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Blockchain breaks out in the enterprise

The distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin is showing up in a variety of places. Here's what you need to know to understand all the hype.

Top 25 Windows 10 Free Tools

Get expert tips for fixing Windows 10 problems

Free download: Learn how to solve the biggest Windows 10 headaches, discover built-in tools for fixing common Windows 10 problems, and explore advanced utilities for troubleshooting Windows 10.

Boost your Chromebook productivity

Are you getting the most from your Chromebook? Here's how to print documents, protect yourself with a VPN, and add Android apps.

Global economic technology prospects: China and the United States of America

Why U.S. tech needs to fear China

China’s focusing on everything from supercomputers and chips to R&D and science education. In the U.S., budget cuts prevail. Here's what you need to know.

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Computerworld's IT Salary Survey 2017 results

Our free 29-page report shows current salaries for dozens of tech titles, plus details about IT pros' top concerns, the state of the job market and the hottest tech specialties.

Held hostage! The latest on ransomware

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent months; would-be thieves even threatened iOS users with wiped devices. Here’s what you need to know.

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Windows 10 data collection: What you need to know

The operating system has been collecting telemetry on users and apps since 2015; despite recent changes, it’s still gathering information.

Free data visualization with Microsoft Power BI: Your step-by-step guide

We'll show you how to analyze a file with more than two million records of U.S. airline flight delays in this hands-on tutorial.

Adware security

Malicious uploads allowed hijacking of WhatsApp and Telegram accounts

A vulnerability patched in the web-based versions of encrypted communications services WhatsApp and Telegram would have allowed attackers to take over accounts by sending users malicious files masquerading as images or videos.

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Mobile-payment mayhem

Mobile payments have been slow to catch on in the United States. Here's what you need to know about why.

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Hackers use dangerous Petya ransomware in targeted attacks

A group of attackers has found a way to hijack the Petya ransomware and use it in targeted attacks against companies without the program creators' knowledge.

Digital Key encryption

It's time to turn on HTTPS: The benefits are well worth the effort

The number of websites supporting HTTPS has skyrocketed over the past year; there are many benefits for turning on encryption on your website today.

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Zix wins 5-vendor email encryption shootout

In this review, we looked at five email encryption products, four of which employ encryption gateways and one that’s end-to-end.

6 Big Ideas in Digital Transformation

Fire up your IT department with 6 big ideas in digital transformation

This 49-page report features advice from IT executives at Nationwide, Hunter Douglas, Vanguard and more for using digital technologies to become more agile, more flexible and more profitable.

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Would killing Bitcoin end ransomware?

Bitcoin and ransomware seem to go hand-in-hand, but experts explain that doing away with the cybercurrency would just force cybercriminals to find another anonymous way to extort money.

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Free decryption tools now available for Dharma ransomware

Researchers have created decryption tools for the Dharma ransomware after someone recently leaked the encryption keys for it.

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This tiny chip could revolutionize smartphone and IOT security

Engineers at South Korea's SK Telecom have developed a tiny chip that could help secure communications on a myriad of portable electronics and IOT devices.

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Computerworld's 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leaders: Highlights and stats

Facts and figures about the honorees’ 2017 budgets, purchasing plans, staffing needs and more.

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Computerworld's 2017 Premier 100 Technology Leaders: Photos and profiles

The full listing of honorees with their photographs and short profiles. Download the PDF to print and share with your colleagues.

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Google shifts on email encryption tool, leaving its fate unclear

Google is asking developers to take over its effort to make end-to-end email encryption more user friendly, raising questions over whether it will ever become an official feature in the company’s products.

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