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Microsoft Patch Alert: October 2020

The big news with this month’s patches – aside from the usual smorgasbord of strange errors – has more to do with the patches that are outside the regular cumulative update stream. Remarkably, we didn’t get any security fixes for IE...

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Warning: Multiple Windows 10 retirements ahead

Over the next seven weeks, two Windows 10 feature upgrades will hit the end of support. And a third dropped of the support list last week.

Android Privacy Feature

A phenomenal Android privacy feature you probably forget to use

This underappreciated Android gem can protect your privacy and make your phone significantly more secure, but it's up to you to dust it off and use it.

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Zoom's new encryption approach is incremental, but better

Max Krohn, Zoom's head of security engineering, detailed what users need to give up to get the better encryption protection that's coming.

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Microsoft focuses on Office, less so on Windows, and offers nothing for browsers on Patch Tuesday

This was a surprisingly light update, with a reduced number of Windows updates, no Microsoft browser updates and some critical Office patches — so far. Microsoft is scheduled to release more updates this month and we will see whether...

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Is Windows the greatest cyberthreat to the 2020 US election?

With Election Day coming up fast, there’s evidence that Windows-based attacks could be imminent — or may have already started. Seeds of chaos being sown already?

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With Patch Tuesday here, be sure Windows Update is paused

With all the flotsam floating around, it’s easy to lose sight of Second Tuesdays. October’s arrives tomorrow and, with it, another round of Windows and Office patches. Take a minute to make sure you aren’t in the front lines, as...

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Apple's T2 Mac security chip may be vulnerable, researcher claims

A security researcher claims to have figured out how to break the T2 security chip on modern Intel-based Macs.

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Wire targets Zoom, Teams and others with secure video upgrades

Wire, which touts its ability to offer secure video communications, now allows up to 12 users on a video call in a fully end-to-end encrypted environment.

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Current trends in Mac security threats

The latest trends involving Mac threats show that while attempts are increasing, users remain the first line of defense for the "show up when you want to" enterprise.

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Working from home? Slow broadband, remote security remain top issues

For workers whose home has become the de facto home office in recent months, broadband connectivity and security are ongoing issues, according to a Navisite survey.

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The coast is clear to install September's Windows and Office patches

It’s been an interesting month, with a couple of flubs, but no new major plugged security holes and Microsoft has replaced its buggy SQL Server 2019 patch. Win10 version 2004 continues to astound with the number of swatted bugs, but...

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Microsoft's Brad Anderson on Apple in the enterprise

During this week's JNUC event, the Microsoft VP talked about enabling enterprise class security for Macs.

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Lessons learned: Provisioning new employees during a pandemic

What have we learned about hardware provisioning employees for remote working during the pandemic?

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JNUC 2020 opens with big news for Apple and Azure

Jamf kicks off its virtual JNUC conference today with a deluge of news and information for Mac, iPhone and iPad using enterprises.

Android Smart Lock Trusted Places

How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.

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Dual biometrics for banking: Double trouble or super-secure?

Two European banks are looking to boost security by layering a pair of biometric authentication methods – facial recognition and palm recognition – atop one another. That could mean more security, or more headaches for users.

Microsoft Remote Desktop

Pandemic gives VDI a new lease on life

This year’s coronavirus-driven shift to remote work has renewed interest in Virtual Desktop Infrastructure and its cloud offshoot, Desktop-as-a-Service.

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