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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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April patch recap: Mostly quiet on the Microsoft front

April offered few patch surprises from Microsoft, and it’s been much quieter than March, when printing issues arose. Here’s a look at what we’ve seen — and some concerns about a new feature called ‘News and Interests.’

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Rethinking mobile security in a post-COVID workplace

Remember all of the security corner-cutting forced on us in March 2020 as companies scrambled to deal with the pandemic? It's time now to go back and fix things.

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VMware targets remote work security with Anywhere Workspace

Three tools from VMware’s portfolio — Workspace One, Carbon Black Cloud, and SASE — are now bundled, offering a suite of tools to simplify management of remote worker devices and applications.

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Details of how the feds broke into iPhones should shake up enterprise IT

Given that law enforcement can leverage a hole in Mozilla open-source code that Apple used to permit accessories to be plugged into an iPhone’s lightning port, IT and enterprise security pros need to view mobile device security...

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The Patch Tuesday focus for April: Windows and Exchange (again)

Another very broad series of updates across the Windows ecosystems for this April patch cycle. Unfortunately, four vulnerabilities affecting Windows have been publicly disclosed and one security vulnerability has been reported as...

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Appogee becomes one-stop shop for enterprise iOS deployment

Apple-only VAR Appogee now offers a fully managed hardware deployment as iOS/Mac enterprise use comes of age

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2 big questions to ask about Google and privacy

Should you be panicking over Google's privacy practices? Time to cut through the hype and bring some practical perspective to a sensationalized subject.

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Apple and Google reject UK COVID-19 app

The UK’s latest COVID-19 Test and Trace app update failed to follow terms of use the nation had already agreed to.

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Collaboration analytics: Yes, you can track employees. Should you?

Analytics tools provided by Microsoft, Slack, and other collaboration app vendors offer insights into communication patterns and other employee work habits. But companies should be wary of reading too much into the data — or abusing...

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Your iPhone could soon be your driver's license (in Utah)

But most people won't be leaving their ID docs at home for a few years yet....

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The Brave browser basics: what it does, how it differs from rivals

The web browser from Brave Software relies on an unusual business model: it strips out ads from websites, replaces them with its own ads, then allows users to send money to sites they like.

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