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It’s been a big week for patches

In addition to Patch Tuesday’s retinue of updates from Microsoft, fixes arrived this week for zero-day flaws affecting Google’s Chrome browser and Apple hardware.

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Windows 11: Just say no

In a few weeks, Windows 11 will arrive. Should you upgrade to it? Let me answer with a question: "Should you stop hitting your head against the wall?"

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Apple hits the alarm with multi-OS emergency update to patch zero-click flaw

The company on Monday pushed out emergency security updates for iOS, macOS, and its other operating systems to plug a hole that threatened security on a range of devices.

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Apple backs off controversial child-safety plans

The company now plans to take a few months more to collect input and make improvements before releasing the features, which drew fire from privacy advocates.

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Podcast: Windows 11 overview: Hardware requirements, security updates and upgrade confusion

Microsoft will launch Windows 11 on October 5, but not every PC will be eligible for an immediate upgrade. Rollout will last well into 2022 for machines that meet the necessary hardware requirements, and Windows 10 will be supported...

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How to go incognito in Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari

While incognito mode in any of the big four web browsers offers a measure of privacy, it doesn’t completely hide your tracks online. Here’s how the feature works in each browser, and how to use it.

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Triggered by email? Some thoughts on how to stay safe

When even previewing an email can let attackers gain access to your system, it pays to be cautious.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows users an alternate way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

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Apple: It's time to bolster supply chain security

Apple has agreed to help secure the tech industry supply chain as part of a White House cybersecurity push. Perhaps you should also protect your supply chain as well?

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The Windows print nightmare continues for the enterprise

KB5005652, meant to address “PrintNightmare” vulnerabilities, is causing some enterprise users to be prompted to reinstall print drivers or install new drivers — which they can’t do without admin privileges.

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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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How to use iCloud Keychain to audit your passwords

Word of another big leak of customer data makes this a good time for enterprise pros to audit their passwords by any means necessary.

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The focus for August's Patch Tuesday? Printing

August brought a fairly light Patch Tuesday as Microsoft pushed out just 44 patches across Windows, Office and the Microsoft development platforms.

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Apple’s botched CSAM plan shows need for digital rights

Apple’s failed communication round its CSAM plan shows why we need an international bill of human digital rights.

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Apple's anti-porn overreach — good intent, bad execution

Apple has unveiled plans to use its extensive powers to fight child pornography. Even though it has good intentions, the company's actual plan has given people dozens of reasons to oppose the move.

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Apple says it won’t expand controversial CSAM technology

Apple has tried to deflect criticism of its controversial CSAM protection system, but in doing so has illustrated what’s at stake.

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Apple’s plan to scan US iPhones raises privacy red flags

Once you scan for one thing, you can scan for anything.

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This Vultur app takes malicious to the next level

As if IT needs more reminders that apps in app stores may not be secure, a Netherlands security firm has found a new Android dropper app dubbed Vultur. It offers, and delivers, legitimate functionality, then shifts into malicious mode...

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For Windows security, what we have is a failure to communicate

While we await the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft would better serve users by telling them about the security solutions we already have on our systems.

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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.

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