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To secure your remote workforce, lock down ‘your’ computers

Many employees aren't coming back to the office. That means you must make sure your business secrets are just as secure from their home office as they were at the corporate HQ.

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Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

5 free ways to get better business security

Tech crooks really are out to get you, but there are ways to defend your company that won't cost an arm and a leg.

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Apple's Mac security warning shows that closed beats open

Apple’s software engineering chief Craig Federighi recently said Macs aren’t yet as secure as iOS devices — should we be worried?

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Firefox previews site-isolation tech in move to catch up to Chrome

'Project Fission' is part of a long-term effort by Mozilla to harden Firefox's defenses by isolating malicious sites and components.

Here's what you can do about ransomware

Colonial Pipeline just rubbed our noses into the fact that ransomware is a growing threat. Fortunately, there are ways to keep it from happening to you and your business.

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For Windows users, tips on fighting ransomware attacks

The ransomware attack that shut down a major pipeline in the US offers some lessons for Windows users looking to keep themselves safe.

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Google makes a big security change, but other companies must follow

Google is moving — slowly — to make multi-factor authentication default, pushing FIDO-compliant software embedded within the phone, and even has an iOS version. Nice touch.

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Browser updates are back for the May's Patch Tuesday

With 55 updates, three publicly reported vulnerabilities and reports of public exploits for Adobe Reader, this month's update will require some time and testing before deployment.

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Social engineering, fake App Stores, hit iOS, Sophos warns

Sophos spots a highly sophisticated series of attacks that illustrate some of the most common ways to attack iOS.

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Jamf adds zero trust security to the Apple enterprise

Jamf is buying Zero Trust Network Access firm Wandera as it moves to enhance what it can offer Apple enterprise customers.

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Enterprises need to get smart about iOS security

Recently disclosed data concerning one Apple platform attack proves how sophisticated hackers are becoming. You must harden device security.

No matter the size of your business, you must take security seriously.

The automated attackers who are out there ready and willing to get you don't care how small your business is.

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Patch Tuesday preview: Time for a 'measured' approach to updates

As May's Patch Tuesday rolls around, it's time to take things slow. Here's how to get Windows 10 do just that.

Getting passwords right for you and your business

Sick of changing passwords every 90 days from one eight-character string of meaningless letters and numbers to another? There are better ways to manage your security and passwords.

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For Windows, it’s ‘squirrel away time’

Sometimes Windows updates just don’t work, and a Microsoft-recommended “sfc /scannow” or DISM command won’t help. So what’s a prudent Windows user to do?

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The Android malware monster is back — and this time, he's coming for all of your deepest, darkest secrets. (Uh, maybe.)

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How long until Apple boots apps from its stores for privacy issues?

Now that Apple has made its privacy protections more robust, it's inevitable it will begin to enforce them.

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Microsoft patents biometric 'wellness insights' tool for workers

The just-published patent describes a feature that generates an employee “anxiety score” based on data such as blood pressure and heart rate, suggesting when workers need to take a break.

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Why enterprises must install the latest macOS software patch

The latest version of Apple's desktop OS, macOS Big Sur 11.3, protects Macs against a serious software vulnerability that places data at risk.

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