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How to take control of Face ID (with tools you may not know exist)

Face ID, though handy, isn’t always the best security option. Follow these steps to deactivate the feature on your iPhone and limit what Face ID opens.

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Memory-Lane Monday: Even worse than you thought

Just a lucky guess, right?

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Zoom fixes webcam flaw for Macs, but security concerns linger

The desktop chat app firm this week came under fire for moving slowly to close a potential security flaw affecting macOS users.

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How to set up Microsoft Cloud App Security

This new add-on will let you set up alerts about suspicious sign-on activity for Office 365 and other cloud apps.

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New Windows 7 'security-only' update installs telemetry/snooping, uh, feature

Three years ago, Microsoft promised to keep Win7 and 8.1 updated with two tracks of patches - Monthly Rollups that include everything and “security-only” patches that are supposed to be limited to security fixes. Guess what just...

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Microsoft delivers Defender ATP security service to Macs

Microsoft Defender ATP detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks, blocks those that are malicious, then provides response recommendations. It can be deployed to Macs using Microsoft Intune, JAMF or other MDM platforms.

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How Apple is improving iCloud this year

Signs are Apple may introduce a few online iCloud services this year.

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The top 8 problems with blockchain

While blockchain holds the promise for reinventing business processes, it is still a developing technology with few production systems in place, not to mention governance issues and vulnerabilities that must be understood.

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Throwback Thursday: Spoilsport

The new auditor on the block.

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Message to IT: Trusting Apple and Google for mobile app security is career suicide

Ready for the mobile security news that IT doesn't want to hear about but needs to? When security firm Positive Technologies started pen testing various mobile apps, security holes were rampant.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: The Windows patching heavens buzz with silver bullets

June was one of the buggiest patching months in recent memory – and we still don’t have a straight answer on Win10 1903’s bizarre Update advanced options behavior.

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Mozilla takes swipe at Chrome with 'Track THIS' project

Mozilla is pushing Firefox's latest (and long-delayed) anti-ad tracking efforts, saying it protects user privacy better than Google's Chrome.

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How updates to MongoDB work to prevent data breaches | TECH(talk)

CSO senior writer Lucian Constantin and Computerworld Executive Editor Ken Mingis talk database security and how MongoDB's new field-level encryption takes security to the next level.

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Microsoft beefs up OneDrive security

The company is touting a new OneDrive Personal Vault feature that allows users to protect sensitive files and requires two-factor security.

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How ‘Find My’ Mac works in macOS Catalina and iOS 13

Apple has created cutting-edge system that can safely, securely and privately help users find lost or stolen things.

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Google asks Chrome users for help in spotting deceptive sites

An add-on being offered by Google for its Chrome browser will allow users to report suspicious or unsafe websites.

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What the latest iOS passcode hack means for you

Cellebrite, an Israeli-based forensics company, claims it has advanced its hacking technology to include Apple's iOS 12.3 and 'high-end Android' devices.

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How the Huawei ban could become a security threat | TECH(feed)

We’ve already talked about how the Huawei ban may affect business, but how will it affect security? Google has already warned of security threats should the company be unable to send updates to Huawei’s Android-powered devices. And...

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