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Believe it or not, you just can’t shred too much. If you aren’t destroying your sensitive data, my best advice is for you to start now. There are people out there who make a living diving into dumpsters in search of credit card info, bank account number, mortgage statements, ...

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There is a new strain of "ransomware" that does not  bother with the whole encryption thing at all.  These bad guys seem to think it's just an unnecessary distraction and too much work. Better to just start nuking files and then present victims with a ransom note.  It's called ...

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You’ve probably read many times that two-factor authentication is a superb extra layer of protection against a thief hacking into your accounts, because gaining access requires entering a One Time Passcode (OTP)—sent via text or voice—into a login field. In other words, no phone, no access. But CAN a hacker ...

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Since Microsoft's new CEO Satya Nadella took over, we've seen a number of innovative moves coming out of Redmond. We've seen all of the following steps recently: Announced that Skype will be offering a simultaneous voice translation capability. That means you can be an American speaking ...

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Big news in the cloud cybersecurity world. Ciphercloud has just raised a major Series B round of $50 million dollars. Transamerica Ventures led the round, joined by Delta Partners, and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz and T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom. This Series B is on top ...

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Big news out of the enterprise IT startup world. Mirantis, the pure-play cloud open standard OpenStack startup, has just announced $100 million in Series B funding led by Insight Venture Partners. This brings the total amount of money raised by Mirantis to $120 million. In its announcement of the acquisition, ...

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While all the recent hype on Apple has focused on their new iPhone 6 release, Apple is beginning to make a push into the enterprise. And they’re doing so in a rather unusual partnership. The maker of the ultimate snazzy B2C focused products is teaming up with IBM in ...

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As revelations about NSA spying and an exponential increase in malicious hacking continue to come out, more and more people are concerned with the security of their online communications, especially e-mail.  One startup taking advantage of the general trend towards people and companies wanting increased privacy is secure e-mail app ...

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As Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others continue to battle it out for cloud dominance, each company is looking to gain every advantage they can. This is especially true for Microsoft and Google, as AWS already has such a dominant position in cloud computing that the onus is on others ...

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As I noted previously, one of the most interesting content sources out there for those interested in the startup world is Tomaz Tunguz’s blog. Previously I highlighted some interesting information he had dug up on the correlation between the location of your startup and its ability to raise capital, ...

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