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Android Security Scares

5 smart questions that'll smother most Android security scares

Start asking the right questions — and stop freaking out.

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Utah County to pilot blockchain-based mobile voting

A large Utah county is testing mobile absentee voting for military members and dependents living overseas, but some experts say online voting endangers the very democracy the U.S. military is supposed to protect.

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Mozilla to add password manager, hack alert to Firefox 70

The browser upgrade, expected to launch in October, will warn users when their saved passwords have been revealed by a data breach.

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9 steps to lock down corporate browsers

Don’t let your users’ web browsing put your company at risk. Here are nine things you can do to help secure browsers in the enterprise.

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Slack tweaks desktop app to be faster, more efficient

The popular team collaboration tool is getting something of on overhaul designed to cut memory utilization in half, speed up launch times and make connecting with colleagues faster.

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How and why Apple users should switch to DuckDuckGo for search

Apple users who care about privacy are moving to DuckDuckGo for search. These tips will get you started with it.

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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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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...

CSO > Security automation

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.

CSO > Security automation

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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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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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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