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Inside the trillion-dollar selfie industrial complex

The taking of selfies and other photographs inspired and driven in part by social sharing is the key to the future of business, marketing and the artificial intelligence age.

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

Free and cheap ways to learn about IT security

From recovering deleted files to setting up an intrusion detection system, these seven projects give you hands-on experience with an array of security tasks.

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Dual biometrics may just be the authentication answer we need

It solves a big problem with biometric authentication and opens up some intriguing possibilities.

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Chrome bug that lets sites secretly record audio and video is not a flaw Google says

Pay close attention to what permissions you grant websites as you can't depend on the red recording indicator on a Chrome tab to alert you that a site is recording audio and video.

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Answering the WannaCry wake-up call

Organizations can take steps to better protect themselves from future disruptions from ransomware.

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US 'might' ban laptops on all international flights & TSA may make you unpack carry-ons

DHS Secretary John Kelly said the US 'might' extend the ban of laptops in cabins on all international flights. The TSA 'likely will' make travelers unpack carry-on bags and sort items into bins as part of increased aviation security.

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The WannaCry scramble

A widespread ransomware attack propagating as a worm was a legitimate cause of alarm.

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Appeals court gives Wikimedia thumbs up to sue NSA for 'Upstream' surveillance

Wikimedia can move forward in suing the NSA for unconstitutional ‘Upstream’ surveillance, appeals court ruled.

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Former NSA chief weighs in on cybersecurity, cyberespionage at ZertoCon

Retired Gen. Michael Hayden held nothing back when addressing cybersecurity pros at the ZertoCon conference in Boston.

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Wikileaks reveals potent Windows malware from the CIA

It could take over a machine, delete files and upload more malicious code.

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Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

As more companies move to ban the use of public Wi-Fi networks by employees, here's a rundown of how to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks when traveling.

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5 ways to stop future global malware attacks

Governments, vendors and user companies all can do more.

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No, Windows XP didn't fuel WannaCry

The global WannaCry attack that started 10 days ago affected just a handful of Windows XP PCs, a security expert said today.

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Winning the war on ransomware

By purchasing antivirus that have high detection rates, we can win the war on ransomware.

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Leak: Secret Facebook rules on what violence, self-harm and child abuse can be posted

Internal Facebook documents advising moderators on what content is to be censored or allowed has leaked.

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For enterprise protection, antivirus software is no longer enough

Security experts see antivirus software as part of a security setup that includes behavior analytics and artificial intelligence. But it can't catch everything.

Windows Defender does not defend Windows 7 against WannaCry

A number of articles about Wannacry/WannaCrypt point out that Microsoft updated Windows Defender to detect it. But, that's not the whole story for Windows 7 users.

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The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attacks, Dan Larson, technical director at CrowdStrike, offers advice on why organizations should take threats seriously and how to build a strong defense.

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The Windows firewall is the overlooked defense against WannaCry and Adylkuzz

For defending a Windows PC from LAN side attacks, the built-in firewall gets no respect. It can block TCP port 445 and prevent infection by both the WannaCry ransomware and the Adylkuzz cryptocurrency miner. An XP machine with all...

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CW@50: Vint Cerf on his 'love affair' with tech and what’s coming next

In an interview marking Computerworld's first 50 years of covering the tech industry, internet pioneer Vint Cerf looks back at the last half century in tech and ponders what's ahead for IT.

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