Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Computerworld

For Windows security, what we have is a failure to communicate

Microsoft last week reported $60 billion in profit and $165 billion in sales for its most recent quarter — with a staggering increase in cloud revenues. But that good news comes in a year when not a day goes by...
Computerworld

Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it,” Scott McNealy said of online privacy back in 1999, a view the former CEO of the now-defunct Sun Microsystems reiterated in 2015. Despite the hue and cry his initial remarks caused,...
Computerworld

How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

Android 12 sure is an onion of an update, wouldn't ya say?Now, don't get me wrong: I'm not suggesting it's fragrant, likely to make you cry, or positively delicious when cooked in a stir-fry. (That'd be one heck of...
Computerworld

Acronis teams with Jamf to secure the Apple-centric enterprise

As the Mac security journey becomes ever more challenging, there's fresh activity in the Mac security and enterprise infrastructure space: Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud now integrates with leading enterprise management platform Jamf.Acronis and Jamf: Better together That’s a significant step forward...
Computerworld

About the Pegasus spyware, Apple's telling the full truth

When it comes to security and privacy issues, Apple generally does a far better job than its rivals — though admittedly for selfish marketing reasons. When comparing Apple's iOS and Google's Android, it's hard to not see that at...
Computerworld

Pegasus spyware and iPhone security

Amnesty International's Security Lab revealed that a handful of iPhones, mostly belonging to journalists and human rights activists, were successfully infected with Pegasus spyware. While the majority of iPhones users are not affected, the spyware, created by NSO Group,...
Computerworld

Scary ‘malware-as-a-service’ Mac attack discovered

Another day, and it's time for another Apple security scare: malware that can harvest keystrokes and log-ins and is available on the Darknet for only $49.Malware-as-a-service for Mac attacks Check Point Software’s research team claims to have identified the hack, which...
Computerworld

iPhone spyware: It's a dirty job, but NSO's gonna do it

Amnesty International has revealed that NSO Group, an Israeli ‘surveillance as a service’ company, has created and sold a nasty iMessage attack that can be used to spy on journalists, activists, and political representatives using their iPhones.A zero-click hack...
Computerworld

In the fight against ransomware, Microsoft must do more

Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about some business or consultant affected by ransomware. Often, the incident starts with a phishing attack or from a vulnerability introduced by delayed patching. Or it could be a consultant...
Computerworld

A big July Patch Tuesday — and the ongoing print nightmare

This week's Patch Tuesday release from Microsoft is a big one for the Windows ecosystem; it includes 117 patches that handle four publicly reported and four exploited vulnerabilities. The good news: this month's Microsoft Office and development platform (Visual...
Computerworld

To patch or not to patch: That is the question

Security is more important than ever—and ransomware is bigger and badder than ever.  Barely a week goes by without a major new ransomware attack.One way you can slow down, if not stop, such attacks is by keeping your mission-critical...
Computerworld

Apple: Sideloading apps will undermine iOS security

Following CEO Tim Cook’s statements on security at a recent conference, Apple has come out fighting to protect the security of its App Store distribution model, publishing a white paper that argues enforced side-loading of apps would make the platform...
Computerworld

Google abandons URL shortening in Chrome

Google has called quits on the notion of truncating URLs in Chrome, according to a note from earlier this month in the Chromium project's bug database."This experiment didn't move relevant security metrics, so we're not going to launch it,"...
Computerworld

Windows updates: The four basic patch personalities

If you ask most people what they dislike about Windows 10, they’d probably say it’s the monthly updating process and the disruption it triggers. Depending on your personality type (and how risk averse you are), here’s how to handle...
Computerworld

The great cloud computing surge

Driven in part by the pandemic, cloud computing adoption has reached new heights. These five articles take a close look at the implications.
TechRepublic

Beef up security in Firefox with Fission

Jack Wallen shows you how to enable Fission. Firefox developers understand web browser security is at a premium, so they've rolled out a site isolation feature.
TechRepublic

Cybersecurity professionals: Positive reinforcement works wonders with users

The blame game is not working; experts suggest using positive reinforcement to improve employee attitude and performance.
SecurityWeek

Google Patches High-Risk Android Security Flaws

Google this week pushed out a security-themed Android update with fixes for more than 30 security flaws that expose mobile users to a range of malicious hacker attacks. The latest Android update provides documentation on 33 security bugs, some serious...

Awful transaction and timing: AT&T finally ditches DirecTV

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Ronald Martinez) AT&T has completed its spinoff of DirecTV after six years of mismanagement in which nearly 10 million customers ditched the company's pay-TV services. AT&T bought DirecTV for $49 billion ($67 billion including...
SecurityWeek

Mismanagement Driving Cybersecurity Skills Gap: Research

“To some extent, this data supports the theory that the cybersecurity skills shortage is related to mismanagement rather than a dearth of qualified candidates or advanced skills.” read more