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9 ways to use Windows 7 (safely) when support ends

With Microsoft's support ending in January, our Windows 7 Survival Guide for 2020 offers ways to protect your older machines that can't or won't be upgraded.

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A Chrome security setting you shouldn't overlook

One of Chrome's most important options is out of sight and all too easy to miss.

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Top enterprise VPN vulnerabilities

Don’t assume VPNs are always safe. These popular enterprise VPNs all have known remote code execution vulnerabilities.

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IoT dangers demand a dedicated group

The internet of things brings with it a wide range of IT security headaches, along with compliance nightmares — and turf wars.

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Will 5G increase mobile security?

We love our smartphones, but there's a dark side. Their prevalence and users’ tendencies to connect over public Wi-Fi make mobile devices a common target of bad guys. Analyst Jack Gold looks at how to mitigate the risk.

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Microsoft releases even more patches for the CVE-2019-1367 IE zero-day, and the bugs are having a field day

Ten days ago, Microsoft released a half-fast set of manual patches aimed at fending off a newly described and “Exploited” Internet Explorer zero-day. Bugs crawled out of the woodwork. Yesterday, Microsoft finally released a true...

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Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

The company plans to add a hacked-password alert system into its browser by the end of year; Firefox aims to do much the same thing this month.

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5 industries that will be disrupted by blockchain

Here are five major industries that will benefit from blockchain technology in the near future: financial services and banking, government, healthcare, energy, and transportation and logistics.

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Throwback Thursday: Everybody gets an F

Shall we guess how many of those passwords were ‘123456’?

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Time to install Microsoft's mainstream September patches – and avoid the dregs

This month’s lightning rod patch — the fix for the peek-a-boo Internet Explorer zero-day CVE-2019-1367 — still isn’t in any of the pushed updates. Unless you’re a Chicken Little acolyte, avoid it, but get the rest of the September...

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Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft now says it will offer patches for the aging OS through early 2023 to any business that's willing to pay up.

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How to safely erase data under Windows

Bitlocker and self-encrypting hard drives can make it easier to erase data so that it cannot be recovered. This is how the “crypto-erase” method works.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Botched IE zero-day patch leaves cognoscenti fuming

September’s surprise zero-day patch for Internet Explorer hole CVE-2019-1367 – released, but not released, then pushed sporadically, but only in preview, and never explained – leads us straight to the bottom of the barrel once again.

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What do we know about the big, scary, exploited, emergency-patched IE security hole CVE-2019-1367?

Short answer: nothing. Long answer: almost nothing. But we sure have a convoluted mess of a cleanup.

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Apple just made Safari a better fit for the enterprise

Apple has added support for USB security keys in Safari 13.0.1 for the Mac.

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How to move users to the Outlook app with Intune

Microsoft is turning off basic authentication, so it’s wise to move mobile users to the Outlook app to better protect them from attackers.

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Microsoft releases emergency IE patches inside 'optional, non-security' cumulative updates

After posting patches yesterday that are directed at an Internet Explorer security hole claimed to be under active attack, Microsoft took the next step and released “optional, non-security” Win10 patches through Windows Update and...

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