Monthly Archives: December 2016

Smartphones in 2017: What’s in the pipeline?

The latest rumors and trends in the smartphone industry. Apple, Samsung, and a few smaller players like OnePlus have a few tricks up their sleeves. By Jake Smith| December 29, 2016 Dual camera smartphones. (Image: file photo) A new year is around the corner, and that means a fresh crop of smartphones from the top…
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Windows 10 tip: More hibernation secrets to save time and disk space

Hibernation is a great alternative to sleep, allowing you to cut your PC's power use to zero while still being able to quickly get back to work. Here's how to configure this feature and manage the size of the hibernation file.  By Ed Bott| December 28, 2016 Use the command line to manage the hibernation…
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End-of-year IT tune up: Six areas CIOs should focus on

  December 27, 2016 | by Mary Shacklett   Wrapping up the year gives CIOs a stellar opportunity to assess what worked and what didn't-and to decide what needs to be changed and improved in the year to come. End of year is an excellent time to review budgets, think ahead to the new year, and…
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Chrome will soon mark some HTTP pages as ‘non-secure’

Google's first wave of security changes to convert webmasters to encrypted HTTPS target pages that ask for login data or credit card information.  By John Fontana| December 28, 2016 (Image: Google)   Google plans to start the new year with a security message. Beginning next month, the company will tag web pages that include login…
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Exclusive: FBI probes FDIC hack linked to China’s military – sources

Tuesday Dec 27, 2016 Former FDIC director Sheila Bair testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on 'Examining How the Dodd-Frank Act Could Result in More Taxpayer-Funded Bailouts' on Capitol Hill in Washington June 26, 2013. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo 1/2  By Dustin Volz and Jason Lange     The FBI is investigating how hackers…
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YubiKey for Windows Hello brings hardware-based 2FA to Windows 10

After a wait of nearly two months, Yubico has finally released an app that adds strong hardware authentication for unlocking Windows 10 PCs.  By Ed Bott| December 27, 2016   The YubiKey 4 (left) fits on a keychain, whereas the 4 Nano variant can stay in a USB slot.       Yubico announced its…
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Leaked files reveal scope of Israeli firm’s phone cracking tech

US law enforcement alone have spent millions on the phone-cracking technology.  By Zack Whittaker | December 23, 2016 (Image: file photo)     Earlier this year, we were sent a series of large, encrypted files purportedly belonging to a US police department as a result of a leak at a law firm, which was insecurely…
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