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How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

No Android 12? No problem. You can bring the software's latest layer of privacy protection onto any phone with 12 taps and 20 seconds of setup.

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Acronis teams with Jamf to secure the Apple-centric enterprise

Activity in the Apple enterprise space is intensifying; Acronis is teaming up with Jamf to provide a tough Mac security system.

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About the Pegasus spyware, Apple's telling the full truth

When spyware from an Israeli firm was discovered on a number of iPhones used by journalists, critics hit Apple over security and privacy concerns. But in this case, it doesn't look like the company did anything wrong.

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Pegasus spyware and iPhone security

Amnesty International's Security Lab revealed that a handful of iPhones, mostly belonging to journalists and human rights activists, were successfully infected with Pegasus spyware. While the majority of iPhones users are not...

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Scary ‘malware-as-a-service’ Mac attack discovered

New Mac malware that's capable of harvesting keystrokes and log-ins is available on the Darknet for as little as $49, researchers claim.

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iPhone spyware: It's a dirty job, but NSO's gonna do it

Israeli ‘surveillance as a service’ company NSO Group sells a nasty iMessage hack used to spy on journalists, activists and politicians using iPhones and iPads, according to Amnesty International.

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In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

The rash of ransomware attacks that have plagued companies in recent months highlights the need for Microsoft to do more to help users avoid being hit — and recover quickly if they are.

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A big July Patch Tuesday — and the ongoing print nightmare

This is a big and important update for the Microsoft Windows ecosystem, with 117 patches that address four publicly reported and four exploited vulnerabilities.

To patch or not to patch: That is the question

Is it smarter to ignore a possibly buggy patch or take arms against a sea of hackers?

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Apple: Sideloading apps will undermine iOS security

Apple comes out fighting to protect its users — and its App Store.

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Google abandons URL shortening in Chrome

The move, which was unveiled last August, 'didn't move relevant security metrics,' according to a Google staff software engineer on the Chrome team.

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Windows updates: The four basic patch personalities

You can be a bleeding-edge Windows user, the cautious type, or even reboot-hesitant. But there's no getting around updates. Here's how to figure out what works best for you.

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The great cloud computing surge

Driven in part by the pandemic, cloud computing adoption has reached new heights. These five articles take a close look at the implications.

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6 zero-days make this a 'Patch Now' Patch Tuesday

For June, Microsoft released 50 updates to address vulnerabilities across the Windows and Office ecosystems. There's some good news — and some bad.

Securing the Apple mobile enterprise takes context

Truce Software CEO Joe Boyle talks about Apple's place in business and the evolution of new security models for the remote enterprise.

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WWDC: Why iCloud+ will help secure the enterprise

iCloud+ is an upgraded version of Apple's existing service that provides secure emailing and VPN-style security for users.

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WWDC: Apple digs deep to secure its platforms

From built-in IP address masking to insights into how information is abused, Apple continues to secure Macs, iPhones, iPads, and everything else it can.

Ransomware revisited: As attacks worsen, tried-and-true defenses falter

The vast majority of the companies being attacked by ransomware have fewer than 1,000 employees. But with proper backups and local encryption, you can hold attackers off.

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