Category Archives: Tech

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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Tech salaries from industry verticals

In today’s digital world, technology has become a part of everything we do. It touches all parts of today’s marketplace, so it’s not surprising that the tech job market continues to pick up steam. In fact, according to a recent … Continue reading

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Breach detection: Five fatal flaws and how to avoid them

Even in advanced shops, perimeter-based defense practices still linger, practices based on flawed thinking IT Security today is not about defending a (non-existent) perimeter, but about protecting the organization’s attack surface, which has changed dramatically due to the cloud, mobility, … Continue reading

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4 new access points deliver super-fast Wi-Fi

Linksys, Xclaim, Amped and ZyXel bring 802.11ac to SMB, enterprise markets. access points fast wifi 1 Access points put to the test We put four new access points to the test, from Linksys, Xclaim, Amped and ZyXel, using the same … Continue reading

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Computer Technician Degrees Frequently Asked Questions

1) What Types of Computer Technician Degrees Exist and What are They Called? Because the field of computer technology is ever evolving and changing, so too is the computer technician degree. With entries ranging from certificates to doctorate degrees, students … Continue reading

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Two indicted for stealing 1B email addresses in historic breach

The Vietnamese defendants are accused of using stolen email addresses for a spamming operation Two Vietnamese men have been indicted, with one pleading guilty, for hacking into eight U.S. email service providers and stealing 1 billion email addresses and other … Continue reading

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Flaw in popular Web analytics plug-in exposes WordPress sites to hacking

WordPress site owners using the WP-Slimstat plug-in installed should upgrade it to the latest version immediately in order to fix a critical vulnerability, security researchers warn. WP-Slimstat, a Web analytics plug-in for WordPress, has been downloaded over 1.3 million times … Continue reading

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Verizon to allow opt-out from mobile ‘supercookies’

An identifier on users’ phone creates cookies that can’t be deleted Verizon will soon allow customers to opt out of having an identifier placed on their phones that had alarmed privacy advocates due to its ability to let third parties … Continue reading

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