Security

Security | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

protection privacy locks security cybersecurity
laptop keyboard with a life preserver or personal floatation device [PFD]

Patch + update options  >  Pixelized tools + refresh symbol with branching paths

Reading between the lines about Microsoft 'pausing optional updates'

Starting in May, Microsoft won’t be releasing separate “optional, non-security, C/D Week” patches for Win10. That much is clear -- and welcome. But what about the bugs that have to be fixed? What happens to testing? Will the new...

covid 19 coronavirus global pandemic by smartboy10 getty images binary tunnel by robertiez gettyima

Don’t let the coronavirus make you a home office security risk

Congratulations. You're now the chief security officer of your company’s newest branch office: Your home. Here's how to manage your new job.

Broken window with band-aid patch

Microsoft Patch Alert: March 2020 brings two ‘sky-is-falling’ warnings, with no problems in sight

We’ve seen two – count ‘em two – security holes this month accompanied by blaring “Microsoft warns millions of users” clickbait-y headlines. Bah. Humbug. Once again, there’s no immediate threat. Here’s what you really need to know.

COVID-19 coronavirus [abstract concept]

Post-coronavirus planning calls for more (not less) investment in tech

The coronavirus crisis is just beginning. But it will end. And how you fare after the pandemic depends on what you do right now. Here are four areas to focus on.

3 padlocks in a row with Windows logo

Microsoft adds 6 months support for Windows 10 1709 to account for pandemic disruption

The delay keeps client systems running 1709 protected until October, reducing pressure on IT admins at a time when everything has been disrupted.

network security concept

COVID-19 and tech: New collaboration tools mean new security risks

As the coronavirus forces companies to move their communication and file sharing onto collaboration platforms, be prepared for unintended consequences: New security threats will surface, requiring new methods of securing your...

coronavirus closed for business surgical mask bby tim mossholder via unsplash .artistgndphotographe

What your business can do about the coronavirus ... right now

The Covid-19 crisis is the Black Swan event of our lifetime. Here's how to hold it all together (while keeping employees apart).

2019 imac home office

12 security tips for the ‘work from home’ enterprise

If you or your employees are working from home, you'll need this advice to secure your enterprise.

Microsoft Windows 7 security patches/updates

Take your time, get it right for March Patch Tuesday

With 115 patches, this will be a difficult set of updates to release and manage. Test the changes to each platform, create a staged rollout plan and wait for imminent changes from Microsoft.

windows 10 windows microsoft laptop keyboard update  by nirodesign getty

Come on, Microsoft! Is it really that hard to update Windows 10 right?

February Windows 10 patches were a mess. Is Microsoft ever going to get its Win10 patches act together?

thinkstockphotos warning sign do not enter

Patch Tuesday’s tomorrow. We're in uncharted territory. Get Automatic Updates paused.

Even in the best of times, it’s wise to hold off on updating Windows until the dust has settled. This month, there are two additional, extraordinary reasons. Take a few minutes to make sure you aren’t in the line of fire.

typewriter are you ready prepare contingency disaster recovery

Enterprise resilience: Backup and management tips for iOS, Mac

Do you have a business resilience strategy in place in case things go wrong?

tt20 021 thumb
video

Apple, the FIDO Alliance and the future of passwords

Apple is the latest firm to join the FIDO Alliance, an industry standards group developing more secure ways to log in to online accounts and apps using multi-factor authentication (MFA), biometric authentication and physical security...

tt20 021 podcast thumb
Podcast IDG TECHtalk

FIDO Alliance and the future of passwords

Apple is the latest company to join the FIDO Alliance, an industry standards group committed to finding more secure ways to log in to online accounts and apps. The FIDO Alliance pushes for multi-factor authentication (MFA) deployment,...

sale 26564 primary image

Mitigate your risk of getting hacked with help from with this online academy

Learn the essentials for keeping hackers out of your data.

mobile security / unlocked data connections

Verizon: Companies will sacrifice mobile security for profitability, convenience

Although nearly seven-in-10 businesses suffered a mobile compromise – and called the impact “major” – nearly half continue to sacrifice security, according to a study by Verizon.

Amazon Alexa Cast 3

Will pay by palm be a thing? Should it be?

Amazon is experimenting with a way to allow shoppers to use a palm-print biometric to authenticate payments and to do so in physical stores far beyond Amazon-owned brick-and-mortars. Amazon is reportedly looking at QSRs (quick-service...

Computerworld  |  Shark Tank

Memory-Lane Monday: The cruelest password

Maybe she should check her dictionary again.

Load More