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How To Save $1 Trillion a Year With Open Source

cafucu Re:or how to... (275 comments)

Isn't that what happened when your company "upgraded" to Vista? Why not just bite the bullet, and instead of retraining for Winders7, move to a free OS?

more than 4 years ago
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Texas Board of Education Supports Evolution

cafucu Evolution vs. Thunderbird (344 comments)

I actually support Evolution and Thunderbird. Each has its virtues and downfalls. Evolution's integration with Exchange systems saves me from the horrors of OWA, while Thunderbird's extensibility makes it extremely flexible.

So, what does the Texas Board of Education use as a back-end for their mail system?

Wait, what was the summary again??? And why is Evolution capitalized in the article's title???

more than 5 years ago

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Is WPA breakable?

cafucu cafucu writes  |  more than 5 years ago

cafucu (918264) writes "SC Magazine has a story claiming that with the power of parallel computing they can break in to WPA/WPA2-protected Wi-Fi networks:

"Brute force decryption of the WPA and WPA2 systems using parallel processing has been on the theoretical possibilities horizon for some time — and presumably employed by relevant government agencies in extreme situations — but the use of the latest NVidia cards to speedup decryption on a standard PC is extremely worrying."

The article does not report whether the setup uses WPA-PSK, certificates, or RADIUS authentication. It also doesn't say how long it takes to crack the network. Overall, this sounds like FUD, but may be worth discussion."

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cafucu cafucu writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cafucu (918264) writes "What would your grandmother do if she received a death threat via email? Would she pay the hitman off, or perhaps contact the authorities? A new phishing scam threatens the recipient with death unless a hefty fee of $80,000 is paid. A mere $20,000 will buy real proof that the threat is legitimate.
"This is surely one of the sickest phishes yet seen," said Graham Cluley, senior technology consultant at Sophos, in a statement. "The intention of this e-mail is clearly to frighten the recipient into coughing up a substantial amount of money or, at the very least, their bank account details.

TFA is from Dark Reading."
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cafucu cafucu writes  |  more than 7 years ago

cafucu (918264) writes "According to Tim Wilson, Site Editor for Dark Reading, browsers are more likely than email to infect a host with a virus or worm.
"There is a common misconception that emails constitute the biggest security threat from the Internet," says Per Andersen, managing director at IDC Denmark. "But the survey shows that up to 30 percent of companies with 500 or more staff have been infected as a result of Internet surfing, while only 20 to 25 percent of the same companies experienced viruses and worms from emails."
With companies pouring money into antispam/antivirus solutions for email, this should be a wake up call to get equivalent (or better) protection for web browsing."

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