Adam Phillips

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An Introduction to Net Neutrality: What It Is, What It Means for You, and What You Can Do About It

Net Neutrality. You may have heard about it on the news. You may not entirely understand what it’s all about. Here’s a primer on what net neutrality is, how it might affect you, and what you can do about it. What is Net Neutrality? As its name indicates, net neutrality is about creating a neutral …

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The Heartbleed SSL Bug

Are you still there, server? It's me, Margaret

Just days ago one of the largest Internet security flaws in recent history was discovered: the Heartbleed bug. While you’ve probably heard on the news about this bug, this cartoon is probably the simplest explanation yet. The Heartbleed bug tricks a server into spilling out extra information from its memory. A server’s memory often includes …

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Cryptolocker: How to avoid getting infected and what to do if you are


There’s a big threat wiling around on the Internet right now: A particularly nasty piece of ransomware called Cryptolocker. Many, many organizations are being infected with this malware, but fortunately, there are surefire ways to avoid it and also ways to mitigate the damage without letting the lowlifes win. What is Cryptolocker? Cryptolocker comes in …

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