Last week, the website for MySQL, the world’s most popular open-source database server which is now a division of Oracle, was hacked. While this likely doesn’t affect most of our blog’s readers, it goes to serve as a valuable example of why running a web content filter on your network is vital to information security. […]
Google has decided to ditch Windows and move employees to Macintosh and Linux PCs
Earlier this month the American Bankers Association (ABA) has issued practical, simple advice which could dramatically enhance everyone’s online banking security. And, I predict, it won’t make any difference because people are unlikely to do it.
While Internet Explorer 6 on Windows XP will be supported until July 2010, the writing on the wall is fairly clear, and Microsoft is encouraging users to upgrade to IE 7 or IE 8.
After a long period of apparent stagnation, Mozilla Messaging, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Mozilla Foundation, has released the long-awaited Thunderbird 3. In short, if you do not require connectivity to a Microsoft Exchange server (for calendar, contacts, and other non-email data) I recommend you try Thunderbird 3.
Readers of my personal blog or listeners to the Fresh Ubuntu Podcast will know that I have long been a proponent of Linux as an alternative to Windows, and now, more than ever, this should be a reality at your organization. What’s changed? Last year, Ubuntu, the leading desktop Linux distribution today, addded a package […]