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How to monitor Windows to prevent credential theft attacks

Attackers are now enabling WDigest credential caching to allow them to harvest credentials. Here’s how to spot it.

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Mozilla first reveals, then conceals, paid support plan for Firefox

For more than a week, Mozilla touted a service called 'Mozilla Enterprise Client Support' for Firefox, then pulled the information off its website.

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All about U.S. tech antitrust investigations | TECH(feed)

Four large tech companies -- Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook are under investigation in the U.S. for allegedly anticompetitive behavior. These antitrust investigations on both the federal and state levels are aimed at uncovering...

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Now let me guess your password

I’m going with 123456.

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Mozilla previews Firefox VPN, will charge for service at some point

The company's Firefox Private Network is an extension that encrypts traffic between Firefox and websites to better secure user data and privacy.

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Heads up: Microsoft is back to snooping with this month’s Win7 and 8.1 'security-only' patches

If you thought you could install Microsoft’s 'security-only' patches and just, you know, get security fixes, think again. This month’s KB 4516033 (Win7) and KB 4516064 (Win8.1) install and activate full telemetry.

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Throwback Thursday: Let’s get an expert opinion

Was he on vacation or at a seminar on blame-shifting?

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Windows 10 1909: What's in it for enterprises?

This fall's update for Windows 10 may not include a raft of new features, but it does offer something even more important to enterprise IT: extended support that should make future upgrades easier to manage.

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Lemonade is changing the way we insure our homes

Your home can be broken into or destroyed by a natural disaster when you least expect it. When that happens, how will you get back on your feet? Ideally, you would’ve been paying homeowner’s or renter’s insurance to cover your...

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How to set up Microsoft Teams for security and compliance

These are the security and compliance decisions you need to make when deploying Microsoft Teams.

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How to take full advantage of Android 10's privacy-reclaiming powers

Attention, Android device owners: Follow these fast steps to make sure you get the full benefits from one of Android 10's most important additions.

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Heads up: A free, working exploit for BlueKeep just hit

If you haven’t yet installed the May Windows patches (yes, May), your machine just inherited a giant “Kick me” sign.

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How the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will affect you and your business | TECH(talk)

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is, in some ways, similar to Europe's GDPR. This rule, which goes into effect in 2020, gives individual users more ownership over their own data. Users can even refuse to allow companies to...

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Time to install the August Windows patches — but watch out for the bugs

We’re still smarting from a deluge of Win10 version 1903 patch bugs, but with Patch Tuesday coming, now’s a good time to get your updates updated. Most of the problems have workarounds, so if you’re cognizant and cautious, you should...

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FTC fines YouTube, but do fines really encourage change? | TECH(feed)

The FTC hit yet another tech company with a seemingly massive fine for mishandling user data. This time, YouTube, owned by Google, is forced to pay $170 million for collecting data about children under 13 without parental consent. The...

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Why Apple’s little ‘Find My’ Tile competitor is big news

One step toward Apple-developed home security systems?

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How to disable basic or legacy authentication to set up MFA in Office 365

Microsoft recommends setting up multi-factor authentication in Windows 10 for better security, but you have to disable basic or legacy authentication first.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

The August 2019 Windows patches aren’t yet complete, as of today, but they’ve been churning in convoluted circles, thanks to a bizarre beta test numbering scheme. Even at this late date, the DejaBlue vs VB/VBA quandary still hangs in...

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