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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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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.

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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What is 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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Apple’s Group FaceTime: A place for spies?

Apple has disabled Group FaceTime following discovery of a flaw that could potentially let people hear audio from other people’s devices without permission.

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Sharding: What it is and why many blockchain protocols rely on it

Sharding could be the key to allowing blockchains to scale, while maintaining the privacy and security features that make the distributed ledger technology so hot. But there are hurdles that need to be addressed.

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'We need new privacy laws,' urges Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook is urging government regulation to regulate shady data brokers and to protect user privacy.

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Start-up Devvio claims its blockchain can handle 8M transactions a second

The new blockchain protocol, Devv, was demoed at CES; backers say it outperforms other distributed ledger technologies and traditional financial networks such as VisaNet. Analysts are skeptical.

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How to create and open compressed files on iPhone, iPad

Many enterprises rely on zip files to exchange data, particularly confidential data. So, how can you move beyond the limits of iOS?

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Enterprise iPhones will soon be able to use security dongles

It will be possible to enhance iPhone security with hardware-based physical authentication dongles.

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Mingis on Tech: As blockchain hype cools, a 'trough of disillusionment' for 2019?

A year ago, blockchain aficionados were all but declaring the distributed ledger technology would be bigger than the internet. Maybe so, but not yet. So where does blockchain go from here?

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IT security team at this university gets a rude awakening: Somebody is using one of their servers to launch denial-of-service attacks -- and that's not the worst of it.

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Top 4 enterprise tech trends to watch in 2019

Security, AI, cloud computing and blockchain are all expected to see significant advances this year.

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In 2019, look for AI-enabled mobile devices – and a UEM push

As AI finds its way into mobile devices and virtual personal assistants proliferate in offices and boardrooms, IT admins will have to manage more – and more sophisticated – end points.

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