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Everything you knew about Chromebooks is wrong

Myth: Chromebooks don’t run apps. Fact: Chromebooks run more apps than any device ever.

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What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it

Criminals are using ransomware-like tactics and poisoned websites to get your employees’ computers to mine cryptocurrencies. Here’s what you can do to stop it.

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How your web browser tells you when it's safe

As Google moves to change how its Chrome browser flags insecure websites, rival browsers may be forced to follow suit. Here's how other browsers currently handle website security and what changes they have coming.

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Google details how it will overturn encryption signals in Chrome

Google has fleshed out its plans to upend the way browsers warn users of insecure websites, spelling out gradual steps the company will take with Chrome.

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Online voting is impossible to secure. So why are some governments using it?

If you thought electronic voting machines were insecure, wait 'til you meet online voting. Dr. Vanessa Teague has twice demonstrated massive security flaws in online voting systems. Instead of fixes and support, she got official...

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Chrome's Canary reveals UI refresh

The changes to browser tabs and other top-of-window elements are the first in two years; they have been rolled out only for the Windows version of the browser so far.

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Internet exchange points team up to bring better MANRS to the internet

Enterprises stand to benefit from ISOC's latest campaign to get IXPs to clean up internet routing security

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What is cross-site scripting (XSS)? Low-hanging fruit for both attackers and defenders

With XSS, attackers enter malicious code into a web form or web app URL to trick the application into doing something it's not supposed to do.

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What is DNS and how does it work?

The Domain Name System resolves the names of internet sites with their underlying IP addresses adding efficiency and even security in the process.

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Reputational risk and social media: When you're blocked or banned without notice

Businesses depend on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox, and Apple to interact with customers, promote their messages and store content. One complaint against you can shut you off from those services and damage your brand.

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Why did Dropbox get valued at four times more than Box?

Ever since Dropbox entered the enterprise space with Dropbox for Business in 2013 it has gone head to head with its cloud storage rival Box, pitting the two 30-something founders Drew Houston and Aaron Levie, respectively, directly...

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Why email is the best social network

The #DeleteFacebook trend has users searching for a better social network. Guess what: You’re soaking in it.

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Mozilla takes advantage of Facebook woes to trumpet isolationist Firefox add-on

The browser maker is touting 'Facebook Container' as a way to wall off users' Facebook activities – a new bid to attract the privacy conscious.

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Firefox to ape Chrome and add anti-ad filter in 2018

Mozilla, in a new 2018 roadmap, plans to follow Google's lead by adding an ad filter to its Firefox browser this fall.

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Blockchain and cryptocurrency may soon underpin cloud storage

Emerging now: P2P networks that use blockchain to manage cloud storage based on the sharing of excess drive and network capacity on PCs and in data centers. Those who share capacity get free storage – and can be paid in cryptocurrency....

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The new social media imperative: Distance yourself

As Facebook just learned, a social network’s reputation can sour in an instant. Here’s how to save your own.

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EU plans special tax on digital services revenue

The European Union plans to make cross-border digital service providers pay tax in the countries where they do business, a move that will affect not just Google and Facebook but European companies too.

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How to use Skype for Business

Hosting a meeting, showing a presentation or holding a Q&A with Skype for Business is easy; attending someone else's meeting is even easier. Here's how to do it.

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DDoS explained: How distributed denial of service attacks are evolving

A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is when attackers attempt to make it impossible for a service to be delivered, typically by drowning a system with requests for data. They have been part of the criminal toolbox for twenty...

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Google's Chromium browser explained

Chrome is the most popular browser in the world, but there would be no Chrome without Chromium, the open source project that underpins it. Here's what Chromium is, where you can download it and how it shapes your online experience....

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