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Google extends G Suite identity and security device management to Windows 10 PCs

IT admins can now use the G Suite console to secure G Suite accounts on Windows 10 using Google's anti-hijacking and suspicious-login-detection technologies.

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Many reported problems with this month’s Win10 Cumulative Update, but few patterns

The Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 Patch Tuesday patch for this month, KB 4549951, has drawn lots of criticism (and more than a few clickbaity headlines) for bugs and crashes. We’re seeing a reappearance of the old race...

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Vivaldi joins anti-tracking browser brotherhood

Although web browsers once competed on speed and overall performance, privacy is the new benchmark. Niche browser Vivaldi has now joined the bigwigs in giving users more control over online tracking.

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Zoom unveils a host of new privacy, security features

As part of its 90-day security plan, the troubled video conferencing platform is upgrading its encryption in Zoom 5.0.

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8 video chat apps compared: Which is best for security?

Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Duo, Cisco Webex, FaceTime, Jitsi, Signal and WhatsApp. What does their encryption look like? What are the trade-offs?

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Don’t Panic, but do make this month’s Patch Tuesday a priority

With 113 Patch Tuesday updates this month, there is a lot to do.

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How to protect against 'Apple' phishing scams

Checkpoint Research says criminals are exploiting the COVID-19 crisis with a wave of phishing scams designed to look like real messages from Apple.

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The coronavirus is revealing our technology blunders

From Zoom’s endless security holes to the revelation that Cobol is still alive and sickly inside our critical government infrastructure, we’re discovering to our chagrin that a lot of our technology is far from disaster-proof.

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Everything we know about the Google/Apple COVID-19 contact tracing tech

Here's how it works, what it does, why it matters and links to further information.

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Amid the pandemic, MFA's shortcomings are clearer than ever

The pandemic means there is no time for security niceties, such as properly processing RFPs for apps that were thoroughly vetted. That brings us to MFA and why it has to be radically re-envisioned.

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Podcast: How to secure and speed up your home Wi-Fi network

With most of (if not everyone in) your household now working from home, you’re perhaps asking more of your home network than ever before. Multiple devices may now be hosting a video conference, streaming and using chat tools all at...

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Google, Microsoft talk up security after Zoom firestorm

As Zoom continues to fight continuing privacy and security concerns about its platform, Microsoft and Google look to reassure users that their platforms are safe.

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Zoom hit by investor lawsuit as security, privacy concerns mount

The video software vendor has hired Facebook’s former CSO to consult as it looks to improve its security practices amid rapid growth caused by the pandemic.

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Dumb luck?

Because, really, what were the chances?

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Do’s and don’ts of videoconferencing security

These tips for companies and end users should help keep meetings private and safe from intruders.

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Zoom clamps down further on security weaknesses

'Zoom-bombing' has become an unwelcome phenomenon as the video conferencing vendor gains users now that work-from-home has become commonplace.

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We need to social-distance from the scammers

One economic activity that’s thriving during the coronavirus pandemic is hacking. Hackers always follow the money — and they aren’t about to let a worldwide crisis stop them.

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Browser makers cite coronavirus, restore support for obsolete TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption

Long-in-the-tooth Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 and 1.1 encryption is getting a temporary reprieve from Google, Microsoft and Mozilla.

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Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock can simplify your smartphone's security and save you time. Are you taking advantage of all it has to offer for Android?

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Microsoft to stop serving non-security monthly updates to Windows

The updates, normally released during the third and fourth week of each month, will stop in May.

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