Monthly Archives: April 2017

‘Windows as a service’ means big, painful changes for IT pros

Everything you know about Windows deployment is undergoing wrenching changes. For IT pros who've grown accustomed to "set it and forget it" as a management strategy, three big changes are making life much more challenging.  By Ed BottApril 4, 2017   When Microsoft rolled out the "Windows as a Service" tagline for Windows 10, most…
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Linux-based Tizen: Critical bugs leave most Samsung Smart TVs open to attack

An independent researcher has discovered vulnerabilities that could potentially allow attacks on every Samsung device running Tizen.  By Andrada Fiscutean | April 4, 2017   Security researcher Amihai Neiderman presented his findings of more than 40 vulnerabilities in Tizen. Image: Andrada Fiscutean/ZDNet   Almost every Samsung Smart TV set sold in the past two years…
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How to use a VPN to protect your internet privacy

A virtual private network can go a long way to make sure that neither your ISP, nor anyone else, can snoop on what you do on the internet.  By Steven J. Vaughan-NicholsApril 3, 2017 Worried about your ISP? Is someone on your coffee shop's Wi-Fi? Or is Joe A Hacker bugging your internet? A virtual…
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Here’s why iOS 10.3 updates are taking so long

Are you finding that iOS 10.3 takes a long time to install? You're not alone.  By Adrian Kingsley-HughesApril 3, 2017     As iOS updates go, iOS 10.3 seems to be pretty bug-free. But there is one thing that a lot of users are complaining about, and that's how long it takes to install. And…
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Watch Your Debit Cards: Thieves Get Craftier With Skimmers

Anthony Giorgianni Thu, April 3,2017     Stealing debit card information using "skimmers" at gas pumps and ATMs is an old problem. But thieves are becoming more sophisticated at hiding the devices and getting around some of the fixes merchants have put in their way. Among the newest tools are deep-insert skimmers, which disappear into…
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