On April 3, Apple unveiled its much-anticipated iPad. The gadget that retails from $499 to $699 is a cross between a laptop and a smartphone, but doesn't quite eliminate the need for either one. There was much hype surrounding the iPad since it was announced in January, and that momentum led to more than 300,000 units sold on its first day of sales.
Many of our clients want to know if they need to encrypt their email messages and, if so, how to do it. Much of the sudden interest in email encryption is due to the recent adoption of regulations regarding consumer privacy and the protection of consumer data.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in the world. It's easy to perform, difficult to catch criminals who engage in it, and penalties are relatively lax. What you don't know about identity theft will surprise you.
This new crime is so lucrative that organized crime and terrorist organizations have jumped on board.
Las Vegas is only one of three cities in the U.S. that now has WiMAX, the other two being Atlanta and Portland. WiMAX is a technical standard that allows for wireless coverage over a very large area. Think of WiMAX as similar to the wireless you use to access the Internet in your home or coffee shop.
In his speech last Friday, President Obama spoke about the need to secure our country's computer networks. Illustrating the importance of the issue with a personal example, he cited his recent experience with a data security breach during the general election:
"Hackers gained access to emails and a range of campaign files, from policy position papers to travel plans.
Computer users REJOICE, for Windows 7 has arrived! Windows 7 has been in Beta release since January of this year, and promises to be a rousing success. It's received very positive reviews, and appears to be what Windows Vista should have been... an appreciable improvement over its predecessors.
The Conficker worm has garnered a lot of media attention recently. This virus is notable because it's so widespread and because its goal and intention was unknown for quite some time. But truthfully, there are always a large number of computer security risks on the Internet.