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 2020-09-25 13:59 

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Best Windows 10 apps this week...

Four-hundred-and-five in a series. Welcome to this week's overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 on the Microsoft Store in the past seven days. The next feature update for Windows 10, Windows 10 20H2, will be released ...

 2020-09-25 11:20 

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Employees say finding information is harder when working from home...

New research from enterprise search specialist Sinequa reveals that 61 percent of UK workers say it's harder to find the information they are looking for when working remotely. The top reasons given for this are that systems are slower from home (25 p...

 2020-09-25 11:19 

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Microsoft issues warning about actively exploited Zerologon vulnerability in Windows...

It is just days since the CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) issued an emergency warning about a critical Windows vulnerability. Now Microsoft has issued a warning that the vulnerability is being actively exploited and the company is ...

 2020-09-25 10:04 

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Moving business securely to the cloud [Q&A]...

A large majority of enterprises are now using the cloud, but moving to cloud-based solutions inevitably presents challenges, not least in security. We spoke to Sam Humphries, Security Strategist at SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) speciali...

 2020-09-25 08:38 

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Alleged source code for Windows XP and other Microsoft software leaks online...

Torrents have appeared online that apparently contain the source code for Windows XP, Windows 2000, and other software from Microsoft. Shared on the notorious 4chan, a collection of files approaching 50GB in size are also said to include the source code f...

 2020-09-24 23:41 

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Amazon unveils eero 6 Series with Wi-Fi 6...

When Amazon bought eero, many people were worried. After all, Amazon is a massive billion-dollar corporation -- there were legitimate concerns that the privacy of eero devices were in jeopardy. So far, however, eero has largely operated independently, and...

 2020-09-24 18:04 

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Amazon's new Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers get a spherical design...

It's that time of the year again when Amazon takes the wrap off its latest generation of hardware devices. As is to be expected, first up at 2020's virtual event is the fourth generation of its Echo smart speaker, and this one looks very different...

 2020-09-24 15:30 

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Security awareness training needs to be interesting to be effective...

A new survey of 1,000 US employees has found that boring security awareness training doesn't make them want to be secure. The study conducted by Osterman Research for MediaPRO shows that employees get far more benefit out of interesting and engaging t...

 2020-09-24 13:58 

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Audials One 2021 records audio and video streams faster than ever before...

The updated Audials One 2021 not only enables you to watch movies and shows from a range of streaming video providers and listen to streaming music services, but also to record content from these streams so you can keep audio and video forever for offline...

 2020-09-24 13:43 

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Building on existing networks risks exposes 5G to old risks...

Today's 5G networks mostly rely on the infrastructure of previous-generation 4G LTE networks. The non-standalone architecture has proved a quick way to provide subscribers with 5G access, however, this also exposes both the next-generation network and...

 2020-09-24 13:06 

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API investments remain strong despite tough times...

Around half of respondents to a new survey say that investment of time and resources into APIs will increase over the next 12 months, while another third think investments into APIs will stay the same, despite a tough economic environment. The study from ...

 2020-09-24 10:38 

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Pandemic provides boost to AI and ML adoption...

Companies are planning to increase their spending on AI/ML as a result of the pandemic, and many have realized that those initiatives should have been a higher priority for their organizations all along. A new survey of enterprise IT leaders from Algorith...

 2020-09-24 08:05 

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Google Maps adds new COVID-19 layer so you can track coronavirus trends...

Many countries are in the process of rolling out "track and trace" mobile apps to make it easier for people to determine whether they have been in contact with anyone who has contracted coronavirus. Now Google has added a new layer to Google Maps ...

 2020-09-23 18:38 

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ADATA XPG GAIA MINI PC is based on the Linux-friendly Intel NUC 9 Extreme Kit...

Back in July, we told you that the Intel NUC 9 Extreme was finally available for purchase. This diminutive computer offers some impressive performance for such a small body. At just 5L, it is quite amazing what Intel was able to cram inside. Not only will...

 2020-09-23 17:52 

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Get 'Values-Based Leadership For Dummies' ($17.99 value) FREE for a limited time...

Values-driven organizations are considered by some to be the most successful on the planet. They have high levels of engagement, generate higher earnings, and are more profitable by having an inclusive, multi-tiered strategy. It's a win-win! In Values...

 2020-09-23 17:43 

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Microsoft releases Windows 10 Build 20221 with Meet Now, Skype's Zoom alternative...

Yesterday, Microsoft rolled out a patch to what will be the Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2). This is available to those Insiders on the Beta and Release Preview Channels. Insiders on the Dev Channel shouldn't feel left out however, as today they...

 2020-09-23 16:46 

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Bitdefender Total Security v25 (2021) unveils new release schedule alongside improved user interface...

Everyone needs some form of protection against online threats, and while Windows has tightened its security over the years, it still only offers basic protection. For those looking for additional layers of protection, such as a more configurable firewall ...

 2020-09-23 14:42 

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How BEC attacks have adapted to the pandemic [Q&A]...

Business Email Compromise (BEC) attacks are increasingly used by attackers as a way of targeting organizations. New research from Abnormal Security indicates that these attacks have adapted to the pandemic, with Zoom becoming the most impersonated brand a...

 2020-09-23 13:43 

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80 percent of organizations have experienced a third-party breach...

Organizations are suffering from a lack of visibility into their supply chain and 8 percent experienced a breach that originated from vulnerabilities in their vendor ecosystem in the past year. A new report from cybersecurity services company BlueVoyant, ...

 2020-09-23 12:58 

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Lenovo further embraces Ubuntu Linux with its ThinkPad and ThinkStation computers...

Lenovo's ThinkPad and ThinkStation computers are legendary. They are very ell known for being well-built and reliable. That is why many businesses (and consumers) choose those computers for their needs. While these computers are mostly sold running Wi...

 2020-09-23 12:46 

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New offering aims to simplify cyber insurance for small and medium businesses...

With cyberattacks increasing in volume and new types of incidents occurring, businesses need protection for everything from network intrusion to ransomware and all the things in between. Many organizations are turning to cyber insurance to provide cover f...

 2020-09-23 11:13 

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Cyber attacks target video game companies and players...

High volumes of attacks have targeted video game companies and players between 2018 and 2020, with an inevitable uptick in attack traffic that correlates with COVID-19-related lockdowns. A new report from Akamai shows that game players themselves are subj...

 2020-09-23 10:13 

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Analysis of attacks reveals the top threats to cloud computing...

Moving systems to the cloud offers many benefits for organizations, but it also opens up a new range of threats. The Cloud Security Alliance has released a new report looking at case study analyses of recent attacks and data breaches to promote understand...

 2020-09-23 07:25 

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Microsoft releases Windows Terminal Preview 1.4 with important additions...

It has been a few weeks since there was an update to Windows Terminal, but now Microsoft has released a new version of the preview build. With Windows Terminal Preview v1.4.2652.0, the company has not only addressed various bugs, but also introduced key n...

 2020-09-22 21:22 

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Ubuntu-based Linux Lite 5.2 RC1 is here to replace Microsoft Windows on your PC...

Windows 7 and Windows 10 aren't terrible operating systems. In fact, they are both very good. With that said, the newest version of Windows 10 has many bugs. Unfortunately, since Windows 7 is no longer supported, its users are stuck in a conundrum. Th...

 2020-09-22 20:11 

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Microsoft releases new patch for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2)...

Four days ago, Microsoft started to roll out what it thought would be the final release for Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update as it's also known) to Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels -- Build 19042.508 (KB4571756). Today it updates ...

 2020-09-22 16:43 

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iOS 14: How to quickly perform various actions by tapping the back of your iPhone...

iOS 14 introduced a lot of useful new features to the iPhone and iPad. You'll know about the main ones, but there's a handy new way to quickly perform everyday tasks which you might not know about. You can get your iPhone to open the App Switcher ...

 2020-09-22 16:19 

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Microsoft Edge on Linux will be available to download next month...

Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser is very good. It's annoying that the company feels the need to force it on to Windows 10 users, but it's a big step up from the old version. We've known for a while that Microsoft was planning on...

 2020-09-22 16:01 

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KEF releases two new speakers today...

If you're in the market for new speakers then you have a lot of choices, but some brands stand out more than others. And one of those has two new models out today. KEF is launching the LS50 Meta (pictured above on the left) and LS50 Wireless II (on th...

 2020-09-22 15:38 

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Samsung unveils 980 PRO PCIe 4.0 SSD...

The solid state drive market is getting very exciting lately, with many manufacturers releasing PCIe 4.0-based drives. Just yesterday, we told you about a new model from ADATA. With a compatible motherboard/computer, you can achieve speeds that make SATA ...

 2020-09-22 15:35 

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Pre-order Xbox Series X and Series S consoles from the following retailers...

If you're interested in buying one of Microsoft's new games consoles -- either the ultra-powerful Xbox Series X, or the diminutive, and more affordable Xbox Series S -- today is the day to get your pre-orders in to avoid disappointment. There'...

 2020-09-22 15:03 

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Get 'Linux Administration Cookbook' ($35.99 value) FREE for a limited time...

Linux is one of the most widely used operating systems among system administrators, and even modern application and server development is heavily reliant on the Linux platform. The Linux Administration Cookbook is your go-to guide to get started on your L...

 2020-09-22 14:34 

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Cyberwarfare could be an imminent threat to organizations...

Cyberwarfare is a threat to their organization according to 71 percent of CISO, yet just over a fifth (22 percent) admit to not having a strategy in place to deal with this risk. However, Bitdefender's latest global study shows that the threat is bein...

 2020-09-22 13:52 

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Cybersecurity pros use their own free time to update their skills...

By 2021, it's estimated that more than four million job openings in cybersecurity will be unfilled. Cybersecurity career development platform Cybrary has conducted a skills gap survey of more than 800 security and IT professionals in order to understa...

 2020-09-22 13:14 

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CISA issues emergency warning over critical Windows vulnerability...

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has taken the extraordinary steps of issuing an emergency alert about a critical vulnerability in Windows. CISA issued the warning to government departments, saying it "has determined that this v...

 2020-09-22 13:12 

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85 percent of CISOs admit sacrificing security to enable remote working...

While the pandemic has driven a shift to remote working, a new report from cyber security vendor Netwrix shows that that 85 percent of CISOs admit they've sacrificed cybersecurity to enable it to happen. One in four organizations feels that they are e...

 2020-09-22 11:41 

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Microsoft acknowledges that Windows 10 KB4568831 update is crashing Lenovo ThinkPads...

If you have installed KB4568831 for Windows 10 on your Lenovo ThinkPad, you may well have encountered the crashing issues caused by the update. Those affected by the problem have been hit by SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED error messages, and 0xc00000...

 2020-09-22 11:02 

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Indian cybersecurity market set to hit $3 billion by 2022 but tech-savvy youngsters turn to crime...

A new report shows that India is increasing its cyber capabilities and becoming a growing cyber powerhouse with its cybersecurity market expected to rise from $1.97 billion in 2019 to over $3 billion by 2022. But the study from threat intelligence platfor...

 2020-09-22 09:39 

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Securing privileged access can reduce the risk of data breach [Q&A]...

Accounts that have privileged access are a problem when it comes to data breaches, so securing them effectively is essential. But things are complicated by the fact that where privileged access was once designated only for system administrators it has now...

 2020-09-21 23:19 

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ADATA XPG GAMMIX S70 NVMe PCIe Gen4x4 M.2 2280 SSD has a MASSIVE heatsink...

Want to know a secret? Solid state drives can get hot. Very hot, actually. Super-fast M.2 drives in particular can generate quite a bit of heat, so sometimes, manufacturers will put heatsinks on them. Are these heat spreaders "snake oil" rather th...

 2020-09-21 20:27 

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Hybrid cloud application delivery in financial services...

The financial services sector is experiencing significant commercial disruption coupled with rapid innovation as established institutions strive to become more agile and meet evolving customer demand. As a result, financial services organizations are unde...

 2020-09-21 20:18 

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Not all workloads are created equal...

Choosing a Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) provider can be an overwhelming task, especially if your organization is using DRaaS as a first step into cloud services. There are many solutions to choose from including large providers like Google, Amaz...

 2020-09-21 17:54 

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Logitech releases MX Anywhere 3 wireless mouse for Windows and Mac...

Laptop trackpads have gotten much better over the years, but let's be honest -- nothing beats a quality mouse. Whether you use a laptop running Windows, Linux, or macOS, a wireless mouse should be part of your life. Logitech is one of the best makers ...

 2020-09-21 17:48 

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How unified XDR platforms enhance security protection for the enterprise...

Credential theft and forgery are among the leading stealthy cyber threats. The 2014 eBay breach that exposed the personal details of 145 million users is one of the high-profile cases of such surreptitious cyber-attacks. Bad actors obtained the usernames ...

 2020-09-21 13:54 

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DDoS attacks increase more than 500 percent over last year...

The second quarter of 2020 has seen a massive 570 percent increase in 'bit-and-piece' DDoS attacks compared to the same period last year, according to the latest threat report from Nexusguard. Bit-and-piece attacks target ASN-level communication s...

 2020-09-21 13:11 

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Free tool helps security professionals improve ransomware defenses...

Ransomware is a persistent problem, with cybercriminals always looking for new ways to evade detection and infect systems. Attacks have increased 20 percent in the first half of this year. Endpoint detection and response company Nyotron is launching a new...

 2020-09-20 15:04 

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Transcend releases JetFlash 920 flash drive...

USB flash drives are "old hat" in 2020, right? Yes and no. True, they are no longer particularly interesting, but they are still quite necessary for some people. While cloud storage has largely made them irrelevant to the average consumer, there a...

 2020-09-18 21:58 

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NETGEAR launches Nighthawk Pro Gaming XR1000 Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router...

If you don't have a Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) router, you are not living your life properly. Look, even if you don't have any Wi-Fi 6 devices yet, you can score such a router for as low as $79.99. Seriously, folks, its time to upgrade your aging wireless...

 2020-09-18 18:06 

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Microsoft preparing the Windows 10 October 2020 Update for release -- with at least one known issue...

It won't come as any surprise to most of you to hear that the next big feature update for Windows 10 is very nearly ready for release. Microsoft believes that Build 19042.508 (KB4571756) is the final release for Windows 10 20H2 (October 2020 Update as...

 2020-09-18 14:29 

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How extra demand for cashless payment services is changing the banking world [Q&A]...

One of the side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a marked reduction in the use of cash as people have shifted to using cashless and contactless payment methods. This has put increased pressure on financial institutions to offer digital services, ...

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