NEWS ALERT! Massive security flaw threatens Internet

6a0154366bdf49970c01a5119a62be970c-800wiHeart Bleed bug exploits popular encryption tool – most Internet servers affected – fix is available but needs to be applied swiftly – even cyber criminals are exposed.

An enormous security flaw has been discovered that threatens the entire Internet. Dubbed Heart Bleed, its panicked internet services providers and sent many system administrators – the people who look after an organisation’s computer networks – into a bit of a frenzy.

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Why is Internet running slow and how to speed it up

Why is Internet running slow?
Sometimes the speeds of our Internet connections are not what they could be. If you’re feeling a bit frustrated at your connectivity speed read on for a few tips on how to get things moving a little faster.

Back in the day, when connecting to the Internet via a dial up modem was accompanied by an odd medley of electronic tweeting and whistling sounds, connections used to slow down in the late afternoon. It was often attributed to the fact that America was waking up and people on the other side of the Atlantic were yawning their way onto the Internet. This meant that the pipes that Internet traffic travelled down became more congested hence connections predictably became slower in the afternoon.
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NEWS ALERT – Microsoft Word 2010 vulnerability targeted by hackers – Microsoft issues temporary patch

Computer hacked_resizedHackers have been targeting a security hole in the popular word processing application Word 2010. The attacks are limited at the moment to unnamed targets, possibly a number of organisations, but in the meantime Microsoft has issued a temporary fix pending a full investigation.

Microsoft has just announced that Word 2010 has a vulnerability that has already been exploited by hackers.
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How to remove toolbars from Internet Explorer (with pictures)

6a0154366bdf49970c01a73d962057970d-800wiSo, you installed some new programs and all of a sudden you see in Internet Explorer new annoying toolbars.

If you’ve got a toolbar that is driving you nuts and you can’t for the life of you figure out how to get rid of it, this article is for you. Many of the toolbars you might have come across, offer no real service except to deliver advertisements, and in some cases, can be malicious.

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4 Questions Schools Should Ask Regarding Implementing BYOD

6a01a3fcba138d970b01a3fcd95cda970b-800wiGuest writer: Adam Andrews

 Adam is a teacher and blogger from Boston.

 The ‘Bring Your Own Device’ (BYOD) trend sounds like a great concept, and many employees love the idea of connecting to work via their own tablets and smartphones any time they want. BYOD in the workplace push is certainly growing, as witnessed by a survey of 1,000 ZDnet and TechRepublic readers earlier this year which concluded that 44 percent of companies already have BYOD policies and 18 percent plan to add them in the next year. Though more employees are requesting this approach, IT directors still struggle with issues like security and compliance.

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