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News of site hacks and stolen passwords is becoming almost routine, barely a week goes by when we don’t hear of yet another break in. With major players such as Yahoo, Sony, Adobe, Facebook, and Google involved, it is definitely a concern. Fortunately, many hackers appear to enjoy publicizing their feats, often publishing details of Read more


Two Million Stolen Accounts Trustwave security researchers announced that they have discovered a criminally controlled web server that contains nearly two million stolen account usernames and password. Many popular sites, such Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google and Yahoo, were affected. Trustwave reported the following number of accounts comprised: Facebook – 318,000  accounts Gmail, Google+ and YouTube – Read more

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Dec. 5, 2013 — The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit today announced it has successfully disrupted a rampant botnet in collaboration with Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and leaders in the technology industry, including A10 Networks Inc. The Sirefef botnet, also known as ZeroAccess, is responsible for infecting more than Read more

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I realize Windows 7 has been around for quite some time and most users would now be largely familiar with this very good operating system. However, with XP’s end of support date imminent I am supposing there may be an influx of new Windows 7 users over the coming 3 or 4 months who may Read more


Earlier last month we published an article dealing with the findings of a recent Microsoft security report and its implications for XP users, you can catch up with that article here: Microsoft Report Shows Why You Should Abandon XP Now. Somewhat unsurprisingly, that article elicited a lot of comments questioning the report’s findings and generally Read more

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Some folks think you need another program entirely, such as Visio, to create an organization chart. Not so! There is a much easier way to create an organization chart and you can do it right within Word! It was not always as easy a task in earlier versions but Word 2010 makes it quite easy, Read more

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***DCT Exclusive*** Ashampoo has just released a brand new version of its outstanding Burning Studio software (on 27th November) and, thanks to Ashampoo’s ongoing generosity, we have 10 licenses for Ashampoo Burning Studio 14 to give away to our subscribers… *Competition closes 8th December. This is the very latest (just released) full version of Ashampoo Read more


Windows 8/8.1 includes a pretty slick search feature which is available via the Start Screen. Simply start typing in a search term and results will begin displaying immediately. This search feature can also be accessed in desktop mode via the Charms Bar or by simultaneously pressing the Windows + S keys on the keyboard. However, Read more

Will We Get to See Comet ISON?

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Comet ISON is on its way towards the sun.  The comet will make its closest approach to the sun on Thanksgiving, November 28th, when it gets to within 730,000 miles above its surface.  Its closest approach is known as perihelion.  If it manages to come around the Sun intact, it will be visible, Comet ISON will Read more