Hackers have been able to exploit a number of flaws in Adobe's Flash tool.  These flaws can be embedded in advertisements that run on popular (but highly insecure) websites like Facebook.  We say these sites are insecure because Facebook makes it revenue from advertising.. they have very little incentive to check the ads for content, as they are more inclined to let virtually all ads...

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SHA stands for “secure hash algorithm”.  It is an algorithm that is used to generate SSL certificates. SSL Certificates are used by web browsers to verify the authenticity of a webserver. Traditionally most SSL certificates rely on the SHA-1 algorithm for validation. The SHA-1 algorithm was initially introduced 20 years ago and was appropriate for use by computers from that time. Modern computing has advanced to the point where...

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Outlook 2013 is one of the most controversial products inside the Office 2013 / Office 365 product suite.  The interface changes Microsoft made in Outlook has left it awash in bland whiteness and streams of rarely-used ribbon buttons.  The folks over at ComputerWorld have published a helpful guide to getting the most from Outlook 2013. You can check out their article here:  http://www.computerworld.com/article/2472297/desktop-apps/161639-17-ways-to-make-outlook-2013-suck-less.html One of the best...

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On December 14, 2014, reports began surfacing of a new infection impacting WordPress content management websites. This infection has been coined “soaksoak”. We at ESG began seeing the attempted attacks over the weekend of Dec 13/14 and as of the morning of Dec 15, as soon as a safe mitigation process was available, we began patching our servers to protect the sites of our clients...

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On Dec 1 Microsoft announced the purchase of a software company called Acompli.  Acompli's primary product is a tool for syncing Android and iOS (Apple) devices with Microsoft Exchange and Gmail.  This is an interesting development because prior to this Microsoft was pushing Outlook Web App as the primary way for users to have the Outlook experience on these mobile platforms.  The Acompli purchase suggests...

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