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Microsoft consolidates its mobile management tools under Azure

Microsoft has migrated its Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) admin consoles to the Azure web-service portal, bolstering corporate mobility management efforts.

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A Chromebook can increase the protection of air-gapped computers

Thanks to WikiLeaks, we now know air gapping is insufficient. But all is not lost, a Chromebook can pump up the protection of air-gapped computers.

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Why Apple’s future’s up on ransomware

The Petya ransomware attack shows thousands of enterprises must upgrade their systems fast. And Apple is a viable choice for them.

The price of security: surprisingly affordable

This company makes steel cell towers and utility poles, and a user there is worried about an upcoming audit by an industry standards group. So why is the web filter blocking him from getting those standards?

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Microsoft, please stop doing things for our own good

Kaspersky claimed Microsoft has been disabling its antivirus software in Windows 10. Microsoft replied it was its duty to make sure antivirus protection was ‘always on.’

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With Cisco, Apple weaves itself into enterprise infrastructure

Apple’s Cisco alliance has only just begun and already Macs, iPhones, and iPads have become a credible enterprise IT choice

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Windows 10 quick tips: How to protect your privacy

Worried about possible privacy problems in Windows 10? Now updated for the Windows 10 Anniversary (and Creators) Updates, this story offers some quick and easy ways to protect your data.

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8 reasons why you should strengthen your iOS passcode today

Don't be a digital victim, take control of your digital life: why and how to use tough iOS passcode

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How IT should prep for Apple's public OS betas

With the arrival of Apple's public betas of iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra, users will be downloading unfinished software to their computers and iDevices. Is your IT shop ready for the aftermath?

Not the disaster recovery we were expecting

IT pilot fish working for a city government keeps getting complaints from people in the Public Works department that something's seriously wrong with their documents: None of their saves seems to stick.

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Q&A: AppDynamics CIO sees SaaS as the future of mobile management

AppDynamics, which was recently acquired by Cisco for its application and business performance monitoring software, avoided mobile device management tools and turned to SaaS platforms to control access to corporate data.

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4 ways blockchain is the new business collaboration tool

While the full potential of blockchain is often not understood by business execs, that's not keeping companies from aggressively exploring how the secure, distributed ledger technology can save time and money.

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2 handy yet hidden Chromebook security features

Chromebook security gets simpler with these ultra-useful but off-the-beaten-path options.

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The Microsoft security hole at the heart of Russian election hacking

We’re reliving the Visual Basic-spawned bad times of 1999.

The price of security is eternal phone calls

This city government is going through an extended validation process with one of its IT security providers -- which would be easier if they'd just use the right phone number.

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Rogue cell phone surveillance gives rise to mobile threat defense

University of Washington researchers developed a system to detect cellular anomalies and pinpoint cell phone surveillance devices. The technology could be used to better protect enterprise users, especially when they're traveling.

Microsoft resurrects Windows XP patches for second month straight

Microsoft today followed May's unprecedented release of security updates for expired operating systems by issuing another dozen patches for the aged Windows XP.

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Supreme Court to look at mobile privacy. Uh-oh.

A ruling favoring law enforcement’s argument that it should have access to information such as geolocation data would have implications for companies facing civil complaints.

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What Microsoft owes customers, and answers to other 'WannaCry' questions

Microsoft took the unprecedented step of issuing security patches for Windows XP, even though support for it ended in 2014. What does that portend for the future?

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For real Windows 10 privacy, you need the China Government Edition

Windows 10 is infamous for having snooping baked in, but one government stood up for user privacy. Oh, the irony!

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