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Can the police search your phone?

Enterprises work hard to protect company secrets. Here’s why the biggest threat may be law enforcement.

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2 undocumented patches from Microsoft may solve the 1803 TLS 1.2 blocking problem

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it wouldn’t push Win10 1803 upgrades onto 1709 machines if the machine has a .Net app (such as QuickBooks Desktop) that relies on TLS 1.2 security. Now it looks as if there’s a fix — but...

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IBM, Maersk launch blockchain-based shipping platform with 94 early adopters

After testing it earlier this year, the two companies announced scores of early adopters have agreed to pilot the distributed ledger technology, enabling them to track shipments in near-real time.

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How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

Worried about privacy issues in Windows 10? Here's what you can do.

Throwback Thursday: How did...er, DIDN'T he do that?

It's 1977, and this company decides its newly constructed data center needs a state-of-the-art system to provide physical security -- which doesn't quite work as planned.

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Patch Tuesday fallout: Bad docs, but so far no major problems

In spite of an enormous number of erroneous “known issues” warnings, this month’s crop of Windows and Office patches seems to fix most of the bugs in last month’s patches.

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Blockchain phase 2: Will it scale?

As blockchain grows in popularity, so does the conundrum of how to scale it while maintaining or boosting performance so it can compete with today's transaction networks.

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A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

Give yourself added peace of mind with this powerful but buried security option in Google's Android 9 Pie release.

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Patch Tuesday’s coming: Block Windows Update and pray we don’t get fooled again

Another Patch Tuesday is approaching. To avoid the bug chaos that could happen -- like we saw last month -- make sure Automatic Update for Windows is turned off.

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Blue Team Village, DEF CON 2018 | Salted Hash Ep 43

Host Steve Ragan talks to Munin, a staffer at the DEF CON Blue Team Village about what's happening and what you can expect.

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A word to the wise: Skip Microsoft’s July patches

Microsoft's Windows and Office patches for July are still a mess. Perhaps August will be better.

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An inside look at hybrid Office 365 phishing attacks | Salted Hash Ep 41

In this episode, Steve Ragan shows what a hybrid phishing attack looks like as it starts off on one service, and quickly moves to another.

Grand Theft IT? Not quite

This company's sales team is getting new laptops, and they're being upgraded 80 at a time -- but that isn't the only reason not much is lost when thieves break in.

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What is a phishing kit? Watch this in-depth explainer | Salted Hash Ep 39

What is a phishing kit? In this video, Steve Ragan offers an answer and a look at some of the kits Salted Hash has collected.

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TSMC's iPhone chip attack is a wake-up call for enterprise security

TSMC's WannaCry-related ransomware attack should be a wake-up call for enterprises at every level of connected manufacturing that they are already under attack.

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How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Even if it’s doing so out of self-interest, the company has been acting as a force for good.

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An introduction to Kit Hunter, a phishing kit detector | Salted Hash Ep 40

Kit Hunter, a basic Python script written by host Steve Ragan, searches on common tag elements to find hidden phishing kits on a web server.

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Windows updaters express frustrations. Microsoft responds.

Earlier this week, Susan Bradley published a comprehensive look at the results of her survey of nearly 2,000 Windows updaters. Now, Microsoft has officially weighed in.

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