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Quantum computing advances toward the enterprise

It may still sound like science fiction, but quantum computing could be a reality within a decade.

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Massive change to a moderate Patch Tuesday

Last month, we had the largest ever release of patches and updates from Microsoft. This month, we see the biggest change to Patch Tuesday since October 2003.

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Improve your internet privacy, with or without help from the government

President Trump, as part of his plan to roll back regulations put in place by President Obama, just signed legislation, passed by Congress, eliminating the prohibition against ISPs selling customer data without their written consent....

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Microsoft kills off security bulletins after several stays

Microsoft this week retired the security bulletins that for decades have described each month's slate of vulnerabilities and patches for customers.

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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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7 tips to strengthen online security

If you are online today, checking email, buying someone a gift, posting to Facebook, paying bills, streaming Netflix, or monitoring your sleeping baby, you need to practice these seven tips for protecting your online presence.

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What prevents breaches: process, technology or people? One answer is PC, and one is right.

Many experts say that people are more important than process in the IT security world. That is politically correct, as opposed to actually correct.

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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.

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Suspected CIA spying tools linked to hacks in 16 countries

The suspected CIA spying tools that WikiLeaks has dumped have been linked to hacking attempts on at least 40 targets in 16 countries, according to security firm Symantec.

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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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New ransomware demanded high score on anime-style shooter game not bitcoins

No bitcoins? No problem for victims of Rensenware...just reach an astronomically high score in lunatic difficulty mode and encrypted files would be automatically decrypted.

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Email-based attacks exploit unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word

Attackers for the past few months have been exploiting an unpatched vulnerability in Microsoft Word to compromise computers and infect them with malware.

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Update: Spain arrests accused Russian spammer at U.S. request

The arrest of Piotr Levashov at the Barcelona airport on Friday was not tied to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, one source close to the investigation said.

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How to improve Dynamic Lock in Windows 10 Creators Update

Dynamic Lock is a convenient, if somewhat imperfect, new feature that uses the proximity of a Bluetooth-paired phone to handle Windows 10 device access. Here’s how a handy tool will give you more control over when the lock kicks in. ...

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The iCloud hackers' bitcoin ransom looks like a fake

A group of hackers who claimed to hold millions of iCloud accounts for ransom said it had been paid. But one bitcoin expert says that's bogus.

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Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced and released what it said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency...

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