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Biometrics are even less accurate than we thought

Biometrics are supposed to be a fundamental pillar of modern authentication. Unfortunately, for a wide range of reasons and in a variety of ways, many biometric implementations are wildly inaccurate.

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Hey, Google: It's time to step up your Pixel upgrade promise

The Pixel is meant to represent the very best Android has to offer. But it's lagging behind in one critically important area.

AWS brings Verified Access security to the Apple enterprise

Amazon is working with MDM providers such as Jamf to enable secure access to applications without the need for a VPN.

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AWS releases Wickr, its encrypted messaging service for enterprises

The release of the enterprise version of the encrypted messaging service, announced at AWS re:Invent, is designed to allow secure collaboration across messaging, voice, video and file sharing.

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The future of security: smarter devices that protect themselves

Jamf completed its acquisition of Zecops this week. Why is this important and what might it mean to enterprise mobile security?

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Why Macs and iPhones should avoid installing 'orphan' apps

When attacks are at an all time high it makes no sense to leave your Apple fleets exposed to third-party software vulnerabilities.

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Offboarding processes pose security risks as job turnover increases: Report

Research from YouGov finds that poor offboarding practices across industries including healthcare and tech are putting companies at risk, including for loss of end-user devices and unauthorized SaaS application use.

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Mosyle brings new iPhone, iPad endpoint security options

Mosyle Hardening and Compliance ensures that employee devices are protected, compliant and are in line with the latest cybersecurity benchmarks.

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Do you really know what’s inside your iOS and Android apps?

A report claims Russian software is being used in thousands of iOS and Android apps used by the US Army, CDC, the UK Labour party, and others. Is it time to audit your code?

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Patch Tuesday includes 6 Windows zero-day flaws; patch now!

Microsoft this month released a significant update that fixes 68 reported vulnerabilities, including a record six zero-days affecting the Windows platform.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

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Google execs knew 'Incognito mode' failed to protect privacy, suit claims

A lawsuit alleging Google misled users to believe their privacy was protected in "Incognito mode" says internal corporate emails prove executives knew it did anything but. The suit seeks at least $5 billion from Google.

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Is performance tracking about to go mobile?

Productivity tracking has exploded in the last few years as companies sought to keep track of employee performance. With more workers now remote, that monitoring could soon go mobile.

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Zero-day flaws mean it's time to patch Exchange and Windows

For this month's Patch Tuesday, Microsoft dealt with 84 flaws and a zero-day vulnerability affecting Microsoft Exchange that hasn't yet been fully resolved.

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Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock can simplify your security and save you time across both Android and ChromeOS. Are you taking advantage of all it has to offer?

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Would a US digital dollar let the government track you?

As lawmakers push to create a digital form of the US dollar, some are concerned it could give the federal government access to what consumers and businesses do through electronic transactions.

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EU-US data sharing agreement: Is it a done deal?

With both Privacy Shield and Safe Harbor having been previously struck down by legal challenges, experts question whether US President Biden’s executive order implementing the new Trans-Atlantic Data Policy Framework will stand up to...

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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

Everything you do online is tracked when you use your browser. But you can fight back. Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, and Safari privacy controls compared.

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Coming soon — a resume-validating blockchain network for job seekers

A foundation that includes several big-name software vendors and tech services has launched a self-sovereign identity service where workers can store verified credentials to use when applying for jobs. In turn, employers get instant...

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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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