Saturday, July 11, 2020

Most bugs in Microsoft’s June patches have been fixed; go ahead and patch

The most obvious problem with June patches was a conflict between Microsoft’s latest version of Windows and Microsoft’s latest version of Office (er, Microsoft 365) Click-to-Run: If you installed patches as soon as they came out, Outlook wouldn’t run. That...

13 privacy improvements Apple announced at WWDC

Apple continues to focus on the challenge of providing technology-driven convenience while protecting customer privacy in its upcoming operating system releases. Here are all the privacy-related improvements to expect in iOS 14, macOS 11 and iPad.Why privacy matters Fundamentally, the...

Microsoft Patch Alert: June 2020

There's never a dull moment for folks who try to keep Windows and Office patched.Windows 10 version 2004 continues to make slow inroads among the “Go ahead and kick me” crowd, in spite of its (now documented) lack of...

When shadow IT goes remote: How to keep workers in the fold

IT admins have a hard enough time keeping employees on the technology straight-and-narrow in the best of times. It's even harder when a pandemic hits and everyone in the office scatters to work from home.

Why coronavirus contact tracing apps are failing

Security, yes. But the biggest problem to adoption is staring us all in the mirror. Here's what that means for you and your organization.

Apple Watch’s planned handwashing reminder feature? I don’t trust it

When Apple rolled out its planned changes for iOS 14 and its companion WatchOS 7– both are expected to be available for download in mid-September – it included a variety of interesting tweaks. Two stood out as especially interesting:...

WWDC: Apple brings Face & Touch ID authentication to Safari

It will soon be possible for enterprise workers, partners and customers to casually access web-based sites and services using biometric ID, with Apple set to enable Face ID and Touch ID authentication in Safari, the company told WWDC 2020.Toughen...

WWDC: Apple brings Face ID and Touch ID authentication to Safari

It will soon be possible for enterprise workers, partners and customers to casually access web-based sites and services using biometric ID, with Apple set to enable Face ID and Touch ID authentication in Safari, the company said at WWDC...

Mozilla takes first step in pulling Firefox plug on macOS Mavericks, Yosemite and El Capitan

Mozilla this week announced it would automatically move users running outdated versions of macOS to the Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR), an edition that provides security updates only.The move, a first step towards dropping all support, will take place...

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Debilitating ‘Outlook needs to close’ bug linked to a bad Windows cumulative update

Internecine conflict seems to be a recurring theme at Microsoft, but this one takes it to new levels. Somehow, somebody forgot to test the latest patched version of Outlook with the latest patched version of Windows. The result is...

Memory-Lane Monday: As it was, no encryption was needed

Sysadmin pilot fish is checking out encryption for his company’s backups.“We have a mainframe that runs our core system,” explains fish. “Each night we back up to an on-site tape and then make a copy of the tape to...

Chrome to target abusive notification requests beginning in July

Chrome next month will begin to block notifications from sites that Google believes misuse or abuse the privilege of issuing the warnings.Starting with Chrome 84 – scheduled to release July 14 – sites that Google thinks traffic in notifications...

June cumulative updates cause multiple problems with network printers

Many admins report that installing the latest June cumulative updates knock out their networked printers. The problem seems to span all common versions of Windows and Server and many printers that have been installed and working in place for...

Large in number, large in nature, this Patch Tuesday needs your attention

Despite Microsoft’s announcement in May that all non-security releases (C and D updates) are paused until further notice, with 129 updates in June’s Patch Tuesday release cycle, there is plenty to do - for your deployment team and your...

Windows 10 Security Game-Changer As Microsoft Reveals New Hacker Protection

Microsoft is set to bring a powerful new security feature to Windows 10 that just might be a game-changer.

15 Billion Stolen Logins Are Circulating on the Dark Web

Plus: Facebook's Roger Stone takedown, the BlueLeaks server seizure, and more of the week's top security news.
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Exclusive: Any Chingari App (Indian TikTok Clone) Account Can Be Hacked Easily

Following vulnerability disclosure in the Mitron app, another viral TikTok clone in India has now been found vulnerable to a critical but easy-to-exploit authentication bypass vulnerability, allowing anyone to hijack any user account and tamper with their information, content,...

Is TikTok Seriously Dangerous—Do You Need To Delete It?

Here's the reality behind all the headlines...

iPhone User Sues LinkedIn For Reading Clipboard Data After iOS 14 Alert Revelations

The fallout from Apple's new iOS 14 privacy notification feature continues as one iPhone user files a class-action lawsuit against LinkedIn for silently reading clipboard data.