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When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

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Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Security, yes. But the biggest problem to adoption is staring us all in the mirror. Here's what that means for you and your organization.

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Apple Watch's planned handwashing reminder feature? I don't trust it

When Apple rolled out its planned changes for iOS 14 and its companion WatchOS 7, it included a variety of interesting tweaks. Two stood out as especially interesting: a COVID-friendly Watch handwashing app and an...

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WWDC: Apple brings Face ID and Touch ID authentication to Safari

Enterprises can soon protect their internal and external facing web services with Apple's biometric authentication.

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Mozilla takes first step in pulling Firefox plug on macOS Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan

Beginning next week, Mozilla plans to automatically move users running older versions of macOS to the Firefox Extended Support Release, a version of the browser that provides security updates only.

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Debilitating 'Outlook needs to close' bug linked to a bad Windows cumulative update

Microsoft has acknowledged that a combination of the June 2-or-later version of Microsoft 365 (nee Office 365) and the June Win10 cumulative updates cause Outlook to disavow its PST files. The source of the problem seems to be a bug...

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Chrome to target abusive notification requests beginning in July

Starting with Chrome 84 – scheduled to release July 14 – sites that Google thinks traffic in notifications meant to trick users will be blacklisted.

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June cumulative updates cause multiple problems with network printers

There are reports all over of the Windows June cumulative updates – KB 4560960 (Win10 version 1903/1909), KB 4557957 (Win10 2004), KB 4561608 (Win10 1809/Server 2019) and KB 4561612 (Server 2012) – breaking network printers....

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Large in number, large in nature, this Patch Tuesday needs your attention

With another critical update to Adobe Flash Player, critical updates to Microsoft’s browsers and the number and nature of updates to Windows platform, this month yields a large testing surface for companies.

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10 Signal tips for iPhone, Mac and iPad users

Anyone who seriously wants to secure their communications uses the cross-platform Signal service.

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Android 11's most important additions

Don't let the shiny new features fool you: The most consequential changes in Google's new Android 11 Beta are the ones most people probably won't even notice.

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14 IT certifications that will survive and thrive in the pandemic

These tech certifications not only have high value now, but employers will continue to value them as the coronavirus continues.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday is nigh: Pause updates now.

Take a minute right now and make sure you have Windows Update paused. Every month we see problems with patches -- some rare and innocuous, others toxic to a specific subset of Windows users. Step out of the line of fire. It’s easy.

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The ultimate guide to privacy on Android

Take back control and decide exactly how information is used on your Android phone.

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Get your May 2020 Windows and Office patches installed

It was quite a month, with an undocumented drive-by patch, five (six?) zero-days, and voluminous reports of bugs that, with two exceptions, don’t appear to have any common cause. Now’s a good time to get Windows and Office patched.

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Getting started with Google Password Manager

Your brain is not an effective password manager. Google's got a better option.

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Mobile security forces difficult questions

As governments consider COVID-19 contact tracing and its privacy implications, it's not a bad idea for companies to take the opportunity to look more closely at their mobile agreements with employees.

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Apple rejects flawed claims about its contact tracing tech

Apple has been forced to reject damaging claims against its contact tracing tech now circulating on Facebook.

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