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Malicious subtitles in popular media players could lead to remote compromise

Researchers at Check Point have discovered a flaw affecting several popular media players, which stems from how they process subtitles. If exploited, an attacker could gain remote access to the victim's system. It's estimated that...

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Be wary of fake WannaCry fixes

When the WannaCry malware hit, many users were scrambling for fixes -- but some of the proffered solutions were actually just more malware, in disguise

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The most common errors identified in professional DNS audits

Chris Roosenraad, director of DNS Services at Neustar, shares some of the most common errors observed during audits of its customer’s DNS infrastructure and the best practices you can take to ensure you are maximizing your DNS...

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The 4 biggest healthcare IT headaches

Experts in healthcare IT and compliance discuss the top challenges for hospitals and healthcare facilities and what CIOs can do to address them.

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4 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain is often not understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

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Connecting with work from the road? Here's how to stay safe

As more companies move to ban the use of public Wi-Fi networks by employees, here's a rundown of how to avoid man-in-the-middle attacks when traveling.

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No, Windows XP didn't fuel WannaCry

The global WannaCry attack that started 10 days ago affected just a handful of Windows XP PCs, a security expert said today.

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Cisco security exec: ‘Connected devices are creating 277 times more data than people are’

CSO Managing Editor Ryan Francis recently spoke with Anthony Grieco, senior director and trust strategy officer at Cisco’s Security and Trust Organization, about how organizations can securely incorporate new technologies as they...

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New products of the week 5.22.17

Network World's final edition of its long-running highlight of the latest and greatest products in the tech sector.

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Companies ramp up recruiting veterans as cybersecurity urgency grows

Many veterans have the cybersecurity skills and attitude to be successful in the public sector with the right support.

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The ransomware epidemic: How to prep for a shakedown

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware attacks, Dan Larson, technical director at CrowdStrike, offers advice on why organizations should take threats seriously and how to build a strong defense.

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The modern guide to staying safe online

Keeping safe and productive online requires smart decision-making and just the right preventive measures to fit the level of risk you can live with.

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A day in the life of a threat researcher

After leaving Exabeam at the end of the workday, Ryan Benson’s mind doesn’t shut off when it comes to thinking about designing new defenses against Black Hats. See what his day looks like.

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CW@50: Vint Cerf on his 'love affair' with tech and what’s coming next

In an interview marking Computerworld's first 50 years of covering the tech industry, internet pioneer Vint Cerf looks back at the last half century in tech and ponders what's ahead for IT.

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WannaCry reminds CIOs to stay on top of patching

Cybersecurity experts say delaying or even ignoring a patch Microsoft released two months ago paved the way for the current ransomware. So why don’t CIOs keep on top of patching?

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Yes, you still need endpoint malware protection

While operating systems and apps are more secure, the need for endpoint security remains.

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55% off Panda Security Ransomware and Virus Protection Products for Home Users - Deal Alert

Panda security solutions will fully protect you against the newly released malware and ransomware attacks, and Panda is offering 55% off all security products for home users using this special code at checkout.

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