Category Archives: Tech

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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iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending Feb. 21

Sapphire still gleaming, what’s in a name, without delay Sapphires are the iOSphere’s new best friend when it comes to iPhone 6. It used to be quad-core processors and Liquidmetal bodies. Based largely on Apple’s massive investment in GTAT’s sapphire … Continue reading

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11 sure signs you’ve been hacked

In today’s threatscape, antivirus software provides little piece of mind. In fact, antimalware scanners on the whole are horrifically inaccurate, especially with exploits less than 24 hours old. After all, malicious hackers and malware can change their tactics at will. … Continue reading

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OpenDaylight’s delayed SDN now available

Different versions can be downloaded for enterprises, service providers, academia OpenDaylight, the vendor-heavy consortium developing an open source SDN framework, has announced that its first software release is available for download. OpenDaylight’s “Hydrogen” release was initially scheduled to come out … Continue reading

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What to Look for When Hiring Social Media Tech Talent in 2014

Social media professionals need to have a specific set of communication and technical skills as well as varied experience if you expect them to be a strategic part of your business in 2014. As social media evolves to become a … Continue reading

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Who got the payoff for reclassifying cable data services as information services?

Sow for yourselves righteous policies; reap steadfast jobs. In all the commentary about the recent decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia which struck down the 2010 Net Neutrality order by the Federal Communications … Continue reading

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