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What is blockchain technology?

Cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin has garnered most of the media coverage and hype to date, but keep your eye on blockchain – this new technology is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter century ago....

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What’s new in Windows 10 security features: The privacy edition

Here's what you need to know about each security update to Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for the 1803 feature release.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely

Windows 10 Pro users can use an enterprise-class version of the Edge browser, called Windows Device Application Guard, for secure surfing. Here's how to use it.

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Best Android antivirus? The top 11 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 11 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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Defending against mobile technology threats | Salted Hash Ep 24

What are the current dangers in mobile technology and what are the strategies to keep yourself protected? Join host Steve Ragan from the show floor at RSA 2018, where he talks with Will LaSala, director of Security Solutions and...

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How have network firewalls evolved?

Firewalls have become ubiquitous across the enterprise IT landscape because of their proven ability to stop bad traffic from entering corporate networks and protect a company’s most valuable assets. So how have firewalls evolved over...

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Mingis on Tech: All about Android security

Google's Android operating system sometimes gets unfairly maligned as being weak on security. Computerworld blogger JR Raphael explains why that's a misconception.

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The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

Microsoft cites 24% jump in tech support scams

According to the FBI, cybercrooks have changed tactics and sometimes pose as government agents or tech support reps for GPS, printer or cable companies, or virtual currency exchangers.

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Microsoft boosts anti-phishing skills of Chrome, the IE and Edge killer

The company has released an add-on for Chrome – dubbed 'Windows Defender Browser Protection' – that effectively gives up a major asset in its own Edge browser.

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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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Avast Security Pro for Mac review: Everything a modern antivirus app needs and a little bit more

An all-around champion has strong malware-fighting abilities packaged with worthwhile extras.

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Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac review: Solid malware prevention with no frills

Trend Micro Antivirus has a solid set of features and performs very well in malware detection and blocking, including intercepting some kinds of ransomware.

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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.

GrayKey: What you need to know about this iPhone hacker and how to protect yourself

Updated information about a turnkey, automated cracking system marketed to law enforcement makes it clear users should pick longer passcodes.

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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...

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