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Well, he was half-right -- it WAS plugged in...

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Flashback to the late 1980s, when this IT pilot fish working for a large city's Board of Education gets a call about a green-screen terminal that has stopped working.

How deception technologies use camouflage to attract attackers | Salted Hash Ep 26

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Host Steve Ragan reports from the show floor at RSA 2018, where talks with Chris Roberts, chief security architect at Acalvio Technologies, about the benefits and misconceptions of deception technologies.

Monday, May 21

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Google details how it will overturn encryption signals in Chrome

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Google has further fleshed out plans to upend the historical approach browsers have taken to warn users of insecure websites, spelling out more gradual steps the company will take with Chrome this year.

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IDG Contributor Network: Microsoft’s new Surface Hub 2: potential game changer for conference rooms

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The idea of collaborative screens for conference rooms has been bouncing around for some time. The promise of integrating video conferencing and digital white boards into a single offering certainly looked compelling but adaption has…

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Will Apple play nice with others to make Siri smarter?

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We’re going to hear lots about embedded vision product development during the Embedded Vision Summit, but the first announcement may have implications for Apple's machine learning systems.

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IDG Contributor Network: Charter Spectrum Mobile joining wonderful world of wireless

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Competition in the wireless industry is growing and changing. Comcast, Charter and Altice are moving into wireless. Comcast launched one year ago. Charter Spectrum is getting ready to launch in the next few months. Altice will do so next…

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FAQ: Microsoft 365 explained

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Microsoft has spent considerable marketing and promotional capital on its newest by-subscription suite, Microsoft 365, since late April, trumpeting it as the firm started to roll out the latest Windows 10 feature upgrade and continuing the…

Businesses join to create enterprise standard for blockchain networks

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A blockchain standards group made up of hundreds of businesses and tech development members has unveiled its first specification for enabling the development of peer-to-peer, decentralized networks explicitly for automating corporate…

Sunday, May 20

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Yet another bunch of Microsoft Surfaces don’t work with Win10 version 1803

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Microsoft made Windows 10 version 1803 available for download - and pushed to “seekers” - on April 30. It started sending the OS out to the unprotected masses on May 8. Shortly after, we started hearing complaints from Surface Pro (2017)…

Saturday, May 19

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Easy mobile security the Faraday way

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Have you heard about those special bags, cases and wallets that protect your electronics from hack attacks?

Friday, May 18

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What is blockchain? The most disruptive tech in decades

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Blockchain is poised to change IT in much the same way open-source software did a quarter of a century ago. And in the same way that Linux took more than a decade to become a cornerstone in modern application development, Blockchain will…

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Tech Talk: Prepping for GDPR

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CSO's Michael Nadeau and Steve Ragan join Computerworld's Ken Mingis and IDG Communications' Mark Lewis to look at what the new EU privacy rules means. They offer insights on how companies can prepare – and what happens if they don't.

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Tech Talk: As GDPR looms, companies rush to comply

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For many companies, GDPR has become a four-letter acronym.

Android apps: Best of the best

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Trying to find the right app for any given area on Android is a lot like trying to order dinner at a restaurant with way too many options on the menu. How can you possibly find the right choice in such a crowded lineup? With the Google…

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6 tips for faster Apple iPhone charging

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Apple will allegedly introduce a fast-charging system inside the box with every iPhone sold later this year. While we wait for this magical moment in iPhone history, I’ve put together six tips for faster charging using the technology…

Success at last!

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This pilot fish changes jobs, moving from a small software company to a large state college -- and there's a bit of culture shock.

Thursday, May 17

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Patch update: Monthly Rollup previews arrive for Win7, 8.1, along with updates for Win10 1607, 1703

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We just got a smattering of patches that seem to be in the "Oh yeah, we forgot" bucket. Windows 7 and 8.1 received Previews (which you should never install, of course). Win10 1607 (out of support for Home and Pro on April 10) and 1703 got…

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Why Linux apps on Chromebooks are a really big deal (really!)

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It may have gotten lost in the shuffle of all the Android P news at Google's I/O conference last week, but fear not, dear friends: Chrome OS has definitely not been forgotten.

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How Apple’s iPad, Swift and VoiceOver teach the blind to code

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It’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which felt like a good day to explain how the accessibility features inside Swift Playgrounds and Apple solutions are enabling visually impaired people to code.

Microsoft's Surface Hub 2 puts Teams collaboration at its core

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Microsoft has unveiled its updated Surface Hub digital whiteboard, improving collaboration capabilities with software and hardware features.

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Solving a blockchain conundrum: Biometrics could recover lost encryption keys

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Blockchain could one day solve the online privacy problem by encrypting or scrambling personally identifiable information and issuing each person a random string of bits – a private key – created explicitly for unscrambling their data.

Throwback Thursday: Why comments were invented

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Request comes to pilot fish to provide employee data for the company-wide address book. That's no big deal.

Wednesday, May 16

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Lots of little Microsoft patches, but nothing for this month’s big bugs — and no Previews

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Third Tuesday of the month and it’s time for bug fixes and Monthly Rollup Previews, right?

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What an Apple phishing attack looks like | Salted Hash Ep 32

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How can you tell the difference between a legitimate email and a phishing attack? Host Steve Ragan shows what an Apple phishing attack looks like, screen by screen, showing the difference between the real and the fake.

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FAQ: How Edge's Application Guard and isolated browsing work

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Microsoft two weeks ago quietly added a security feature to Windows 10 Pro that initially was available only in the operating system's most expensive edition.

Well, it's secure, all right...

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This small IT consulting outfit gets a contract with a very, very big company -- which is a very big deal, says a pilot fish at the consultancy.

Tuesday, May 15

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10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

All right, gang: The honeymoon's officially over. We've oohed. We've ahhed. We've talked about Android P's most noteworthy productivity features. Now it's time to step back, get real, and talk about some of the software's less impressive…

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Location-based services move beyond mobile and into enterprise apps

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GPS has been with us for many years, and this is what most consumers think about when they hear the term location-based services (LBS). While the satellite-based routing capability needed to help us get directions will remain an important…

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Get a hands-on, inside look at the dark web | Salted Hash Ep 25

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Reporting from RSA 2018, host Steve Ragan helps dispel the hype and confusion surrounding the dark web, as he talks with Alon Arvatz, co-founder at IntSights.

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10 Apple accessibility solutions everyone should know

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Apple is putting its weight behind Global Accessibility Awareness Day, taking the chance to point to its decades-long record in developing software solutions that make its hardware usable by everybody.