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An upcoming update for Internet Explorer will add a new security feature that blocks out-of-date ActiveX controls. In a move described by Microsoft as being specifically about ActiveX, the new feature will be managed per medium of an active blocklist. At this early stage the list contains just one offender – Oracle’s Java ActiveX control Read more

6 Google Search Tips You Should Know

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We all know how versatile Google search is but here are a number of additional tips that you may or may not be aware of. Math in a Search Box Did you know that answers to mathematical calculations are instantly available right there from within Google search? Simply type your calculation into the Google search Read more

top 6 browsers

In fact, is there any such animal as a “most secure browser”. This is the question Skybox Security set to out to answer – as they ask in their opening statement, “What defines the degree of security of software? How can one evaluate the security of a web browser when lacking clear definition? So, the Read more

globe

Every so often, Security company SophosLabs publishes a list of of the top 12 spamming countries in the world, something it lightheartedly calls the “Dirty Dozen Spampionship”. These latest statistics have been taken from the second quarter of 2014, covering April, May, and June. Here is the top 12 list by sheer quantity, or volume: Read more

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Livedrive is an online cloud backup and sync storage service that was purchased by j2 Global in February this year. It appears LiveDrive has recently started closing down user accounts without any warning, not all accounts mind you, only those which have apparently exceeded the terms of LiveDrive’s storage policy. It seems rather strange that Read more

firefox - going down

Mozilla’s popular Firefox browser’s market share has been gradually diminishing over the past couple of years, and if the latest figures are anything to go by, that downward trend appears to have accelerated alarmingly over the past couple of months. According to statistics provided by the well respected NetMarketShare, Firefox’s market share hit a five-year Read more

encrypted email

Just about a year ago, a video was posted on the Vimeo website, with the intention of demonstrating encryption for journalists, by one “anon108″.   The video was for Glenn Greenwald, the reporter who subsequently broke the NSA mass surveillance stories; he watched it, didn’t really understand it, and didn’t bother to take it any further.   Read more