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Wonder if they'll ever tell HIM what's going on...

IT pilot fish has been supporting a customer remotely through a VPN that's pretty solid -- except when it occasionally starts disconnecting him every 30 to 60 seconds.

Policies and paper trails -- our new best friends

This IT pilot fish helps users troubleshoot data problems in child-welfare investigations -- but all that sensitive information could put fish's welfare at risk, too.


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How to use the Shodan search engine to secure an enterprise's internet presence

Shodan, a search engine for all ports within the internet, can help enterprises identify and lock down security vulnerabilities. Senior writer J.M. Porup and content producer Juliet Beauchamp talk through the security scenarios.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: October’s been a nightmare

Deleted user files, looping blue screens, bad drivers, Edge mute, and at least one patch that didn’t: This month shows, more than ever, that you need to protect your machine from Microsoft’s bad patches. And for heaven’s sake, don’t...

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Big browsers to pull support plug for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 encryption protocols in early '20

TLS is the successor to the better-known SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption protocol; both are used to secure data communications between browsers and the destination server.

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Stats make iOS a hard OS to ignore

Users are jumping to the latest iOS version faster than ever before. That means many things from an Apple marketing perspective, but for IT, it means far greater security.

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Economist Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain and bitcoin are the world’s biggest scams

The economist who predicted the 2008 financial collapse has been telling congressional leaders that bitcoin and blockchain represent a significant threat to the stability of the financial marketplace. But he's getting pushback.

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Talking DerbyCon, spy chip whispers and Google's data breach | Salted Hash Ep 47

Steve Ragan and J.M. Porup catch up post-DerbyCon conference to discuss psychological issues in the infosec community, supply chain security and whether it's time to make China the boogeyman again, as well as Google's recent data...

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How secure are electronic voting machines? | Salted Hash Ep 48

With the midterm elections looming, electronic voting machines are getting increased scrutiny. J.M. Porup, senior writer at CSO, sits in the hosts chair this episode, breaking down the security risk with content producer Juliet...

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Mingis on Tech: Data breaches and the rise of 'surveillance capitalism'

Facebook and Google recently owned up to new data breaches affecting millions of users. It's not the first time. It won't be the last. CSO's J.M. Porup explains what's really going on.

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Mingis on Tech: Data breaches in a world of 'surveillance capitalism'

Facebook and Google recently acknowledged data breaches affecting millions of users. This won't be the last time that happens. CSO's J.M. Porup and Computerworld's Ken Mingis examine what's really going.

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Why Apple must be looking into using blockchain

It makes more sense for Apple to think about using blockchain than to ignore it.

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What the heck is it with Windows updates?

Lately, it’s been difficult to update Windows systems without running into some showstopping bugs. WTH is going on?

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Spy chips on servers? Lessons learned (and questions to ask)

The revelations this week – hotly denied by Apple and Amazon – that Chinese server suppliers had planted microchips on motherboards – raises a lot of questions. Here are the ones companies should be asking now.

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Apple, Amazon server spy story is wake-up call to security pros (u)

While Apple and Amazon deny claims that spy chips were found inside their servers, the story illustrates the complex security challenges enterprises face.

Time to lock the security team in a hotel room?

IT security at this company has laptops really locked down, which isn't a big deal for most users when they're traveling -- unless a hotel has its own security ideas.

Open door policy

This server room is getting keycard access to make sure only those on the approved list are allowed to enter -- but it's still not quite as secure as it appears.

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Easy-to-prevent Apple flaw may threaten enterprise security

An obscure flaw in Apple’s Device Enrollment Program (DEP) may make it possible for determined hackers to access enterprise networks, though the solution is quite straightforward.

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Apple's dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here's an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

RemotePC by iDrive lets you connect to your work or office computer securely from anywhere, and from any iOS or Android device. Right now their 50 computer package is 90% off or just $6.95 for your 1st year.

Back to the ol' spam-fighting drawing board

Pilot fish finds his inbox full of spam messages, and dozens of them seem to be related -- but this time it's not just a very bad case of spam victims using Reply All

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