Stories by Cara Garretson

RFID threats: Don't be alarmed, but be aware

The recurring topic of RFID security flaws has been making headlines again lately. But unlike new e-mail viruses or Internet worms that demand the immediate attention of the IT department, this threat isn't a front-burner security issue...at least no...

The do's and don'ts of volunteering

With the holiday season upon us and New Year's resolutions just around the corner, the idea of giving back has probably crossed many minds. There are a number of significant ways that IT professionals can help nonprofit organizations, be it with the ...

Image-based spam blamed for spam hike

Researchers and IT managers are confirming security vendors' claims that spam levels have spiked in the past month -- some say by as much as 80 percent -- and show no signs decreasing.

Learning spammers' tricks doesn't mean less junk

The industry is learning more and more about tricks used by spammers to get their unwanted messages across, as evidenced by a handful of research studies made public this month from university and vendor labs. But even as their tricks are revealed, s...

Ransomware, other Trojans dominate in 2006

Ransomware, or software that takes control of a computer and demands money in exchange for access to files, is one type of Trojan Horse program growing in popularity, according to Sophos' mid-year security report issued on Wednesday.

Symantec launches antiphishing group

Symantec on Monday announced the formation of a group of security companies, financial institutions and Internet retailers that are banding together to help fight phishing.

MIT spam conference focuses on phishing

At the fourth annual MIT Spam Conference held in Boston Tuesday, speakers said that while the volume of spam ebbs and flows, the nature of unwanted e-mail is steadily becoming more dangerous.

Postini report: IM new threat vector in messaging

Worm attacks over instant-messaging networks increased 1700 percent in 2005, while e-mail spam remained constant at about 75 percent to 80 percent of all messages sent, according to an annual report issued by messaging security service provider Posti...

Stats show phishing attacks doubled year-over-year

In November alone, the Anti-Phishing Working Group (APWG) received 16,882 unique reports of phishing attacks that attempted to fool consumers with 93 different hijacked brands, according to a report the group released this week.

Venture investments bounced back in 2004

Venture capitalists invested more money in privately held technology companies during 2004 than in 2003, according to a report released Monday, marking the first year-over-year rise in investments since 2000.

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PC World Evaluation Team Review - MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

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Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Aysha Strobbe

Microsoft Office 365/HP Spectre x360

Microsoft Office continues to make a student’s life that little bit easier by offering reliable, easy to use, time-saving functionality, while continuing to develop new features that further enhance what is already a formidable collection of applications

Michael Hargreaves

Microsoft Office 365/Dell XPS 15 2-in-1

I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

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