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Yabba dabba doo!

Sorry to tell you, but the automation works better.

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CIOs, you’re doing blockchain wrong

Companies are keen to try blockchain to address key business needs such as efficient transactions and immutable audit trails. But many aren't taking advantage of the distributed ledger's most innovative features.

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Mozilla to harden Firefox defenses with site isolation, a la Chrome

With 'Project Fission,' the developer hopes to wall off malicious sites and attack code so websites don't bring down the whole browser.

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How to use your Mac safely in public places

If you use your Mac in public places, it makes sense to take precautions against theft, loss, and hacks.

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All about Android upgrades (and why they're late) | TECH(talk)

The release of a new version of Android always causes a hopeful stir among users. So why does it take so long for device makers to roll them out?

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With latest mobile security hole, could we at least focus on the right things?

A bunch of apps from some major players were recently tripped up by a security/privacy hole from a third-party analytics app. But everyone is focusing on the wrong lesson.

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Does Workplace have a Facebook problem?

Facebook is pushing into the enterprise with its Workplace collaboration software, but problems plaguing its better-known social media network could raise red flags for companies.

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It's time to block Windows Automatic Updating

Patch Tuesday’s tomorrow, which means today offers an excellent opportunity to make sure your machine is braced for impact. Here’s your step-by-step guide to blocking patches as they come out the chute, so you can install them...

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How to stay as private as possible on Apple's iPad and iPhone

How to use the tools Apple has given you to protect your privacy on an iOS device.

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Microsoft: Watch out for zero days; deferred patches, not so much

Yesterday’s Blue Hat IL presentation from MSRC shows that, in 2017-18, the threat from zero days far exceeds the threat of delaying patches by 30 days. Moreover, the vast majority of zero days are used in targeted attacks, not in...

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Get TotalAV Essential AntiVirus for $19.99 (80% off)

TotalAV works in harmony with all existing softwares already installed on your device, providing an unrivaled one-two punch of protection and performance maintenance for PC and Mac users alike.

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Why Apple is disabling Safari’s Do Not Track feature

Apple's decision to get rid of the ‘Do Not Track’ setting in its Safari browser is absolutely correct.

Throwback Thursday: Pick a card, any card ...

It’s all so random.

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The January Windows and Office patches are good to go

There are some rather obscure issues, but by and large, now’s a very good time to get Windows and Office caught up on patching. If you want to avoid Win10 1809 for now, block it. Watch out for the, uh, edge cases, and patch away.

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Huawei in hot water, more on Apple's rocky first-quarter | TECH(feed)

Today's episode features more on Apple’s first-quarter report, news that Google and the Internet Advertising Bureau are profiling users, collaboration software spending, and more problems for Huawei.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: January patches include a reprisal of KB 4023057 and a swarm of lesser bugs

Patches are crawling out of the woodwork, and bugs follow as night unto day. Be particularly cautious if you’re running a turn-of-the-century database application; and if you don’t want to be forced to Win10 1809, get your shields up. ...

It's a hack!

A few years after Y2K, this pilot fish has overall responsibility for his company's website -- which is why the frantic CEO emails him to say the website has been hacked.

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Blockchain: The complete guide

The much-hyped distributed ledger technology (DLT) has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, save money, streamline supply chains and disrupt IT in ways not seen since the internet arrived.

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