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Microsoft's Windows 10 changes will affect business

Microsoft is changing the nomenclature it uses for some Windows 10 ‘branches’ and now plans to release the next LTSB version in 2019.

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Blockchain breaks out in the enterprise

The distributed ledger technology that underpins Bitcoin is showing up in a variety of places. Here's what you need to know to understand all the hype.

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Local cost of a Big Mac decides ransom amount for Fatboy ransomware

Fatboy is the first ransomware that charges victims based on their location and the cost of a Big Mac in their country.

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Face it: Enterprise cyberattacks are going to happen

There are now so many cyberattacks that many enterprises simply accept that hackers will find ways to break into their systems. Companies are combining new and old methods to thwart the bad guys.

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Get expert tips for fixing Windows 10 problems

Free download: Learn how to solve the biggest Windows 10 headaches, discover built-in tools for fixing common Windows 10 problems, and explore advanced utilities for troubleshooting Windows 10.

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Old Windows Server machines can still fend off hacks. Here's how

Keeping a computer up to date, with the latest OS and software patch, is one of the best things you can do to stay safe from cyber threats.

Boost your Chromebook productivity

Are you getting the most from your Chromebook? Here's how to print documents, protect yourself with a VPN, and add Android apps.

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Researchers remotely kill the engine of a moving car by hacking vulnerable car dongle

Researchers exploited vulnerabilities in Bosch Drivelog Connect to remotely kill the engine of a moving car.

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Russian man receives longest-ever prison sentence in the U.S. for hacking

A 32-year-old Russian hacker was sentenced to 27 years in prison in the U.S. for stealing millions of payment card details from U.S. businesses by infecting their point-of-sale systems with malware.

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DHS's ICS-CERT warns of BrickerBot: IoT malware that will brick vulnerable devices

ICS-CERT again warned to beware of BrickerBot, an IoT malware which will brick vulnerable devices.

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How one personal cyber insurance policy stacks up

As policies designed for consumers emerge, the example from AIG is surprisingly comprehensive.

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Why U.S. tech needs to fear China

China’s focusing on everything from supercomputers and chips to R&D and science education. In the U.S., budget cuts prevail. Here's what you need to know.

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1,175 hotels listed in payment card breach of Holiday Inn parent company

InterContinental Hotels Group reported 1,175 IHG-branded hotels were involved in a payment card breach; the investigation is not complete, but so far 1,174 franchise hotels in the US are known to have had malware accessing payment...

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Profiling 10 types of hackers

Understanding the different types of hackers that exist and what motivates them can help you to identify the attackers you are most susceptible to and properly defend yourself and your organization against cyberattacks.

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Computerworld's IT Salary Survey 2017 results

Our free 29-page report shows current salaries for dozens of tech titles, plus details about IT pros' top concerns, the state of the job market and the hottest tech specialties.

Held hostage! The latest on ransomware

Ransomware attacks have been on the rise in recent months; would-be thieves even threatened iOS users with wiped devices. Here’s what you need to know.

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Crafty Ohio inmates scavenged parts, built PCs for hacking and hid them in ceiling

Ohio prison inmates built PCs from parts, hid them in the ceiling, connected to prison's network and tried to pull off cybercrimes.

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Hacked Dallas sirens get extra encryption to fend off future attacks

Dallas city officials have added extra encryption to bolster the security of outdoor warning sirens hacked early Saturday.

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Bank gets lesson in the security failings of third parties

Brazilian bank was an easy target after its DNS provider was compromised.

Hack of Dallas emergency sirens prompts more warnings to bolster cybersecurity

Dallas emergency management officials continue to investigate a hack that activated all 156 emergency tornado sirens citywide for about 90 minutes early Saturday.

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