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Clothes make the crime.

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Why Microsoft is building a Bitcoin-based ID verification system

Microsoft has taken another step toward creating a secure identification platform that will allow users to own their personal data and keep it from the prying eyes of marketers and others.

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No, Google, Apple's privacy is not a luxury item

Google services are subsidised by profits made from your data.

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The SAP/Apple partnership changes everything

With SAP’s support, Apple’s CoreML and AR unlock enterprise productivity.

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Mozilla issues fix after it lets cert expire and Firefox add-ons go belly-up

A Sunday afternoon browser update fixed the lapsed certificate, which Mozilla had used to digitally sign Firefox extensions. After the certificate expired, the browser add-ons stopped working.

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Now’s the time to install the April Windows and Office patches

With one final April patch delivered in May, the time looks ripe to install last month’s patches. One antivirus manufacturer has a significant disagreement with Microsoft about the April patches, but you can easily bypass the problem...

Wayback Wednesday: At least he asked

Oh, don’t worry; we’ll get back to you.

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Microsoft tells IT admins to nix 'obsolete' password reset practice

The company now says forcing users to routinely reset passwords at pre-set time intervals doesn't work as well other security options.

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Why wearables, health records and clinical trials need a blockchain injection

The future of healthcare could rely on the open transmission of patient data for any number of reasons – from treatment data to clinical trials – and one technology could serve as a secure conduit: blockchain.

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FedEx CIO: It’s time to mandate blockchain for international shipping

With governments calling on manufacturers and shipping companies to more closely guard their chain of custody as parts and products move between borders, FedEx sees a single, standardized ledger as common sense.

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Apple edges closer to cursory code review for all Mac apps

In a message to developers, the company said it will soon require all macOS apps to pass at least a cursory review before they can be downloaded and run by users.

Security theater, ’80s style

These are not the Apple computers you are looking for.

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Here's an easier way to block the IE XXE zero day security hole

Many well-intentioned people recommend you disable/uninstall Internet Explorer right now to guard against a newly published zero day. It turns out there’s a much simpler way to fix the problem, as long as you don’t rely on MHT files....

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Win7/8.1/Server patch conflicts abated, somewhat, but it’s still too early to install the April crop

The blue-screen-inducing behavior in Sophos and Avast antivirus products has been addressed by emergency new versions. Avira, oddly, has yanked its advisories, but there’s no announced all-clear. In all cases, it’s still much too...

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Google, Hyperledger launch online identity management tools

The new tools enable mobile-based options for employees to sign into corporate applications or create self-sovereign identities, access to which they control.

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You Can Now Get This Award-Winning VPN For Just $1/month

With Ivacy VPN, you can finally browse and stream securely and lag-free. Get complete peace-of-mind while you surf the web with its built-in security and anonymity features.

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Massive bank app security holes: You might want to go back to that money under the mattress tactic

A new report from a well-regarded payments consulting firm has found a lengthy list of security insanity while examining several major fintech company mobile apps.

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With its Apple Card, Apple edges further into financial services

Apple's new credit card threatens to cut out some of the financial services middlemen, though for now it's still tied to a bank and credit card issuer. That could change, however, giving users even greater benefits in the future.

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Microsoft connects rival browsers to Windows 10's Application Guard

Using separate add-ons for the Chrome and Firefox browsers, Microsoft has connected those browsers with Windows 10's advanced security technology.

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ASUS Live Update Utility cracked, installs ShadowHammer backdoor on 1M PCs, but only 600 targeted

In yet another Rock Star malware announcement, Kaspersky unveils spectacular details of craftily subverted ASUS automatic update servers. Kaspersky estimates 1 million infections, but only 600 hand-coded machines targeted. Mostly,...

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