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Modernizing Security: Multi-Factor Authentication.

Picture this: You run an exclusive nightclub with an entrance guarded by a tremendous bouncer. He holds a list of all those allowed entry on thoe wild Friday dance-off nights. You just walk up, tell him your name – and if you’re on the list, you get in. Cue “Night at the Roxbury” head tilt. … Continue reading

BotNet Report: Threats and Analysis.

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently released an interesting report on the increasingly sophisticated threat of botnets – groups of computers and/or computerized devices that can be used for malicious purposes, such as large-scale DDoS attacks or spamming messages.  The report makes 6 specific notes worth chewing on: 1.  Automated, distributed attacks are a global … Continue reading

Windows Update Alert: April Patches Causing Problems.

Staying current on Windows updates is important – but new updates are rarely without their bugs, and April’s monthly releases were no exception. As ComputerWorld.com reports: If you’re using Windows 10, you saw big multiple patches in April: Version 1709 – the Fall Creators Update – the initial Patch Tuesday patch, KB 4093112, had the usual round of … Continue reading

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