Bye bye FeedBurner, we will miss you… Well, maybe not, we replaced you with FeedBlitz

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We’re setting up FeedBlitz on our blogs and waving goodbye to Google’s FeedBurner. FeedBurner was great back in the day, allowing us to have the reach we wanted, and our group of subscribers to get our blog in their inbox. However, Google has made it clear that FeedBurner is not a product they want to support, and just like several …

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Google is attempting to notify DNSChanger malware victims before they lose internet connectivity

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Posted over on the Google Blog, you will find an article titled, “Notifying users affected by the DNSChanger malware“. They tried this last year with limited success, but this time, they are more serious about it and the chances are good that you are, in fact, infected if you receive the message, “Your computer appears to be infected. We believe …

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Even just allowing employees to install iTunes on their machines exposes the organization to Safari/WebKit vulnerabilities

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Apple Products Not Hacker Proof?   An article over on CRN on March 15 entitled “Apple Safari Patch Shows Products Not Hacker Proof” is sure to get some people’s panties in a wad, but it does correctly post the facts, though it will fall short of educating the misled public that Apple products are not hacker proof. This particular issue …

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Google’s personal search results can be turned off if you prefer not to see them

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Over on lifehacker.com there is a great post about how to turn off the Google personal search results feature. The instructions for doing so are simply to click on the settings cog at the top of the Google page, then select “Search Settings”. Next find “Personal results” and select “Do not use personal results”. This makes the “Hide personal results” …

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Google is planning to put an end to SSL exploits, hopefully before they happen with Chrome

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The other day I posted about the BEAST that can circumvent SSL encryption used with websites and how a proof of concept would be demonstrated soon and actual exploits in the wild even sooner. No sooner had I posted about that than Google’s Chrome development team had posted that they have an update already prepared for the Chrome browser that …

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Your mailbox has NOT exceeded the storage limit as set by your administrator

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One thing I am asked weekly is, “I just received an email alert telling me my mailbox exceeded the storage limit, why is that?”. Wellllllll, first of all, these messages, though they come in email and look all official, signed by “System Administrator” or something similar, are likely phishing attempts. If you hover over the URL listed to “re-validate” your …

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Using IE7, Safari 3 or Firefox 3.5 or earlier? You won’t be using Google Apps soon…

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It’s time to upgrade your browser if you are using IE7, Safari 3 or Firefox 3.5 or earlier. Not just to have the latest features and the best security, but in order to continue to use websites to their fullest. Case in point – people using Google for Gmail, Calendars, Talk, Docs and Sites will lose functionality according to Google …

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Will your next browser be missing the URL bar? Google Chrome will have an option for that

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Found an interesting article titled “Google Is Serious: You Can Kill Chrome’s URL Bar” which gives a glimpse of what may be around the corner; The ability to hide the URL bar by default. What is the purpose? Smaller desktops, such as those found on netbooks could benefit from gaining a few pixels of real estate on the screen. However, …

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Do manufacturers load too much junk on new computers?

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If you own a smartphone, you know what your cellular provider does to the phone before you get it. With Android based phones, each phone is subjected to a custom install of carrier specific “tools” laid on top of the beautiful Android OS. Verizon thought you didn’t need the Google browser by default, so they sent you to Bing, and …

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