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  • Record patch Tuesday: What you need to know

    Today is the final Microsoft Patch Tuesday for 2010. It has been a busy year for Microsoft when it comes to security bulletins, and December is no exception as Microsoft closes out the year with a record 17 security bulletins. With only a week or so until many IT admins plan to kiss 2010 goodbye and break for the holidays, it is important to understand and prioritize the latest patches for quick implementation.

    Written by Tony Bradley15 Dec. 10 07:13
  • How did my protected PC get infected?

    SUPERAntiSpyware found three Trojans on a reader's PC. He asked the <a href="http://forums.pcworld.com/index.php?/forum/2000-windows/">Windows</a> forum how this could happen when his PC is protected.

    Written by Lincoln Spector17 Aug. 10 02:37
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  • Want better Wi-Fi? Five things you need

    Laptops used to be the only devices on the company's wireless network. But Wi-Fi has become a ubiquitous standard used by a host of devices -- including desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, printers, storage devices, and projectors.

    Written by Logan G. Harbaugh27 Oct. 11 08:27
  • What cloud computing means for the real world

    There are more than a few critics of cloud computing, even at PCWorld; I'm probably one of them. But I've been turning over in my mind different perspectives on the cloud. I've tried to set aside the views of the IT executive, who seems to dominate the debate.

    Written by Keir Thomas05 Feb. 11 11:53
  • How DRM could ensure cloud security

    Yet another survey is indicating that security is a big issue for those intending to take up cloud computing.

    Written by Keir Thomas04 Feb. 11 05:53
  • 5 open source security projects to watch

    Data security is always top of mind for CIOs and CSOs, and there is no shortage of challenges when it comes to picking the right tool for the job. With network and software vulnerabilities growing at a perpetual rate, good security software can help defend against many of the large-scale threats that occur locally and from all over the Internet. In this edition of 5 open source things to watch, we take a look at security products that will guard against threats without robbing your kitty.

    Written by Rodney Gedda20 Jan. 11 11:23
  • WikiLeaks: A case study in Web survivability

    In recent weeks WikiLeaks has been targeted by denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, had its hosting service shutdown, been bounced off of Amazon hosting, had its funding through PayPal, MasterCard and other sources shut down, and its leader arrested on sexual assault-related charges. The fact that WikiLeaks remains stubbornly and defiantly online holds some lessons for other sites when it comes to resilience and survivability.

    Written by Tony Bradley09 Dec. 10 07:29

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