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How to protect Windows 10 and 11 PCs from ransomware

Ransomware is running rampant, but there are several ways individuals and admins can protect their Windows 10 and 11 PCs. Here’s what to do.

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Apple's latest controversy: Expanded App Store advertising

Apple may be ramping up opportunities for developers to reach customers via its App Store – or building its own business at others' expense.

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For SMBs, Microsoft offers a new layer of server protection

Microsoft this month unveiled a preview of server protection aimed at small and mid-sized businesses, bundling the added security with Microsoft Defender for Business.

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Zoom expands end-to-end encryption for Phone and breakout rooms

The popular videoconferencing software is adding enhanced encryption to its phone service and individual breakout rooms.

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Will new EU crypto rules change how ransomware is played?

The European Union is cracking down on cryptocurrencies. That could have massive implications for enterprise IT.

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How to stay smart about Android app permissions

Android app permissions aren't as easy to identify as they once were, but that doesn't mean you have to be uninformed.

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With a light July Patch Tuesday, it's time to invest in your IT processes

Though this month's Patch Tuesday update from Microsoft deals with more than 86 reported vulnerabilities, the testing and deployment profile for July should be easy to handle. Use your time wisely.

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Drop, crack, d'oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

Just because your phone is broken doesn't mean your data's out of reach.

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Now’s the time to prep for Microsoft’s Excel macro crackdown

Though Microsoft has backed off earlier plans to block unsafe macros in Excel documents, that change is still coming. Here's what to do now to stay secure.

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Apple slaps hard against ‘mercenary’ surveillance-as-a-service industry

The company is introducing Lockdown Mode to protect high-risk individuals against corrosive surveillance and attacks, and investing millions to improve protection on its devices.

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Microsoft backs off facial recognition analysis, but big questions remain

Microsoft is backing off its support for some AI-driven features, including facial recognition. Although it's good Microsoft is acknowledging discrimination and accuracy issues, it had years to fix the problems and didn’t.

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European Parliament approves sweeping big tech antitrust laws

Two landmark pieces of legislation that target digital businesses operating in the EU will go into force early next year.

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Think twice before deploying Windows’ Controlled Folder Access

The ransomware defense baked into Windows 10 and 11 lets users and admins protect certain folders from “untrusted” apps. But it may block apps you trust, causing frustration and wasted time. Caution is advised.

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Are banks quietly refusing reimbursements to fraud victims?

There are disturbing reports that some major financial institutions are no longer crediting back all fraudulent transactions, even when the victim has filed a police report. This move by these financial institutions will soon come...

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FCC commissioner wants Apple, Google to remove TikTok from App Stores

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is calling on Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their stores, citing a threat to national security.

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How Apple is improving single sign-on

Among the raft of announcements at WWDC this month, enterprise professionals might have missed changes to Apple’s single sign-on (SSO).

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Time for a mid-year browser security check

The browser has become central to how almost everyone uses a computer. And it needs to be as secure as possible to fend off attacks. Here's how to do just that.

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The surveillance-as-a-service industry needs to be brought to heel

Yet another example of government surveillance affecting smartphones from Apple and Google has emerged. Enough, already!

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