wireless battery chargers: No power? No problem!

Tired of having to fumble for the USB port every time your mobile device runs out of power? With these wireless chargers, just put your device down and let it power up. Wireless chargers are about convenience. Plop your mobile … Continue reading

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Top 20 colleges for computer science majors, based on earning potential

Top 20 colleges for computer science majors, based on earning potential The Golden State dominates PayScale’s ranking of the top computer science schools Among computer science grads, alumni from University of California, Berkeley, led the pack with a median mid-career … Continue reading

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Almost a million fake apps are targeting your phone

Trend Micro finds hundreds of thousands of fake Android apps in trawl of online stores, forums Fake apps dressed up to look like official ones but actually designed to steal user data are increasingly targeting Android phone users, according to … Continue reading

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7 tips for older programmers joining startups

In the grand scheme of things, 40-something isn’t considered old. But anything beyond 20-something is often considered old in that stereotypical bastion of fresh-out-of-school youth – the startup. Joining a startup can give seasoned programmers a new jolt of energy … Continue reading

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Security Manager’s Journal: Taking steps to better lock down the network

Our manager decides that, like users, resources on the network should adhere to the rule of least privilege. The resources on our network have been given too much access to the Internet, and we need to curb that. At issue: … Continue reading

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Richest CEO and pay raises 2013

Which tech leaders received the most generous pay hikes in 2013? Avaya CEO Kevin Kennedy got a fivefold pay increase last year. Sprint more than quadrupled Dan Hesse’s package. Which other tech CEOs saw dramatic pay jumps in 2013? We … Continue reading

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How far are you willing to go to spy on your employees’ smartphones?

mSpy monitoring service/app tracks lots of data, but is it too snoopy? The scoop: Mspy mobile phone monitoring service/app, starting at $40 per month (as tested, features would cost $70 per month) mspy 620 What is it? The ultimate eavesdropping … Continue reading

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The Transition from PSTN to VoIP: More Regulatory Questions than Answers

We touched briefly on some of the regulatory issues surrounding the PSTN transition to an all VoIP network in a previous edition, and had a chance to follow up our initial coverage with Greg Rogers, the Deputy General Counsel at … Continue reading

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After Heartbleed, Comodo cranks out new SSL certificates

Comodo’s chief technology officer warns it is still very early in the remediation processTens of thousands of new digital certificates have been issued by Comodo in the wake of the “Heartbleed” security flaw, which has put Internet users’ data at … Continue reading

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11 tips to prepare for SDN

Software-Defined Networking game plan: Education, education, education… including a good understanding of your current network. Making the leap to SDN? Don’t jump in blind. It helps to know what software-defined networking is, first off, and then what it can do … Continue reading

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CV0-001 CompTIA Cloud+ Certification Exam

QUESTION 1 Which of the following is MOST important when factoring network level security in a public cloud environment? A. Ensuring good user experience B. Ensuring confidentiality C. Ensuring redundancy D. Ensuring high availability Answer: B Explanation: QUESTION 2 Which … Continue reading

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6 tips for smartphone privacy and security

Computer forensic expert Ronald Kaplan thinks you should stop using your smartphone if you want any semblance of privacy in today’s digital world. But, if you insist on keeping yourself electronically tethered, here are some ways to minimize the privacy … Continue reading

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