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Throwback Thursday: Bank error in your favor, collect $100,000

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Microsoft Patch Alert: November patches behave themselves – with a few exceptions

After all the calisthenics required by the October 2019 patches, November gave us a much-deserved break. Although Win10 1909 has some lingering problems, other versions– Win7, 8.1, Win10 1803, 1809, and 1903 – saw relatively few...

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How blockchain will kill fake news (and four other predictions for 2020)

As blockchain gains credibility in the marketplace, it's being piloted for uses never before considered. But the nascent technology will need to mature, both technically and as a part of a more complete ecosystem, before seeing...

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7 mobile security threats that may catch you by surprise

Even if you're usually savvy about cybersecurity, anyone can have a vulnerable moment (in our writer's case, it was his mother's funeral).

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Apple confirms HomeKit-secured CCTV and router systems

Now we know which smart security and router systems we should use.

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Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

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Why isn't Apple (yet) supporting Tim Berners-Lee to 'save the web'?

The inventor of the web has launched a campaign to make sure the web benefits everyone, but Apple hasn't joined up yet.

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BlackBerry refreshes its UEM suite, focuses on zero-trust access

BlackBerry's latest version of its flagship Enterprise Mobility Suite is aimed at enabling management of all devices and apps across all vendor platforms.

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The 5 true takeaways from Android's camera vulnerability circus

Are sophisticated attackers hijacking your phone's camera and stealing your most precious secrets? Um, yeah — about that....

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Throwback Thursday: See if you can wriggle out of this one

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Facebook's iOS 'bug' secretly filmed users. IT, take note.

And a very different bug, planted by cyberthieves, presents even more frightening camera-spying issues with Android.

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Security lessons from a Mac-only fintech company

Build America Mutual, a leading U.S. municipal bond insurer, is an all Apple shop. And even though macOS and iOS are generally secure, threats to the platforms continue to rise.

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How make a Windows disaster recovery kit

Make your own disaster checklist and recovery toolkit before trouble happens.

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Microsoft starts releasing fixes for Access bugs introduced in Office security patches this month

If you’ve been seeing new Access 'Query is corrupt' errors, they’re likely caused by buggy Office patches released on Patch Tuesday last week. Microsoft has started releasing fixes for the bad Office security patches. One of them, for...

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Mobile security perceptions don't approach reality. And that's a problem.

The best security approaches — such as continuous authentication — are invisible to the user and therefore frictionless. That's good in practice, but it can be bad in terms of customer perception. If they don't see it, they assume...

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What you need to know about new data-security rules for business travel

From U.S. Customs agents to cybercriminals, everyone wants to copy the data on your phone and laptop. Here’s how to protect your rights and also avoid industrial espionage.

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Balancing patient security with healthcare innovation | TECH(talk)

Healthcare organizations are one of the most targeted verticals when it comes to cyberattacks. While those organizations must work to secure patients' sensitive data, it can also be helpful to analyze that data to improve patient...

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Patch Tuesday arrives with Access error, 1909 in tow, and a promise of no more 'optional' patches this year

November's Patch Tuesday packed a wallop — errors in Access; an annoying carousel of never-ending Malicious Software Removal Tool installations, now fixed; several new Servicing Stack updates; another IE 'exploited' security hole...

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