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 2021-12-03 19:10 

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Arch-based EndeavourOS 21.4 'Atlantis' operating system is here with Linux 5.15...

Happy Friday, fellow Lixux distro-hoppers! The weekend is almost here, and once again, we have a new version of a Linux-based operating system to play with. This time, it is an exciting rolling-release distro called "EndeavourOS.4; Today, version 2...

 2021-12-03 13:53 

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Enterprise security leaders think traditional methods aren't meeting modern threats...

A new study of 200 IT security decision makers working at organisations with more than 1,000 employees in the UK reveals that 89 percent think traditional approaches don't protect against modern threats. The report from threat detection and response c...

 2021-12-03 13:48 

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No time like the present for running an ethical and effective phishing simulation...

No organization in any industry is immune to a phishing attack. As organizations reduce their office footprints and the world of work has evolved into the now normal hybrid and remote models of working, organizations are wide open to cybersecurity attacks...

 2021-12-03 11:34 

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Best Windows apps this week...

Four-hundred-sixty-seven in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the past seven days. Microsoft released a new build to the Windows 11 I...

 2021-12-03 10:56 

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How smart technology is changing the supply chain [Q&A]...

Suppliers, distributors and customers alike are faced with rising supply chain costs, partly as a result of disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea of smart contracts, using blockchain and the IoT to automate contract execution, has been arou...

 2021-12-02 20:47 

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Microsoft making it easier to reject Edge and set a different default browser in Windows 11...

Despite recently taking away the option to open internal links in other browsers, and stepping up its campaign to convince would-be Chrome users to stay with Edge, it seems Microsoft has made a surprise change in Windows 11 that will make it easier for us...

 2021-12-02 16:21 

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Why it's essential to find a cloud hosting partner who serves you and your clients' needs...

With so many competing providers advertising themselves as the best, it's essential to know how to find a cloud hosting partner who effectively serves you and your clients' needs. It can be enough of a headache managing your cloud services, let al...

 2021-12-02 15:43 

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Software developers at biggest risk of cybersecurity breaches...

Software development companies are among the most at risk from breaches, according to new research from cybersecurity firm Foxtech. The research used cyber risk scores, calculated using publicly available information and an analysis of a wide range of cyb...

 2021-12-02 15:06 

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New report identifies malicious activity 'hotspots'...

Threats like phishing and spam are often linked to specific domains, understanding how to spot these can help to strengthen threat intelligence. Domain name and DNS-based predictive threat intelligence company DomainTools has used its database of more tha...

 2021-12-02 14:10 

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Women still face challenges in pursuing tech careers...

While female employees have gained hard-fought ground in the workplace, in the tech sector a large gap still exists when it comes to opportunities for professional development and career advancement according to a new report. The study from digital learni...

 2021-12-02 13:20 

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Vivaldi 5.0 debuts shareable themes, new tablet-friendly design...

The world's most customizable browser just got a major update. Vivaldi 5.0 arrives on desktop and Android with a host of new features. Desktop users get a brand-new Themes editor, with the ability to share custom themes with others easily, while two-l...

 2021-12-02 12:38 

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Microsoft is pestering Chrome downloaders to stick with Edge and its 'added trust'...

It is certainly not unknown for Microsoft to use Windows and other software it produces to promote its own products. In many ways, the likes of Windows 11 serve as an ad platform for the company. Now the Windows-maker has upped its efforts to discourage p...

 2021-12-02 09:18 

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Square's rebranding as Block could signal a move into crypto...

Having stepped down as CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey is not done with change. His company Square has just announced that it is changing its name to Block -- something it says "differentiates the Square brand, which was built for the Seller business, fro...

 2021-12-02 08:35 

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Meta explains why it is taking so long to bring end-to-end encryption to Facebook Messenger and Instagram -- and what it is doing in the meantime...

Meta recently announced that the protection, privacy and security offered by end-to-end encryption will not be coming to Facebook Messenger or Instagram until some time in 2023. Until then, anyone looking to send secure messages through Meta's platfor...

 2021-12-01 21:26 

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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 22509 with new layout options for Start...

Having taken a week off last week for Thanksgiving, the Windows 11 development team today rolls out a fresh new build to Insiders in the Dev Channel. The key new addition in Build 22509 is a set of improvements designed to make it easier to browse the web...

 2021-12-01 18:50 

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Barnes and Noble unveils NOOK GlowLight 4...

Do you like to read? Me neither. I mean, sometimes it can be enjoyable, but let's be honest -- television is usually much better. Unless a book is truly exceptional, I'd rather watch a movie or TV show instead. And if I do have to read a book, it ...

 2021-12-01 18:04 

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Sink or swim: Why your business resiliency depends on your Active Directory recovery strategy...

Who could forget the infamous NotPetya attack of 2017? Within hours, malware crippled companies around the globe -- most notably shipping giant Maersk. Because while Maersk had backups of many of its mission-critical servers, no one at the company could l...

 2021-12-01 16:59 

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Microsoft introduces Teams Essentials for small businesses...

The pandemic unquestionably accelerated the move to working from home, and the likes of Zoom and Microsoft stepped up to provide the tools needed for this shift. Today, Microsoft announces the general availability of Teams Essentials, a standalone, lower-...

 2021-12-01 15:38 

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Why remote workforces need better strategies for security and data protection [Q&A]...

The last couple of years have seen businesses undergo a major shift to remote and hybrid working, largely driven by the pandemic. But this same period has also seen record numbers of data breaches. Often these attacks begin with phishing to get hold of cr...

 2021-12-01 14:28 

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Get 'Linux Security Fundamentals' ($24 value) FREE for a limited time...

Linux Security Fundamentals provides basic foundational concepts of securing a Linux environment. The focus of this book is the digital self-defense of an individual user. This includes a general understanding of major threats against individual computing...

 2021-12-01 13:57 

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Google cloud hacks mostly used for illegal cryptomining...

New data from AtlasVPN shows that 86 percent of hacked Google Cloud accounts are used for illegal cryptomining. Besides cryptojacking, other uses of compromised accounts include conducting port scanning of other targets on the Internet, occurring 10 perce...

 2021-12-01 11:19 

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Malware gets more sophisticated and is more likely to demand a ransom...

New analysis of more than 200,000 malware samples by Picus Security, a pioneer of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) technology, looks at attacker behavior over the last 12 months. The 2021 Red Report highlights the top 10 most widely seen attack techniqu...

 2021-12-01 09:56 

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Twitter updates privacy policy to ban unauthorized images and videos of people...

Twitter has announced an important change to its privacy policy so that the sharing of images and videos of people without consent is now forbidden. In many ways this is simply a tightening up of existing privacy protections and anti-doxxing policies, giv...

 2021-12-01 08:47 

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Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.51.0 with lots of fixes, a new mouse utility... and two exciting teasers...

The release of a PowerToys update is always exciting, but this is especially true when Microsoft adds new utilities. And with the release of PowerToys v0.51.0, the development team does not disappoint. We recently told you that the team was busily working...

 2021-11-30 18:54 

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Download 4MLinux 38.0 now...

With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it is time for us turn our collective sights towards holiday shopping. Yes, this is the time of year many of us lighten our wallets and go into debt so we can buy the love of friends and family with gifts. After y...

 2021-11-30 17:49 

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Will our new edtech toys grow old quickly?...

Universities in the UK and beyond have found themselves at the forefront of a revolution in digital teaching provision, driven by necessity and yet all but unplanned. There have been successes which will continue to form part of learning and teaching for ...

 2021-11-30 17:06 

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Windows 11 edges closer to 10 percent market share...

Windows 11 was first released two months ago, and although it has some tough system requirements (most notably the need for TPM 2.0), and it's still only being rolled out to compatible systems, the new OS is fast gaining market share. It still has a l...

 2021-11-30 14:49 

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International Computer Security Day seeks to raise awareness...

It seems like a while since we've had a day dedicated to some aspect of the tech world, so if you're looking for something to celebrate in the lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas you'll be pleased to hear that today is International Comput...

 2021-11-30 14:00 

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Vulnerabilities found in HP multi-function printers...

Researchers at F-Secure have discovered vulnerabilities in more than 150 HP multifunction printer (MFP) products. These could allow attackers to seize control of vulnerable devices, steal information, and further infiltrate networks to inflict other types...

 2021-11-30 09:04 

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Zoom boosts security with automatic updates for Windows and macOS -- but Linux users miss out...

Many things have come as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the increased usage of video messaging and video conferencing tools is one interesting phenomenon. At the start of coronavirus-related lockdowns and periods of working from home, Zoom rockete...

 2021-11-29 15:02 

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Telehealth takes off but security concerns persist...

While 91 percent of medical organizations have already implemented telehealth capabilities, 52 percent of respondents have experienced cases where patients refused to use the services due to security concerns. This is the key finding of a new research stu...

 2021-11-29 13:42 

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0patch beats Microsoft to fix serious local privilege escalation vulnerability in Windows...

Once again, micro-patching firm 0patch has beaten Microsoft to the punch, releasing an unofficial patch for a zero- day vulnerability in Windows. This time around we're talking about CVE-2021-24084, a local privilege escalation (LPE) zero-day vulnerab...

 2021-11-29 11:00 

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How next-generation remote desktops are giving power users more flexibility [Q&A]...

Driven by the pandemic, remote work has been normalized in many offices. But while it works for many tasks it's not so useful for power users. Think architects, 3D developers, game developers and designers who rely on high-powered computing to get the...

 2021-11-28 16:28 

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How to prepare for and prevent a ransomware attack...

There has been a lot of media attention lately in certain industries around a type of ransomware called DopplePaymer. Using this ransomware, an adversary will gain access to an organization. From there, they will start infecting systems and will demand a ...

 2021-11-28 09:33 

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Microsoft fixes problems that took GitHub offline...

It may be a holiday weekend for many, but few people would be expecting websites and online services to take time off. Unfortunately, that's precisely what happened with GitHub after an outage left developers unable to access the site. On Saturday eve...

 2021-11-27 16:04 

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It's time for rail companies to get smarter with data...

The rail network is awash with data. There are systems measuring everything you could possibly compute -- from ticket sales and toilet cleaning to punctuality and passenger satisfaction. Use this data smartly, and you have the power to transform your trai...

 2021-11-27 09:35 

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KB5007205 update for Windows is breaking Microsoft Defender for Endpoint...

Microsoft has revealed that a recent update for Windows has been causing problems that could have left systems unprotected and open to attack. After installing the KB5007205 update, some system administrators have found that Microsoft Defender for Endpoin...

 2021-11-26 14:57 

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Best Windows apps this week...

Four-hundred-sixty-six in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the past seven days. Microsoft released preview updates for Windows 10 th...

 2021-11-26 10:23 

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Why real-time analysis is key to making better use of data [Q&A]...

Businesses of all types generate ever larger quantities of data, but while this should be an invaluable resource to drive decision making the sheer volume can create difficulties. Analyzing data in real time is the ideal but it can be surprisingly hard to...

 2021-11-26 09:59 

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CronRAT is a new Linux malware set to strike on February 31st...

Yes, you did read the headline correctly; security researchers have discovered a stealthy new remote access trojan (RAT) designed to attack Linux systems. Named CronRAT, the malware hides as a scheduled task and is configured to run on a non-existent date...

 2021-11-25 17:15 

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6 techy ways to entice new talent during The Great Resignation...

If you've been paying attention to the news lately, you know that many people are choosing to leave their jobs for various reasons. This period is being coined as "The Great Resignation." Employers across all sectors are looking for new ways t...

 2021-11-25 16:53 

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Ransomware remains a threat 30 years on...

As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms and in today's digitized world this has become a gold mine for cyber criminals. In fact, we have seen cyber...

 2021-11-25 12:15 

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The gaming industry's latest challenge: DDoS protection...

Like moths to a flame, hackers always go where the action is. As the COVID-19 pandemic drove work away from the office, businesses have faced one cyberattack after another on their remote work infrastructure. Meanwhile, a boom in virtual entertainment has...

 2021-11-25 10:39 

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45 percent of Brits don't trust tech companies to safeguard their data...

A survey of 2,000 UK adults, reveals that 45 percent don't trust big tech companies to safeguard their personal data. The study from NexGen Cloud finds 66 percent concerned about how tech giants are able to collect and use their personal information. ...

 2021-11-25 09:06 

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Microsoft releases KB5007253 update to fix MSI issues and yet more printer problems in Windows...

It is the time of the month that sees Microsoft releasing preview versions of upcoming updates for Windows, and this is precisely what the company has done with the optional KB5007253 Preview cumulative update for Windows 10. Available for Windows 10 vers...

 2021-11-24 17:08 

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Five signs your technology is enabling your business...

We live in a world that's driven by technology. It has seeped into every part of our lives and the corporate realm is no exception. In fact, during the peak of the pandemic, the quick adoption of innovative technology helped many organizations survive...

 2021-11-24 14:50 

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Phishing, ransomware and human error are seen as biggest security threats...

New research from Python software house STX Next finds that that CTOs see human error, ransomware and phishing as the biggest security threats. The study of 500 CTOs globally shows 59 percent still see human error as the main security threat to their busi...

 2021-11-24 11:33 

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Zero-day vulnerability could give an attacker admin access in Windows 11 and older...

A security researcher has revealed a serious vulnerability affecting Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server. By exploiting the vulnerability, an attacker would be able to easily gain administrative privileges on a victim's system. The discovery and...

 2021-11-24 10:15 

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The machine identity crisis -- and what to to about it [Q&A]...

Every single networked machine relies on an identity -- in the form of cryptographic keys or digital certificates -- so that it can identify itself and communicate with other machines securely. In the wrong hands though machine identities can enable cyber...

 2021-11-23 22:51 

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OWC launches Mercury Elite Pro mini USB-C storage drive for Mac, Windows, and Linux...

Solid state drives make wonderful internal boot drives for computers, but they are also great options for external storage too. Not only are they often smaller than mechanical hard disk drives, but they also use less power and are much quicker. With that ...

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