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As if Heartbleed Wasn’t Enough, Here is Another Emergency:

Please forward this to your IT Techs immediately. As with Heartbleed, this is a vulnerability that attackers are already using against you and nobody knew until right now. These are called “zero-day attacks.”

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Use Windows 7 with Windows 8’s Benefits

As businesses transition to Windows 8, they don’t want to train their user in Windows 8. Here is a short 90 second video that shows the secret about how you can give Windows 7 all the great new stability, security, and speed that Windows 8 has to offer.

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Heartbleed – Urgent Steps to Take

Heartbleed not only affects websites, it also affects equipment that your organization uses including VPNs, Firealls, and Android phones. It affects tools you use like online backup, password managers, and tools such as Dropbox. If you are in a huge hurry, just scroll down to the headings that start out “What to Do…”

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Heartbleed Hack Impacts You Too

There is a zero-day attack (meaning there was no patch) that allows attackers to bypass your encryption. Attackers can bypass your website’s security, as well as access all of the information you thought was “secure” at the websites you use – like banking sites.

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