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​The 10 best ways to secure your Android phone

The most secure smartphones are Android smartphones. Don’t buy that? Apple’s latest version of iOS 11 was cracked a day — a day! — after it was released. So Android is perfect? Heck no! Android is under constant attack and older versions are far more vulnerable than new ones. Way too many smartphone vendors still don’t issue Google’s monthly Android ... Read More »

Tech Talk: The technology that scares us

The scary thing about technology is that every day can be Halloween when it comes to what worries us in thids hyperpast digital age. Whether it’s the flippant fear that your shiny new device might never show up, more realistic worries that Alexa or Google Home or even Apple’s Siri might be listening in  (and recording) your every word, or ... Read More »

Shadow IT: Assess it, don’t just shut it down, say CIOs

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Apple putties Krack in macOS, iOS

Apple on Tuesday patched both macOS and iOS against serious vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) protocol used to secure wireless networks. Information about the flaws, dubbed “Krack” by their Belgian discoverer, made news earlier in the month when security researcher Mathy Vanhoef announced weaknesses in WPA2 that could allow criminals to read information transmitted over a Wi-Fi ... Read More »

US on target to expunge Kaspersky products from government systems and networks, says report

US federal government agencies have already met the first three deadlines of the September directive calling for the removal of Kaspersky Lab security products from all US government systems and networks.  In September, the US government ordered the removal of all Kaspersky software from federal agencies due to fears of influence from Russian president Vladimir Putin. Agencies were given 90 ... Read More »

Microsoft to add free premium features to Outlook.com for Office 365 consumer subscribers

Microsoft is starting to roll out to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers some premium capabilities for their Outlook.com accounts for free. Among the features that these users of Microsoft’s consumer-focused Office 365 users are getting right off the bat are ad-free Outlook.com inboxes, enhanced malware and phishing protection for Outlook.com, larger Outlook.com mailbox sizes and free premium ... Read More »

How to delete or disable your Facebook account

Deleting your Facebook account may be a fantasy you entertain briefly every time you see one too many intrusive ads or political posts on your feed. We understand. The good news is, you have two options for fulfilling this fantasy: deactivation, which can be undone, or full-on deletion—and even then, you have a chance to change your mind. Here’s how ... Read More »

Throwback Thursday: Whose idea was this, anyway?

This pilot fish is in charge of computing facility operations, and he takes security seriously. “As part of trying to do the ‘right’ thing, I instituted some policies, such as regular password changes, regular checks and purges of our password files, group files and user database,” says fish. But he knows that, for some people, that’s not enough. So fish ... Read More »

NHS didn’t know how to respond to WannaCry, claims National Audit Office in official investigation into the ransomware outbreak

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Scary tech that keeps us up at night in 2017

Security 2017’s biggest hacks, leaks, and data breaches — so far Read More »

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