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VMware builds security unit around Carbon Black tech

VMware has wrapped up its $2.1 billion buy of cloud-native endpoint security vendor Carbon Black to provide more comprehensive integrated security.

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Critical remote code execution flaw fixed in popular terminal app for macOS

Users of the iTerm2 terminal app are encouraged to update as soon as possible.

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Here's why there won’t be a quick enterprise blockchain revolution

While corporate CIOs see the distributed ledger technology as innovative, blockchain is unlikely to become technically and operationally scalable anytime soon.

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Opera jumps on tracking blocker bandwagon

The browser maker unveiled version 64 of Opera, which now relies on the open-source EasyPrivacy Tracking Protection List to bolster user privacy and speed up surfing.

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Facebook sends its Portal smart display to work

A new Workplace app for Portal is among a raft of features announced at this week’s Flow user conference.

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Presidential campaign websites fail at privacy, new study shows

A non-partisan analysis of 23 presidential campaign websites reveals glaring privacy issues.

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Speaker disinvites at CyberCon spark controversy

NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake and Australian academic Dr. Suelette Dreyfus disinvited from speaking at CyberCon a week before the conference.

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Apple delivers macOS Catalina

The company first unveiled the latest version of its desktop OS at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June. It arrived for all users on Monday.

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Microsoft's plan to ignore Windows 10 1809 worked

Remember the problematic rollout of last year's fall update to Windows 10? Microsoft would just as soon forget it happened, and hopes users do, too.

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Justice Department takes another run at encryption backdoors with ‘lawful access’

Law enforcement officials and experts on the distribution of child pornography gathered on Friday to make the emotional, if not technological, case that tech companies should open up their encryption schemes to police investigating...

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High performance computing: Do you need it?

As costs drop and use cases multiply, high performance computing is attracting new adopters of all types and sizes. Expanding options include supercomputer-based HPC systems, cluster-based HPC, and cloud HPC services. How can HPC...

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Zero-day vulnerability gives attackers full control of Android phones

Attackers are reportedly exploiting an unpatched vulnerability to take control of Android devices and potentially deliver spyware. The flaw affects phones models from multiple manufacturers including Google, Samsung, Huawei, LG and...

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Google launches leaked-password checker, will bake it into Chrome in December

The company plans to add a hacked-password alert system into its browser by the end of year; Firefox aims to do much the same thing this month.

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Cobalt cybercrime group might be launching Magecart skimming attacks

Researchers link Magecart-based skimming attacks to Cobalt (a.k.a. Carbanak), whose cyber attacks have netted millions of dollars.

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Chinese cyberespionage group PKPLUG uses custom and off-the-shelf tools

A previously unknown group or collective associated with China is targeting victims in Asia, possibly for geopolitical gain.

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Is hybrid cloud certification right for you?

Hybrid cloud training can help enterprise IT professionals who are trying to optimize private and public cloud resources.

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Windows by the numbers: Windows 10 continues to cannibalize Windows 7

Windows 10's share of all PCs rose 1.4 percentage points in September as users continued to shift away from Windows 7 ahead of a January end-of-support deadline.

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Survey: Half of U.S. workers face one or more serious mobile issues monthly

The survey showed a gap between the MDM and EMM tools and IT's ability to monitor mobile issues that could affect worker productivity.

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Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft now says it will offer patches for the aging OS through early 2023 to any business that's willing to pay up.

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