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16 Wall Street firms fined $1.8B for using private text apps, lying about it

The banks and brokerages were fined because employees were messaging and texting with clients without recording the communications, as required. And some of the firms' execs lied about it and deleted messages.

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How Ukraine’s MacPaw got its business ready for war

Vira Tkachenko, CTO at Ukraine software developer MacPaw, explained at this week's JNUC event how her company prepared for war before the Russian invasion.

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Jamf touts big boost to enterprise security at JNUC

Jamf opened its annual JNUC event for Apple admins with a plethora of new announcements focused on device management and security, including a new Jamf Trust app and more details on its ZecOps acquisition.

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Jamf buys ZecOps to bring high-end security to Apple enterprise

ZecOps protects world-leading enterprises, governments, and individuals; Jamf has acquired it to help secure the enterprise.

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Windows 11 2022 Update is the version enterprises can move to

Microsoft just released the first major feature update to Windows 11, version 22H2. It includes a number of user interface and productivity enhancements, as well as a new AI-assisted security feature.

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Critical zero-days make September's Patch Tuesday a 'Patch Now' release

Microsoft focused on Windows with this month's big patch release, pushing out 63 updates affecting the operating system, Microsoft Office and the Visual Studio and .NET platforms. The release came amid reports of three publicly...

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Sadly, IT can no longer trust geolocation for much of anything

This goes beyond simply not trusting location data for cybersecurity authentication. Geolocation is now used for a wide range of business reasons — but it shouldn’t be.

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When Windows updating goes bad — the case of the problematic patch

To update or not to update, for Windows users that is the monthly question. And with last month's KB5012170, you better get the answer right.

Apple wasn’t fooling when it said it wanted to make Macs more secure

“We have a level of malware on the Mac that we don’t find acceptable,” Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig Federighi said last year. He meant it....

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Apple pushes out emergency updates to address zero-day exploits

Apple has encouraged users of older mobile and desktop devices to update their software ASAP, as a vulnerability could allow an attacker to take complete control of older Apple devices.

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Facebook agrees to settle class action lawsuit related to Cambridge Analytica data breach

The four-year-old lawsuit claimed Facebook allowed the British political consulting firm access to private data of over 80 million users.

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What is Managed Device Attestation on Apple platforms?

Announced at WWDC 2022, Managed Device Attestation protection shows that Apple embraces the need for endpoint security.

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Planned ‘fixes’ for credit-card interchange fees will actually make fraud easier

The US Federal Reserve and the US Senate are both looking to lessen restrictions on retailers — ostensibly to rein in card fees. What they actually are doing is inviting more fraud.

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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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What is USB Restricted Mode in macOS Ventura, and why do you want it?

Beginning with macOS Ventura, a new layer of protection provides a little reassurance for enterprise IT against USB device-carried attacks.

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Q&A: How employee monitoring can sometimes do more harm than good

There may be valid reasons for monitoring workers — to improve workplace safety, for instance, or safeguard against dangerous behavior. But workplace surveillance can also become invasive and break the trust between employer and...

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Patch Tuesday update addresses 123 vulnerabilities, two critical zero-days

This month's Patch Tuesday deals with a variety of security issues in Microsoft Windows, Office, Exchange, and Visual Studio. It's a broad update across Microsoft products that will require planning and testing before general...

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Microsoft urges Windows users to run patch for DogWalk zero-day exploit

Despite previously claiming the DogWalk vulnerability did not constitute a security issue, Microsoft has now released a patch to stop attackers from actively exploiting the vulnerability.

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