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New Horizons Receives VMware Global Training Partner of the Year Award

New Horizons Computer Learning Centers is excited to announce that we’ve received the Global VMware Partner Network Award in the Training Partner of the Year category as well as the America’s Regional Training Partner of the Year Award for 2014. “New Horizons is honored to be recognized as the Global VMware Training Partner”, said Mark Kassing, […]

8 Time EC-Council Award Winner, Pete Cortez, is a Top IT Security Trainer in North America

Pete Cortez, Technical Instructor with New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of San Antonio, was recently recognized by EC-Council, a leading international certification body in information security, as one of the top three instructors in North America with the Circle of Excellence award. 2014 marks the eighth time Pete has been recognized by EC-Council for outstanding performance.

New Survey Finds Unlicensed Software on Rise

A new survey, covering 34 major markets, has found that almost 60 percent of businesses experienced a malware attack caused by unlicensed software that resulted in loss of data. The survey also found that 43 percent of the PC software installed globally in 2013 was not properly licensed, and that eighteen percent of the software used by companies in the U.S. was unlicensed. The unlicensed software installed on PCs last year cost more than $62 billion globally. Learn how you can best meet licensing regulations and lower risk.

Power-User Settings: For Their Security and Yours

Many users keep the Microsoft Windows default of “Hide extensions for known file types,” whereas power users often deselect that option so they can see the file extensions for all files. You might think that if other users want to hide extensions, that’s fine for them. Unfortunately, hiding extensions makes users more vulnerable to viruses and Trojan horses that can compromise the entire network. Change your power-user settings to protect their security and yours.

Is OpenSSH Susceptible to Heartbleed?

Given the serious Heartbleed bug discovered in OpenSSL, you may wonder if your OpenSSH installation is safe. Fortunately, despite the similar name and the fact that OpenSSH uses some portions of OpenSSL, the Heartbleed bug is not directly affected by Heartbleed, as it does not use any functions related to the TLS protocol.