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Android 9 Pie Lockdown Mode

A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

Give yourself added peace of mind with this powerful but buried security option in Google's Android 9 Pie release.

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Patch Tuesday’s coming: Block Windows Update and pray we don’t get fooled again

Another Patch Tuesday is approaching. To avoid the bug chaos that could happen -- like we saw last month -- make sure Automatic Update for Windows is turned off.

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Blue Team Village, DEF CON 2018 | Salted Hash Ep 43

Host Steve Ragan talks to Munin, a staffer at the DEF CON Blue Team Village about what's happening and what you can expect.

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A word to the wise: Skip Microsoft’s July patches

Microsoft's Windows and Office patches for July are still a mess. Perhaps August will be better.

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An inside look at hybrid Office 365 phishing attacks | Salted Hash Ep 41

In this episode, Steve Ragan shows what a hybrid phishing attack looks like as it starts off on one service, and quickly moves to another.

Grand Theft IT? Not quite

This company's sales team is getting new laptops, and they're being upgraded 80 at a time -- but that isn't the only reason not much is lost when thieves break in.

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What is a phishing kit? Watch this in-depth explainer | Salted Hash Ep 39

What is a phishing kit? In this video, Steve Ragan offers an answer and a look at some of the kits Salted Hash has collected.

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TSMC's iPhone chip attack is a wake-up call for enterprise security

TSMC's WannaCry-related ransomware attack should be a wake-up call for enterprises at every level of connected manufacturing that they are already under attack.

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How Microsoft became tech’s good guy

Even if it’s doing so out of self-interest, the company has been acting as a force for good.

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An introduction to Kit Hunter, a phishing kit detector | Salted Hash Ep 40

Kit Hunter, a basic Python script written by host Steve Ragan, searches on common tag elements to find hidden phishing kits on a web server.

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Windows updaters express frustrations. Microsoft responds.

Earlier this week, Susan Bradley published a comprehensive look at the results of her survey of nearly 2,000 Windows updaters. Now, Microsoft has officially weighed in.

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Brush up on your IT skills with this comprehensive CompTIA training bundle

This bundle covers content ranging from entry-level A+ and Network+ certifications training all the way up to advanced certifications like CySA+ and CASP, so there’s something here for everyone.

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Apple users ‘most appealing’ to cybercriminals' online scams

Apple’s platforms may be the most secure, but this is driving cybercriminals to more devious ways to undermine iOS and Mac security. Enterprise and consumer users must be aware.

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Conversation hijacking attacks | Salted Hash Ep 38

Troy Gill, manager of security research at AppRiver, explains conversation hijacking attacks, or CHAs, with host Steve Ragan, including who is typically targeted and how to prevent them.

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If at first you don’t succeed, .Net, .Net, .Net again

In a fitting finale to a horrendous July patch cycle, Microsoft released 30 new separately identified .Net patches yesterday in 11 new Knowledge Base articles. But, for reasons unknown and unexplained, Win10 isn’t fixed yet.

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An open letter to Microsoft management re: Windows updating

Enterprise patching veteran Susan Bradley summarizes her Windows update survey results, asking Microsoft management to rethink the breakneck pace of frequently destructive patches.

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Phishing problems: 3.2M emails blocked in a month | Salted Hash Ep 37

Asaf Cidon, vice president of email security at Barracuda Networks, talks with host Steve Ragan about a recent uptick in phishing attacks, including a spike in business email compromise (BEC) attacks.

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New MacBook Pros at work? Here's how to manage them right

Apple's newest laptops include a slew of security features that make them good corporate citizens. So it's important to know how best to deploy and manage them.

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