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**DCT EXCLUSIVE** Ashampoo has most kindly donated 10 licenses for its highly rated WinOptimizer software to give away to our subscribers. This is the very latest full version of the software, Ashampoo WinOptimizer 11,  just released on 14th April. WinOptimizer 11 would normally sell for $39.99us but DCT subscribers now have the chance to win Read more

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Edward Snowden’s revelations regarding the NSA’s covert spying activities not only served to heighten the issue of online privacy, they also created a general atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust. One software which came under the microscope in particular was the popular and widely used TrueCrypt. More than 30 million users worldwide have utilized the free Read more

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Apple’s Operating Systems Heartbleed Free The HeartBleed bug affects the encryption technology designed to protect email, instant messaging and e-commerce related to online accounts.  The problem affects only the version of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)/Transport Layer Security (TLS) known as OpenSSL.  Unfortunately, this happens to be one of the most common on the Internet.  Unlike most Read more

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It is being universally described as “catastrophic” and “the biggest security threat the internet has ever seen”… it is called Heartbleed. Heartbleed – What is it? “Heartbleed” is the name given to a bug recently discovered in a component of the widely utilized OpenSSL open source toolkit. The vulnerability can be exploited to overcome encryption Read more

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Glossary of Terms: PUPs: Potentially Unwanted Programs – such as toolbars. PUMs: Potentially Unwanted Modifications – changes to home page, search engine, etc. MBAM: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware It’s been almost a year since Malwarebytes’ decision to stop supporting the identification and removal of PUPs created a backlash of protests (see: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware: Can it still be Read more

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Zorin OS is a Linux (Ubuntu-based) operating system specifically designed to help traditional Windows users migrate as easily as possible to an alternative operating system. My first encounter with Zorin OS occurred almost 18 months ago. At that time, I checked out Zorin OS via the live DVD and published an article here: Zorin OS Read more

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