Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Computerworld

Apple’s dropping Back To My Mac Remote Access. Here’s an Alternative, Currently Discounted.

Apple is dropping the Back To My Mac remote access feature, and in a recent support document they urge you to be prepared by looking for alternatives.RemotePC by iDrive is a full-featured remote access solution that lets you connect...
Computerworld

Back to the ol’ spam-fighting drawing board

Pilot fish returns from an extended holiday weekend to find his inbox full of spam -- and for once, dozens of the messages seem to be related."I was curious, so I didn't delete all 50 of them right away,"...
Computerworld

Microsoft Patch Alert: Despite weird timing, September’s Windows and Office patches look good

As we near the end of patching’s “C Week” (which is to say, the week that contains the third Tuesday of the month), there are no show-stopping bugs in the Windows and Office patches and just a few gotchas....
Computerworld

Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

Three years after its debut, Windows 10 is poised to overtake Windows 7 as the most popular version of the Windows operating system. Microsoft introduced virtualization-based security features – namely Device Guard and Credential Guard – in Windows 10,...
Computerworld

Easy way to bypass passcode lock screens on iPhones, iPads running iOS 12

Update for iOS 12 With iOS 12 and iPhones that have Touch ID, you can still bypass the iPhone lock screen and trick Siri into getting into a person's phone. The bypass is the same as it was in earlier...
Computerworld

9+ iOS 12 security improvements you should know about

Apple has shipped iOS 12 and it’s packed with new security improvements and settings every user needs to know about.Ad tracking Apple has made it much harder for data harvesting companies to exfiltrate your data without you knowing.Safari in iOS...
Computerworld

W. Va. to use blockchain-based mobile app for mid-term voting

West Virginia this fall will let members of the military and their families deployed overseas to vote by smartphone or tablet using a blockchain-based app developed by a Salt Lake City start-up, Voatz.The voters using the app would otherwise have...
Computerworld

SharePoint Workflows go belly-up when you install the September .Net Security Only patch

‘Softie Rodney Viana has posted details and a workaround for the “System.CodeDom.CodeBinaryOperatorExpression is not marked as authorized” bug. Apparently, installing last Tuesday’s KB 4457916 Security Only updates for .Net Framework 3.5, 4.5.2, 4.6, 4.6.1, 4.6.2, 4.7, 4.7.1, and 4.7.2...
Computerworld

One small step forward, one giant leap back

This pilot fish is paying his monthly bills online when he discovers one of his utilities has changed the payment part of its website -- a lot."I clicked on the 'Payment' button, and saw that I now had the...
Computerworld

Throwback Thursday: Just one more thing to worry about

This pilot fish and his wife are planning a long-overdue vacation to an all-inclusive resort -- one of those places where you don't have to worry about things like meals or tipping."I log onto the resort's website in order...
Computerworld

Time to turn off Windows Automatic Update and brace for impact

August 2018 was a relatively innocuous patching month, although the final resolution to the August problems didn’t appear until late Friday night just as the month was coming to a close — on a three-day weekend in the US.We’ve seen...
Computerworld

Mac and iOS apps stealing user data, an enterprise take

Reports claiming numerous apps distributed through Apple’s App Store are secretly exfiltrating user data should be an alarm call to enterprise CIOs. It signals a new battlefront in the eternal enterprise security wars.The enterprise risk of personal data On the surface,...
Computerworld

Why security is the first thing to go, episode 65,723

IT contractor has a project to upgrade some software for a client -- and the project is way behind schedule, says a pilot fish on the client side.And why is that such a problem? "The existing product goes End-of-Life...
Computerworld

Throwback Thursday: Well, trial and error IS a mechanism

New regulations go into effect requiring more physical and electronic security at this health insurance company, so the company hires a chief security officer to oversee the efforts, says a pilot fish there."I was involved in the original security...
Computerworld

Get caught up on your July and August Windows/Office patches

With the arrival of “Fourth Week” patches on the last working day of August, and having had a few days to vet them, it looks as if we’re ready to release the cracklin’ Kraken. The steaming pile of Windows...

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million Users

Breach at US Retailer SHEIN Hits Over Six Million UsersUS fashion retailer SHEIN has admitted suffering a major breach affecting the personal information of over six million customers. The women’s clothing company revealed at the end of last week that...
The Register

Bug? Feature? Power users baffled as BitLocker update switch-off continues

Microsoft claims issue confined to older kit Three months on, users continue to report that Microsoft's BitLocker disk encryption technology turns itself off during security updates.…
ZDNet

UK issues first-ever GDPR notice in connection to Facebook data scandal

Canadian firm AggregateIQ, linked to the Facebook & Cambridge Analytica data scandal, is the first to be put on notice.
SecurityWeek

Symantec Completes Internal Accounting Investigation

Symantec announced on Monday that it has completed its internal accounting audit, and while some issues have been uncovered, only one customer transaction has an impact on financial statements. read more

Are Colleges Teaching Real-World Cyber Security Skills?

The cybersecurity skill shortage is a well-recognized industry challenge, but the problem isn’t that there are too few people rather that many of them lack suitable skills and experience. Cybersecurity is a fast-growing profession, and talented graduates are in...