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Is Dropbox planning a P2P option? New patent suggests it’s looking beyond the cloud

Dropbox has been granted a patent on a new peer-to-peer file-sharing technology that suggests it may be planning an alternative to its existing cloud-based service. Designed to facilitate file sharing across devices without the need for content to go through … Continue reading

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The most innovative and damaging hacks of 2015

The year’s most significant attacks highlight how hackers are changing tactics — and how IT security must evolve in the year ahead Not a week went by in 2015 without a major data breach, significant attack campaign, or serious vulnerability … Continue reading

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10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you’ll find Linux

Why worry about the desktop when you’ve conquered everything else? The OS that took over the world Let’s just get this out of the way: this isn’t the year of Linux on the desktop. That year will probably never arrive. … Continue reading

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10 affordable cities that offer good IT jobs

IT is everywhere, not just Silicon Valley. Here are the top 10 ‘off metro’ regions for IT workers, based on median salary and unemployment rate. Affordable cities that offer good IT jobs Across the U.S., smaller, “off metro” cities are … Continue reading

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Looking back 30 years as a sysadmin

The profession — and everything it involves — has changed dramatically, but has been (and still is) a fun ride. Looking back after spending more than 30 years as a Unix systems administrator, I have to say that’s it’s been … Continue reading

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Don’t look now, but the future is here!

We didn’t get the future that was predicted. We got a much better one. In the first half of the 20th Century, a wide range of futurists, science fiction writers and others predicted what life would be like in the … Continue reading

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Review: Office 2016 for Mac offers a new interface and better features

Mac users who’ve been waiting for Microsoft to update Office can take heart: The new version is finally here and it’s worth the wait. Mac users of Office who have felt left out in the cold by Microsoft (because the … Continue reading

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Wi-Fi blocking debate far from over

$750K fine levied against Smart City by FCC for WiFi blocking has WLAN pros, vendors talking again Following the FCC’s warning in January that it would no longer tolerate the Marriotts of the world blocking visitors’ WiFi hotspots, I set … Continue reading

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BitTorrent patches flaw that could amplify distributed denial-of-service attacks

Attackers could use the vulnerability to force BitTorrent applications to send malicious traffic BitTorrent fixed a vulnerability that would have allowed attackers to hijack BitTorrent applications — used by hundreds of millions of users — in order to amplify distributed … Continue reading

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Top 10 technology schools

Interested in going to one of the best colleges or universities to study technology? Here are the top 10 schools known for their computer science and engineering programs. Top technology schools Every year, Money releases its rankings of every college … Continue reading

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How to prepare for and respond to a cyber attack

Cybercriminals are constantly looking for new ways to bypass security measures. In a survey conducted by the SANS Institute on the behalf of Guidance Software, 56% of respondents assumed they have been breached or will be soon, compared with 47% … Continue reading

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8 free sites that teach you how to program

8 free sites that teach you how to program Want to learn to code, but aren’t interested in paying pricey fees? Here are eight great websites that will teach you how to program — on your own time, from the … Continue reading

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Symantec: Well-heeled hacking group Black Vine behind Anthem breach

A group has been singled out as the attacker behind the recently disclosed hack against Anthem, believed to be the largest waged against a health care company. It was Black Vine that broke into the health insurer’s systems and stole … Continue reading

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How to deploy tablets to your mobile workforce

Wakefield Canada needed a new tablet PC for use in the field. Who better to ask then the very folks who’d have to use the mobile devices? Here’s what they chose and why. When Wakefield Canada, the exclusive distributor for … Continue reading

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5 facets of the coming Internet of Things boom

A McKinsey study attempts to quantify the economic impact of IoT Predictions that the Internet of Things (IoT) will usher in a new era of prosperity get some backing in a new study by consulting firm McKinsey & Company. The … Continue reading

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