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Op-Ed: What happens to Windows XP after April 8?

After April 8, 2014 Microsoft will no longer provide technical assistance or automatic updates that help protect your computer that runs Windows XP. How will your PC's vulnerabilities be exploited?

Op-Ed: The Biggest Mistake Computer Users Make

Everyday more and more hackers, virus, and worms threaten to steal or destroy valuable information sitting on users computers. Take steps to close obvious vulnerabilities left open on your computer.

Report: Researchers say multi-word passwords not all that safe

Passwords today are the digital counterpart of one's physical keys, and over the past several years it has been highlighted by many security experts that a strong password helps provide a better layer of protection.

Op-Ed: How to feel secure about computer security Special

If you want to protect your computer from viruses, it will be difficult to buy an antivirus or an online security program alone. You’re more likely to have to buy a whole package of system utilities too, to protect yourself from ... well, yourself

Strings of photons are the future of IT encryption

Quantum physics can bring good news to all those who want to conduct totally secure communications over IT networks - particularly financial institutions. Strings of photons are affected when they are observed and this fact can be used in IT encryption.

Hackers slip through enterprise defenses

Hacker-launched malicious programs slip through sophisticated security systems undetected and steal information from the Department of Transportation and several U.S. corporations, a computer security firm said on Monday.

Laptop Security: Should businesses protect data on laptops?

More laptops are lost or stolen every year then any other piece of computer hardware. Data recovery steps can be taken to ensure loss prevention, but what about the data falling into ill-willed hands?
 

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