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Wasn't this supposed to speed things up?

This IT pilot fish comes up with a clever way to let users access their company intranet without yet another user name and password. But why has it gotten so slow?


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The big secret behind Google Play Protect on Android

There's one detail rarely mentioned about Google's splashy new Android security effort—and it's a critical point for everyone to understand.

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The fate of Apple's Touch ID | Tech Talk Ep 1

Is Apple about to replace Touch ID in its next iPhone?

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The paranoid Android traveler’s data-protection checklist

When you’re going overseas with your Android hardware, make sure corporate data is secure when crossing the border.

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Stop blaming users for security misses

Does the message to users about security need to change? Or does IT need to rebuild infrastructure so users can worry less about security? Wendy Nather, principal security strategist at Duo Security, talks with CSO senior writer...

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Where are the fixes to the botched Outlook security patches?

After a series of pushed-then-pulled buggy fixes to the admittedly buggy Microsoft Outlook patches on June 13, we’re still waiting for updated versions.

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Tech Talk: Azure Stack, cyberattacks, the next iPhone and ... keyboards

Our panel digs into Microsoft's new Azure Stack, looks at why cyberattacks never seem to end, chews over the fate of Apple's Touch ID and debates whether QWERTY keyboards are tech relics.

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Tech Talk: The latest on Azure Stack, cyberattacks, the next iPhone and ... keyboards

Get the details on Microsoft's new Azure Stack, why cyberattacks never seem to end, the fate of Apple's Touch ID and why QWERTY keyboards are now tech relics.

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More June security patch bugs: You can patch an IE flaw, CVE-2017-8529, or print inside iFrames—but not both

The latest IE patching conundrum deals with a bug in the June patches that broke the ability to print in iFrames. Automatic Update flops between one choice and the other.

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Are you sharing more data with Google than you have to?

A group of Swiss researchers has developed an approach to limit how much of your data you need to share. And they are offering it to companies for free.

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Verifying and testing that Firefox is restricted to TLS 1.2

After having tweaked Firefox to only use TLS version 1.2, one website can verify that the tweak worked and another can test it.

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Microsoft yanks bad Outlook patches of patches KB 3191849, 3213654, 401042

If you have Auto Update turned on, the Outlook patches are still doing their dirty work.

Restricting Firefox to TLS version 1.2 makes browsing safer

Whats behind the curtain of HTTPS is TLS. There are three versions of the TLS protocol and there is no reason to still support the oldest two versions. A simple tweak of Firefox can insure it only uses the most secure version, TLS...

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Mingis on Tech: The language of malware

When it comes to tracking down the bad actors behind malware and ransomware, cybersecurity firms are turning to linguists.

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Mingis on Tech: How linguistics can help catch cyberattackers

When it comes to tracking down the bad actors behind malware and ransomware, cybersecurity firms are turning to linguists.

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The 15 worst data security breaches of the 21st century

Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have been targets of hackers, including Yahoo, JP Morgan Chase and TJX. Watch as we detail the top 15 breaches and their overall impact on customers or employees.

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Easy way to bypass passcode lock screens on iPhones, iPads running iOS 10

Apple still has not patched the hole allowing you to bypass the iPhone lock screen. As of iOS 10.3.2 (and the 10.3.3 beta), you can still trick Siri into getting into a person’s iPhone.

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Linux group pushes out production-ready blockchain collaboration software

The Linux Foundation is touting availability of Fabric 1.0, a foundation for developing blockchain applications such as smart contracts.

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Kill it! Kill Windows XP now!

Or are you OK with leaving yourself open to something that can kill your business?

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