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Apple pushes privacy theme in Safari for iOS 12, 'Mojave'

The browser is getting new privacy and security tricks, including better integration with third-party password managers and less tracking with cookies.

Throwback Thursday: Get the picture?

This newspaper's IT director is reworking the company's entire network. Why? There's no security -- and a critical outage has just shown management that's a real problem.

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Getting hands-on with industrial control system setups at RSA | Salted Hash Ep 31

Host Steve Ragan is joined on the RSA 2018 show floor by Bryson Bort, CEO and founder of SCYTHE, to talk about the ICS Village, where attendees can learn how to better defend industrial equipment through hands-on access to the...

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Apple wins praise for adding 'USB Restricted Mode' to secure iPhones

Amid reports that two forensic companies have been helping law enforcement and government agencies break into locked iPhones, Apple rolled out a new feature in iOS 12 to prevent further intrusions. Privacy advocates applauded the move....

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Which Android phones get regular security updates? Here's a hint

A rare clue about the big picture of security update performance across the Android ecosystem.

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Is your company part of the GDPR 'mobile loophole'?

Europe is leading the way in privacy protection with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). But most companies are not focused on what it means for their mobile workers.

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Apple bans cryptocurrency mining apps on iOS to protect mobile users

Apple has created new rules for app developers that ban the creation of cryptocurrency mining services on mobile devices.

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How the Spanish cybercriminal underground operates | Salted Hash Ep 30

Host Steve Ragan reports from the RSA 2018 conference, talking with Liv Rowley, an intelligence analyst at Flashpoint, about Spanish cybercrime, an underground community that poses persistent security risks.

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Make sure Windows auto update is temporarily turned off, and watch out for SMBv1 fixes

On Patch Tuesday, as usual, you’d be well advised to avoid the first round of traditionally buggy patches. A possible “fix” for the well-documented SMBv1 vulnerability may make this month particularly exciting.

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Apple's Health Record API released to third-party developers; is it safe?

At its Worldwide Developer's event this week, Apple said the API for its Health Records platform has been released to developers and researchers so they can create apps for the medical information sharing platform. Once data is ported...

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Learn what the 'zero trust' security model really means | Salted Hash Ep 29

Host Steve Ragan reports from RSA 2018 conference, talking with Wendy Nather, director, advisory CISOs at Duo Security, about how organizations can build a zero trust model, including consistently authenticating users.

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May Windows and Office patches are now relatively stable, but Win7 NIC problems persist

If you’ve been holding off on installing the May Windows and Office patches, now’s a good time to release the kraken and get them installed. Just be aware that there are still acknowledged, unresolved problems with Win7 updates...

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What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

The distributed ledger technology, better known as blockchain, has the potential to eliminate huge amounts of record-keeping, save money and disrupt IT in ways not seen since the internet arrived.

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What is Apple hiding with iOS 11.4?

Have you installed iOS 11.4? Once you’d looked at AirPlay 2 and Messages in iCloud, did you happen to take a look at the contents of the security updates?

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How to use Apple’s Messages in iCloud for iOS, Mac

Messages in iCloud is secure enough for most of us, but it opens a new attack vector for enterprise users.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: Major bugs introduced in May fixed, plenty of problems remain

The good news? Those embarrassing SSD bugs in Windows 10 version 1803 seem to be fixed. The bad news? Just about everything else.

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WWDC: Apple’s NFC plan is a big developer opportunity

Apple will open up fresh opportunities for developers as it extends Near Field Communications (NFC) support in iOS to more uses.

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TSB phishing attacks | Salted Hash Ep 33

TSB customers in the U.K. were already frustrated by the bank's technical problems, but now the situation has gotten worse as criminals take advantage of the chaos. Host Steve Ragan looks at recent TSB phishing attacks and the kit...

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