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You won’t believe why the Win7 Monthly Rollup, KB 4093118, keeps installing itself

A kludge built on a Carnak kludge, combined with a quirk in the way Windows Update works, has led to voluminous reports of KB 4093118 re-re-re-installing itself. Unless Microsoft fixes the bad setting, you may get re-installs...

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Honeypots and the evolution of botnets | Salted Hash Ep 23

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Israel Barak, CISO at Cybereason, about his firm's recent honeypot research, which gathered information showing how the bot landscape is evolving.

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9 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Android's own native security options aren't always obvious — but they're absolutely worth your while to embrace and understand.

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The gift that keeps on giving: Win7 Monthly Rollup KB 4093118 installs over and over

Multiple, angry reports say the newly fixed Win7 Monthly Rollup for April installs successfully, then installs again, and again — on both 32- and 64-bit versions of Win7. The only known solution is to hide the update.

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How to use a strong passcode to better secure your iPhone

With at least two companies selling technology that can be used by law enforcement and government agencies to unlock iPhones, this would be a good time to safeguard your information with a stronger passcode. Here's how.

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What is Windows Hello? Microsoft’s biometrics security system explained

Windows Hello gives Windows 10 users an alternative way to log into their devices and applications using a fingerprint, iris scan or facial recognition. Here’s what the technology does, who uses it and the hardware required.

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Patches for Win10 1703 and 1607, and a brain-twisting update to the Win7 IP bug fix

Just one week after a round of cumulative updates for Windows 10 versions, we get two additional, big patches for Win10 1703 and 1607. There’s also a confusing re-issue of KB 4099950, the largely misunderstood and poorly documented...

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Is it time to kill the pen test? | Salted Hash Ep 22

Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, talking with guest Adrian Sanabria, director of research at Savage Security, about de-emphasizing network penetration tests to put more focus on attack simulations and helping...

Android Security Facts

Before you panic: 6 things to remember about Android security

The next Android security scare will seem a lot less scary with these six critical facts in mind.

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SaaS security: Beyond the app

In addition to looking at the app itself, you should check out what your SaaS provider (or others) say about their infrastructure and understand whether they also appear to be good SaaS cybersecurity citizens.

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12+ things you can do with a locked iPhone

Learn what you can do with a locked iPhone and how to switch these features off.

Well, DID she ever change her password?

This pilot fish manages an email system for several clients, and he needs to pick good passwords from the get-go -- because these users will never bother changing them.

When every public screen is your personal screen

Augmented reality without glasses or goggles? It’s called ‘parallel reality,’ and it’s coming soon.

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Does moving your pen drag the canvas? Welcome to yet another bug in Win10 1709 patches

The company hasn’t officially acknowledged the bug just yet, but a brave Microsoft engineer has presented a detailed explanation of it, complete with a manual Registry fix. It seems that beta testers liked the new behavior so much,...

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Two vendors now sell iPhone cracking technology – and police are buying

Local and regional police departments and federal agencies are lining up to buy technology from two companies whose products can bypass iPhone security mechanisms.

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Everything you need to know about Apple's GDPR privacy upgrade

Included in Apple's update to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), customers will be able to download all the information Apple keeps about them.

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Patch Tuesday brings some surprises, some early crashes, and a surreal solution

Windows 7 and Server 2008R2 continue to get beaten into the ground, and the Win10 1709 patch prompts complaints, as the Windows security patching business gets even more complex.

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What happened to the new spring update, Windows 10 version 1803?

Most of the Windows testing world anxiously anticipated that Microsoft would drop Win10 version 1803 yesterday, but we got bupkis — and a tiny patch that may hold the clue for the delay.

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