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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

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Report: Attackers have their sights set on the cloud

The Spring 2014 Alert Logic Cloud Security Report reveals a rise in brute force and botneck attacks against cloud infrastructures and services.

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Spam turns 20 and is still going strong

For more than two decades now unsolicited email messages have clogged inboxes around the world. And we're still trying to stop the scourge.

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Twitter app downloads could put users at risk

Conditioning Twitter users that its OK to click on links to download apps could be exploited to distribute malware.

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Heartbleed: Security experts reality-check the 3 most hysterical fears

Everything's been hacked! Change all your passwords but not yet! Security experts cut through the Heartbleed hype.

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Microsoft takes fight to Google’s home turf with Office Online Apps

Putting its productivity apps in the Chrome Web Store is Microsoft's latest move to make Office the suite for all platforms.

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Reverse Heartbleed puts your PC and devices at risk of OpenSSL attack

A password management service discovers that the Heartbleed bug can be used to target individual users.

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HP report: 80 percent of app vulnerabilities are really your fault

HP's 2013 Cyber Risk Report found most security risks result from configuration errors rather than flaws in the application itself.

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Is open source to blame for the Heartbleed bug?

Security experts weigh in on the vulnerability of OpenSSL and whether the open source process needs more scrutiny.

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Patch Tuesday: Last call for Windows XP

Microsoft has released the final patches for Windows XP. Support is officially expired, and you’re on your own.

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Don’t waste your money trying to upgrade your Windows XP PC

Technically, upgrading Windows XP to a newer OS is an option, but it doesn’t make any sense from a financial perspective.

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XPocalypse Now: Security experts size up the cyberthreats

What's the worst that could happen when Microsoft ends Windows XP support? Do you really want to find out?

10 tips to protect your tax return from theft and fraud

Cyber crooks have an arsenal of tools and techniques designed to prey on unsuspecting individuals during tax season.

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Office for iPad vs. iWork: The battle for tablet productivity

The competing suites square off over features, file compatibility and ease of use.

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Office for iPad establishes the tablet as a true PC

With its own version of the productivity suite, the iPad looks more like the latest stage in the PC's evolution.

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A closer look at your Windows XP investment

Some users are balking at being “forced” to spend more money to upgrade, but they’ve already received a remarkable ROI on XP.