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March 23, 2015
by sjvn01
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Pwn2Own 2015: The year every web browser went down

Once more the major web browser vendors brought in their latest and best versions of their web browsers to CanSecWest 2015 Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia for HP Security Research and Google Project Zero‘s Pwn2Own hacking contest. This year, the … Continue reading

March 20, 2015
by sjvn01
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The best Chromebook ever: Google’s 2015 Pixel

I didn’t just buy Google’s new Chromebook Pixel. No, I bought the high-end model with the 5th-generation, 2.4GHz Intel Core i7-5500U processor with 16GBs of memory and a 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) for $1,299. And, I’m not the only … Continue reading

March 19, 2015
by sjvn01
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You need to apply the OpenSSL patches today, not tomorrow

At first glance, you might not think that the latest set of OpenSSL security patches are that important. Sure, there’s a dozen of them and two are serious, but are they really that bad? Yes, actually they’re not just bad, … Continue reading

March 18, 2015
by sjvn01
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Sling TV is coming for your cable cord with more channels and Xbox deal

I’ve been viewing Sling TV for several weeks now. I first got it because I wanted to watch ESPN. Since Sling TV first showed up in early February, it’s channel offerings have only continued to grow. Indeed, it’s now at … Continue reading

March 17, 2015
by sjvn01
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OpenDNS acquires BGPMon

It seems a week doesn’t go by without some Internet-related security problem popping up. That’s why it’s a big deal that OpenDNS, a major Domain Name System (DNS) provider and Internet security company, is buying BGPMon. OpenDNS acquires BGPMon. More>