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Tech pitches in to fight COVID-19 pandemic

A growing number of tech companies and IT pros are working in a variety of ways to help fight the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Here's a rundown of what some of them are doing to help fight COVID-19.

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Slack to integrate more features with Microsoft Teams

The popular team collaboration software maker has seen a spike in use as remote working becomes more common in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Weakness in Zoom for macOS allows local attackers to hijack camera and microphone

Zoom's use of insecure system APIs allow attackers to elevate privileges as well.

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Top web browsers 2020: Firefox sheds share, falls behind Edge

It was bad news again for Firefox in March, as Mozilla's browser shed users at a pace that left it falling behind Microsoft's Edge.

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COVID-19 to delay enterprise 5G adoption

A key industry standard for the development of new-radio 5G will remain unreleased for at least two more months, holding back the availability of 5G products for the enterprise.

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Attack campaign hits thousands of MS-SQL servers for two years

Newly discovered Vollgar attack uses brute force to infect vulnerable Microsoft SQL servers at a high rate.

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Eclipse Theia takes aim at Visual Studio Code

A platform for building desktop and web-based IDEs that run VS Code extensions, Theia is not yet available in an end-user version

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Automation helps network providers weather coronavirus disruptions

Automation can play an important role in maintaining IT operations during the COVID-19 pandemic, say network pros from Netflix, Zoom, Dropbox and Equinix.

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How enterprise networking is changing with a work-at-home workforce

As the coronavirus spreads, public and private companies as well as government entities are requiring employees to work from home, putting unforeseen strain on all manner of networking technologies and causing bandwidth and security...

Palo Alto grows SD-WAN platform buy snapping-up CloudGenix for $420M

Palo Alto looks to build up SD-WAN, SASE portfolio take on Cisco, VMware with CloudGenix technology

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Microsoft promotes upcoming Edge enhancements

Among the features planned for the browser: tabs that can be stacked vertically along the browser's side and a Firefox-like Password Monitor.

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SkySQL, MariaDB-as-a-service, launches on Google Cloud

MariaDB creators offer their own cloud-hosted alternative to database services like Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS

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COVID-19 puts new demands on e-health record systems

The ongoing pandemic is putting healthcare systems under strain worldwide and forcing hospitals and other medical facilities to scramble to make sure data can be shared effectively.

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Providers address capacity, supply-chain challenges brought on by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing internet traffic to surge and usage patterns to shift. Learn how network teams at cloud services Netflix, Zoom and Dropbox, along with data center provider Equinix, are keeping operations running.

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Microsoft to shift SMBs' Office subscriptions to 'Microsoft 365' brand

The change, which takes place April 21, is designed 'to reflect the range of features and benefits in the subscription' plans, the company said.

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How businesses can save money when everyone needs Office to work from home

When companies scatter their workforces, they can save money by providing the new remote employees with the right kind of Office. Here are several ideas.

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Tech event calendar 2020: Upcoming shows, conferences and IT expos

Our sortable chart offers information, dates and locations for a variety of IT-focused events coming up over the next year.

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Cybercriminal group mails malicious USB dongles to targeted companies

Shown as a proof-of-concept in 2014, this is the first known use of the BadUSB exploit in the wild.

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