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macOS Sierra iCloud features aren’t ready yet

Last week, I warned users to be skeptical of the new macOS Sierra storage features. Prominent blogger Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo gave an object lesson in a post describing the disappearance of all his home Mac Desktop and Documents folders thanks to a bug. Here's what happened.  By Robin Harris for Storage Bits…
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What is ransomware? 1 in 3 small businesses ‘clueless’ to the danger

New research suggests that SMBs have a long way to go before getting up to speed with today's cyberthreats.  By Charlie OsborneSeptember 28, 2016 Symantec   A third of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have no idea what ransomware is or how devastating the malware can be, highlighting a series lack of understanding which could…
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Microsoft Removes Windows Journal Due to Security Flaws

By Eduard Kovacs on September 27, 2016   Microsoft has decided to remove the Windows Journal application from its operating systems due to the discovery of several vulnerabilities that can be exploited through specially crafted Journal files. Windows Journal is a note-taking application available in Windows versions from XP Tablet PC Edition through Windows 10.…
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Officials Are Scrambling to Protect the Election From Hackers

Author: Lily Hay Newman.  09.27.16 GettyImages-513185760.jpg    Ian Thomas Jansen-Lonnquist/Bloomberg/Getty Images   As the United States barrels toward November elections, officials are still looking for last-minute fixes to ensure that the patchwork of voting technology used around the country can fend off the increasingly troubling prospect of hacker attacks. And in the latest of those efforts,…
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Thousands of Cisco devices still at risk of unpatched NSA zero-day flaws

The tools may have been mistakenly left behind by the NSA following an operation.  By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | September 27, 2016 (Image: Shadowserver)   Hundreds of thousands of routers and firewalls are still at risk of exploitation by hacking tools linked to the NSA, which last month were leaked online. A group calling…
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Google backs off on previously announced Allo privacy feature

Google has come under fire again for the privacy choices its made for its new smart chat app, Allo.  By Liam Tung | September 22, 2016 Edward Snowden has criticised Google's new messaging app. Image: CBS News   Google's Allo messaging app and its Assistant bot has finally arrived, but it's been slammed for reneging on…
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