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Mozilla patches Firefox zero-day as attackers exploit flaw

The release of Firefox 72.0.1 came just one day after the newest version of the browser rolled out and fixes a type confusion bug in the IonMonkey JavaScript JIT (Just-in-Time) compiler of SpiderMonkey.

Toy soldiers + binary code / wargames / cyberwarfare

Your Windows PC may become collateral damage in any conflict with Iran

Cyberwarfare is almost inevitable, and the most vulnerable PCs are going to get hit.

Social engineering / social media security / privacy breach / fraud

Apple wants privacy laws to protect its users

And it continues to reject demands for security 'backdoors.'

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FAQ: Last-minute answers about Windows 7's post-retirement patches

The end of support for Windows 7 is coming up fast. For those still running the aging OS, here's what you need to know about Microsoft's Extended Security Updates program.

cloud network assets / cryptocurrency / IoT / disruptive technologies / digital transformation

Top 3 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2020

Look for blockchain to mature, artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve cybersecurity, and edge computing to see higher adoption rates. Those are some of the insights gleaned from experts who took part in a recent IDG...

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Amid privacy and security failures, digital IDs advance

Blockchain-based digital wallets could give owners control over their digital identity in a way that would eliminate the business silo systems of today.

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Will spam die in 2020?

The problem with spam isn't that it's a time-wasting annoyance, but that it drives us away from phone calls and emails to bad media.

Computerworld  |  Shark Tank

Windows vulnerability

The guinea pig would rather not get shot.

Industry 4.0 / Industrial IoT / Smart Factory / virtual display

Ultra Wideband (UWB) explained (and why it’s in the iPhone 11)

Ultra Wideband and IoT devices hold the promise of more precise location services as well as secure access to a myriad of systems. The technology, which has been around for years, is built into the latest iPhones.

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Most popular tech stories of 2019

Insider Pro subscribers pick the Top 10 articles published in our debut year.

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Microsoft blinks: Security Essentials will continue to receive updates after Jan. 14

According to an official post, the company will continue to ship updates to Microsoft Security Essentials after Win7’s demise on Jan. 7. At least, that's what we've been promised. The FAQ hasn't been fixed yet.

compromised data / security breach / vulnerability

How bad can text security be? One company just showed us.

A massive number of text messages were stored in plaintext, with no security at all.

Windows logo with padlocks

Will Microsoft stop updating its Security Essentials on Jan. 14? Are you sure?

A very poorly worded support document and a glimpse at the past have me wondering if Microsoft will, in fact, continue supporting its premier Win7 antivirus product after Win7 hits the skids next month.

Computerworld  |  Shark Tank

The usual suspects

So, she’s a one-woman IT department AND a private eye?

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Apple is forcing the ad industry to change

Apple is reducing the quantity of data advertisers can harvest from your online life.

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Patch Tuesday brings a reprise of the Autopilot debacle, now quashed, and another Win7 nag

December’s Patch Tuesday seems to be causing few problems — no doubt because it’s a very minimal crop, with very few announced bug fixes. The 'exploited' security flaw is a yawner. A one-off patch for Autopilot, KB 4532441, has...

Internet of Things (IoT) / security alert / wireless network management

Blockchain/IoT integration accelerates, hits a 'sweet spot'

IoT and blockchain may be a natural fit, but it will still take five to 10 years before kinks are worked out and the two technologies can reach their full potential, according to Gartner.

Android Security

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security doesn't have to be a source of stress. These level-headed steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.

Microsoft Windows security  >  Windows laptop + logo with binary lock and key

Microsoft to end updates to Windows 7's free AV software, Security Essentials

When support for Windows 7 ends on Jan. 14, Microsoft will also stop providing new malware signatures for its home-grown Security Essentials software.

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All about the latest iPhone location privacy scare

While concerns are overblown, it's no surprise people worry.

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