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SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords” list for 2013 released

SplashData’s annual “Worst Passwords” list for 2013 released

Adobe’s website was breached back in 2013 and all user passwords and credit card details were exposed. What was also evident was the frequency of commonly used passwords. SplashData has undertaken some analysis on this, and the results are quite interesting. SplashData has announced its annual list of the 25 most common passwords found on the Internet. For the first time since SplashData...

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Microsoft Gives Windows XP A Stay of Execution until 14 July 2015

Microsoft Gives Windows XP A Stay of Execution until 14 July 2015

Microsoft has announced that it will continue to support Windows XP until 14 July 2015. This will include it’s security products; antimalware engine as well as signatures. This has been extended from it’s previous announced retirement date of 8 April 2014. For end users this means that their AV software Microsoft Security Essentials will stil receive updates after support for Windows XP...

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Dropbox Outage Still Affecting 1% of Users after 48 Hours

Dropbox Outage Still Affecting 1% of Users after 48 Hours

Cloud storage company Dropbox were hit with an outage on Friday. After several hours the file-sharing service blamed it on an issue that came up during regular maintenance. However a social network post allegedly from a hacker group 1775Sec and/or Anonymous had claimed responsibility for the outage. Dropbox have dismissed claims that user info had been leaked as hoax.   Some Dropbox users are...

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Evolution of GMail

Evolution of GMail

Google’s email application GMail has been with us now since 2004. We’ve been administering Google Apps for Domains for both ourselves and customers since 2006. This infographic below shows the lifecycle so far, as well as some really important waypoints along the way. Did you know they were the first to offer IMAP access to your email? No neither did we! Where are they going to take this...

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Google Mail Update Severs Email Marketing Intelligence

Google Mail Update Severs Email Marketing Intelligence

Google have announced a huge change to their Gmail, which will affect any email marketers who rely on email recipients to load images in order to gauge uptake and interest. Google has announced they will no longer ask users  if they want to download the images inside emails. Instead, Google will automatically download all incoming images to internal Google servers, and then automatically...

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City of Munich ditches Microsoft in favour of Linux and open source

City of Munich ditches Microsoft in favour of Linux and open source

It’s taken ten years for the City of Munich to migrate away from Microsoft to Linux, but  Peter Hofmann, the man leading the City of Munich’s project has successfully been completed with the vast majority of workstations now running their own custom version of Linux. In one of the premier open source software deployments in Europe, the city migrated from Windows NT to LiMux, its own Linux...

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