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October 1, 2013
by sjvn01
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Tech-savvy users prefer Chrome

If you believe NetMarketshare figures, Internet Explorer (IE) wasn’t just leading the Web browser popularity contest in September 2013, with 51.09 percent, it’s actually widening its lead. But, ZDNet’s tens-of-millions of monthly readers have a different favorite: Chrome. Tech-savvy users … Continue reading

September 6, 2013
by sjvn01
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Has the NSA broken SSL? TLS? AES?

Just how broken are fundamental Internet security technologies such as Secure-Socket Layer (SSL), Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), and Transport Layer Security (TLS)? We still don’t know for certain. But, it’s clear that the National Security Agency (NSA) has broken many … Continue reading

August 28, 2013
by sjvn01
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How the Syrian Electronic Army took out the New York Times and Twitter sites

Once more, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), a pro-Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad organization, has struck on the internet. This time, SEA hit The New York Times (NYT), Twitter, and other popular sites. Unlike previous attacks that relied on phishing attacks … Continue reading

August 25, 2013
by sjvn01
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Nginx, the popular open-source Web server, goes commercial

Anyone who pays any attention to Web servers knows that Apache is the most popular Web server. What only professional Web developers and administrators know is that Nginix, a high-performance, open-source Web server, is battling with Microsoft’s Internet Information Services … Continue reading