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Posted Friday, Mar 3, 2017 by Jeff Safire

OK, Chrome is great. Google did a wonderful job with it—and continues improving it every day. But, there are plenty of other good options, and you should explore them for these 13 reasons and maybe a few more.


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Posted Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 by Jeff Safire

“If you’ve got a trillion devices producing readings constantly, we’re going to drown in data,” says Blaauw. By developing tiny, energy-efficient computing sensors that can do analysis on board, Blaauw and Sylvester hope to make these devices more secure, while also saving energy.”


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Posted Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 by Jeff Safire

The threat of ransomware has grown at an unprecedented rate, rising from being a menace to becoming by far the most common form of malware delivered to victims by cyberattackers.


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Posted Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 by Jeff Safire

A new highly effective phishing technique targeting Gmail and other services has been gaining popularity during the past year among attackers. Over the past few weeks there have been reports of experienced technical users being hit by this.


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Posted Wednesday, Jan 4, 2017 by Jeff Safire

While I understand this move from automakers to try and remain in control of their own vehicles’ infotainment systems, there seems to be one large problem with abandoning two existing mobile app platforms in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These two platforms do not require special support for each new app. But, it sounds…


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