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Finance Software Moving to the Cloud?

Finance Software Moving to the Cloud?

With Sage’s dominance under threat from companies like Kashflow and Xero, is your company considering moving it’s accountancy services to the Cloud? Do the benefits outweigh the security risks? UK accountants are turning to cloud technology in their droves. According to a recent Censuswide poll, the biggest motivating factors include the opportunity to cut internal overheads such as travel...

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Infographic of GiraffeDog Breach Attempts for 2013

GiraffeDog have been providing web hosting for our customers since 1999. We started off with one server handling data for our clients and our own websites. We now have multiple servers hosted in multiple data centres running on our own custom cloud platform, both here in the UK as well as the US. As part of our active monitoring, our firewalls notify us immediately of any malicious attacks....

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Enable Copy Paste in Quick Look Previews on a Mac

Enable Copy Paste in Quick Look Previews on a Mac

Quick Look is fantastic! It allows us Mac users to peek inside a file without having to load a fully featured app like TextEdit or iTunes. We deal with text files all day long, and sometimes all we need is a few lines of code out of it, or a licence key for a client. This hack will show you how you can enable copy paste from Quick Look, speeding up your day! To make text selectable in Quick Look...

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Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Avast Discovers Malicious Version of FileZilla FTP Application

Antivirus specialist Avast announced today that they have spotted a malicious version of common FTP application; FileZilla in the wild. This malicious application is apparently masquerading versions 3.7.3 and 3.5.3. The first suspicious signs are bogus download URLs. As you can see, the installer is mostly hosted on hacked websites with fake content (for example texts and user comments are...

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Converting PDF text to a Word Doc on a Mac for Free

There are lots of paid for apps that convert text from an Adobe PDF to a Microsoft Word. Well this is actually possible for free using Automator on the Mac. This example doesn’t export images, but allows you to extract the text from the document. This might get you out of a sticky situation! [nggallery id=3] Tweet

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Microsoft Blog Hacked Again by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft Blog Hacked Again by Syrian Electronic Army

Microsoft have been attacked again by the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) and had their Office Blog defaced, hours after a redesign. This has been on top of having two of their twitter accounts hacked earlier. The Microsoft Office Blogs site had a rogue article titled “Hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.” The article has since been removed, but they posted a screenshot via their twitter...

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