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Android MalwareMany retailers are ready to offer buyers various interesting deals on smartphones and tablets this year on Black Friday, but not all products are safe for consumers, new research from security company Bluebox Labs reveals.
Apparently, certain dirt-cheap Android tablets might come with major security vulnerabilities on board. Obviously this article is US centric but the principle stil applies to cheap UK purchased tablets.

SonySony employees were forced to shut down their computers and work ground to a halt. Eventually, many of them were sent home. This didn’t just impact Sony’s Culver City, California offices either.
Sony Pictures operations around the globe were taken offline, but not before the hackers made off with  huge haul of internal documents.

ShieldWe've always said that using HTTPS for all of your website pages and not just checkout pages is a good idea. It encrypts all of the data, gives users that warm, safe feeling and marks your site out as willing to go the extra mile for them. Good marketing in other words.
It seems that Google will soon be taking HTTPS into account when indexing sites. They admit that HTTPS' weight in ranking sites is somewhat low at the moment; high-quality content is still the most important factor. However, the company does say that in time, it might choose to increase the effectiveness HTTPS has on ranking.

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