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How to hold on to Windows 7 for the long haul

Developer lifts Windows 7's update blockade with unsanctioned patch

An anonymous developer created the patch, which negates Microsoft's barring of security updates from Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors.

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DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

ICS-CERT again warned to beware of BrickerBot, an IoT malware which will brick vulnerable devices.

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Blockchain: Overhyped buzzword or real-deal enterprise solution?

While blockchain technology may be a hotspot in data privacy, experts disagree about whether it’s a good fit for enterprises that have traditionally relied on centralized data control.

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Experts contend Microsoft canceled Feb. updates to patch NSA exploits

Microsoft may have delayed its February security update slate to finish patching critical flaws in Windows that a hacker gang tried to sell.

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How one personal cyber insurance policy stacks up

As policies designed for consumers emerge, the example from AIG is surprisingly comprehensive.

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Most of the Windows zero-day exploits have already been patched

Late last week, a hacker group known as The Shadow Brokers released a trove of Windows exploits it claims to have obtained from National Security Agency's (NSA's) elite hacking team. The group released the tools and presentations...

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Microsoft confirms it's patched most of the NSA's Windows exploits

Microsoft said it's patched most of the Windows vulnerabilities purportedly exploited by the NSA using tools leaked last week.

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1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

InterContinental Hotels Group reported 1,175 IHG-branded hotels were involved in a payment card breach; the investigation is not complete, but so far 1,174 franchise hotels in the US are known to have had malware accessing payment...

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Profiling 10 types of hackers

Understanding the different types of hackers that exist and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization against cyberattacks.

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Windows 10 Privacy in the Creators Update

Windows 10 privacy settings are easier to find and use in the Creators Update. But there's a difference between getting more control and getting more privacy.

An introduction to six types of VPN software

Anyone interested in a VPN to protect their privacy from their Internet Service Provider needs to be aware of the six types of available VPN software.

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Honesty is not the best privacy policy

Hackers, tech companies and governments want our personal information. Only lies can save us now.

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Microsoft begins denying updates to some Windows 7 users

Microsoft has begun blocking Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs equipped with the very newest processors from receiving security updates, making good on a policy it announced last year.

Quantum computing advances toward the enterprise

It may still sound like science fiction, but quantum computing could be a reality within a decade.

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Massive change to a moderate Patch Tuesday

Last month, we had the largest ever release of patches and updates from Microsoft. This month, we see the biggest change to Patch Tuesday since October 2003.

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Be it a lightning strike that destroys a home entertainment center or fluctuating power that degrades the life of your electronics – surges, lightning, and power disturbances can have a devastating impact on the valuable electronics...

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Improve your internet privacy, with or without help from the government

President Trump, as part of his plan to roll back regulations put in place by President Obama, just signed legislation, passed by Congress, eliminating the prohibition against ISPs selling customer data without their written consent....

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Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays

Microsoft this week retired the security bulletins that for decades have described each month's slate of vulnerabilities and patches for customers.

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