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What’s The Next Wave in Wireless?

Apr 19, 2017, 09:56 AM Ben Gane

I am going to introduce this topic by discussing 802.11ac Wave 2, as I believe this is a foundation for many of the new and exciting technologies that may soon hit the market. Even though AC Wave 2 may not be a new technology, it...

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Beware bogus emails from LinkedIn asking for your CV!

Apr 19, 2017, 09:43 AM Ben Gane

LinkedIn users are being warned to be on their guard following a rise in reports of attacks being distributed via email designed to trick job seekers into sharing their personal details. Scammers have spammed out email messages posing as...

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Big data and machine learning: A perfect pair for cyber security?

Apr 18, 2017, 09:38 AM Ben Gane

Online threats are emerging at a faster rate than ever. Between June and November of 2016, Malwarebytes discovered that almost 1 billion malware-based incidences occurred. These malicious programs are becoming more sophisticated...

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How to Detect Who Deleted a File from Your Windows File Servers

Apr 18, 2017, 09:31 AM Ben Gane

Why It Is Important If a file on your server is deleted maliciously or by mistake, it can lead to losses of sensitive data and the inability of users to access the information they are intended to use, both of which may result in additional troubles for IT staff...

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Cradlecore: Ransomware source code for sale

Apr 18, 2017, 09:25 AM Ben Gane

In a recent blog we talked about how the current ransomware pandemic continues to attract would-be cybercriminals to ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) platforms. In this post we will look into a new piece of ransomware called "CradleCore"...

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Making Wi-Fi Simple – The Xirrus Way

Apr 18, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

The world has seen six different Wi-Fi standards since 1997, a progression that started at 802.11a and has since brought us 802.11b, g, n, ac, Waves 1 and 2, and soon even more. This “alphabet soup” can seem endless,...

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How to better protect your Instagram account using two-step verification (2SV)

Apr 18, 2017, 08:54 AM Ben Gane

As we all know, a complex and unique password for each of your web accounts goes only so far towards protecting you against hackers. Data breaches compromise people's login credentials all the time...

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Rumors of Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

Apr 13, 2017, 12:35 PM Ben Gane

About four years ago, I met with the wireless engineering lead of a large smartphone manufacturer. With advances in LTE technology on the horizon at the time, his position was that in 5 years or less, Wi-Fi would fade into oblivion...

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Microsoft patches Word zero-day vulnerability being actively exploited in attacks

Apr 12, 2017, 09:32 AM Ben Gane

A few days ago I warned Windows users that an unpatched security hole in Microsoft Office was being used by malicious hackers to spread malware. The vulnerability was in all versions of Microsoft Word, and - as researchers...

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The Software Defined Data Center Needs Software Defined Security

Apr 11, 2017, 09:29 AM Ben Gane

As Bogdan Botezatu wrote in his post Here Come Software-Defined Data Centers - What are the Security Implications? — the software defined data center is here to stay and is expected to grow from $25.61 billion in 2016 to...

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