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February 23, 2017
by sjvn01
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OpenVAS: Checking for Holes Before the Hackers Do It for You

I have a friend who believes that his site is too small for crackers to ever bother with. Need I tell you his site was recently cracked open like an egg? You’ve got to take security seriously. One of the … Continue reading

February 17, 2017
by sjvn01
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What’s Windows 7’s fastest web browser?

Windows 7 is still a sight more popular than Windows 10. By Federal Digital Analytics Program (DAP)‘s count, Windows 7 has a serious lead over Windows 10 — 25.2 percent to 17.4 percent. So, Windows 7’s web browser speeds matter … Continue reading

February 9, 2017
by sjvn01
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Want Faster, Easier-to-Manage DNS? Use Dnsmasq

Sure, you can use BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) for your Domain Name Server (DNS). BIND is almost everyone’s favorite domain name server software and I’ve installed and managed it before. But, and it’s a big but, full-scale BIND can … Continue reading