Articles By Tony Bradley

Avoid disaster for your year-end backup data

Have you ever noticed that insurance seems to operate on the Murphy's Law principle? If you have it, you never need it, but as soon as the insurance is gone a catastrophe strikes.

Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Google now flags hacked sites in search results

One of the easiest ways for attackers to lure victims is by planting malware on seemingly innocent-looking Web sites, or actually compromising legitimate Web sites. Google is doing its part to help users

Published on: December 20th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Microsoft’s ‘Aurora’ small business server overview

Microsoft has been paying more attention lately to the small business audience, as well as the cloud. With the "Aurora" Small Business Server (SBS)--officially named Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, Microsoft delivers a

Published on: December 14th, 2010 Tony Bradley

2011 security predictions: Web attacks, social engineering and mobile nightmare

Aside from the festivities of the holidays, one thing that always makes December special is the combination of reflecting on the year gone by, and looking ahead to what the next year might

Published on: December 6th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Getting serious about e-mail security

E-mail is one of the most widely used forms of communication today. Estimates from May 2009 suggest that around 250 billion--with a "B"--e-mails are sent every day. That equates to more than 2.8

Published on: December 2nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

The good and the bad of Windows Phone 7

I use an iPhone 4. I upgraded to the iPhone 4 from an iPhone 3GS. However, prior to making the switch to the iPhone I relied on Windows Mobile smartphones for years. With

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Trend Micro fortifies mobile security with acquisition

Trend Micro announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Mobile Armor--a company that specializes in endpoint data protection. The move strengthens Trend Micro's data protection capabilities and positions it to

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Adobe Reader X released with new security measures

Adobe Reader X is here. Adobe announced earlier this year that it was working on a more secure version of its ubiquitous PDF reading software, Adobe Reader. The new version includes Protected Mode,

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Money-stealing mobile Zeus botnet on the loose, McAfee reports

McAfee today revealed its McAfee Threat Report for the third quarter of 2010. Information like that provided by McAfee in these quarterly reports is valuable for IT admins--enabling them to keep a finger

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Mac OS X update debunks security myth

Perhaps you've heard that the Apple Mac OS X operating system is simply more secure by design and not prone to the security flaws and vulnerabilities that plague the dominant Microsoft Windows operating

Published on: November 12th, 2010 Tony Bradley

iPad gets business boost with iOS update

Apple has released the final version of iOS 4.2 to developers, and will soon make the update available to the general public--possibly as early as this morning according to some reports. The first

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Location-based marketing: size doesn’t matter

Very few people actually use location-based marketing, but size doesn't matter in the space, according to a study released by the Pew Internet and American Life Project.The survey follows the heels of Facebook's

Published on: November 8th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Adobe Connect 8 aims to make online conferencing easy

Have you ever participated in an online meeting or video conference where you've logged in at the correct time--or ten minutes early as directed by the meeting invite--and then sat through thirty minutes

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Tony Bradley

Skype and Facebook partnership a boon for small businesses

With the launch of Skype 5.0 this week, the PC-based voice over IP (VoIP) and messaging service is now integrated with the Facebook social network. While neither Skype, nor Facebook are typically considered

Published on: October 18th, 2010 Tony Bradley

One-time passwords tighten Facebook security

By its very nature as a social network, Facebook is a veritable gold mine for cyber criminals. Recognizing the threat of account hijacking and compromise, Facebook has implemented new security features to protect

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Tony Bradley