10 Ways To Identify A Phishing Attack

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a recent advisory warning that cybercriminals will very likely attempt to use the Philippines Typhoon disaster as part of email scams and phishing campaigns.

Phishing attacks attempt to use high-profile events, including natural disasters in their subject line, to get victims to open an email and click on links contained in the message.

Vatican Library Digitizes Ancient Manuscripts

Scholars, priests, historians, and followers of the da Vinci Files can now look toward the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (the Vatican library) with anticipation.

In a five-year joint project with the Bodleian Libraries of the University of Oxford, the Vatican Library is working to digitize and post online some 1.5 million pages from Greek manuscripts, 15th-century printed books (incunabula), Hebrew manuscripts and early printed books.

Get Your Business Ready for VoIP

Technology has advanced at a rapid pace over the past 30 years, with many devices moving from physical systems to digital or virtual versions. This includes one of the most useful: the telephone. While the use of landlines is still prevalent among the majority of businesses, many have started to turn to the digital version, Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP.

VoIP has become the main backbone of voice communication for a growing majority of companies.

The Long, Slow Death of Windows XP Has Begun

Yesterday Microsoft officially kicked off what it called a "two-year countdown" to the death of Windows XP, its longest-lived operating system. According to a company spokeswoman, Windows XP and the business productivity suite Office 2003 both exit all support on April 8, 2014. On that date, Microsoft will stop shipping security updates for XP and Office 2003. XP went on sale in October 2001 and Office 2003 was launched in October 2003.

"Windows XP and Office 2003 were great software releases for their time, but the technology environment has shifted," argued Stella Chernyak, a Microsoft marketing director.