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Phishing
Even more tips for staying safe online: There's no such thing as too safe!
The most important thing is to make sure your software is updated.
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Malware
Big changes in the infosec landscape: Time to take note and take action
Do you like RDP? Good. So do attackers. Wait? What?! Yes, attackers love your weakly-defended RDP port as the payoff can be huge.
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Cloud
Microsoft embraces Android and iOS in new Windows update
These updates mark their most significant success in embracing both Android and iOS.
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Malware
Zero day distributing FINSPY espionage malware and LATENTBOT malware
FireEye recently identified a vulnerability – CVE-2017-0199 – that allows a malicious actor to download and execute a Visual Basic script.
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Microsoft
It’s time to finally say goodbye to Windows XP. And Vista. Again.
On April 8 it was three years since Microsoft ended its extended support for Windows XP. 8% of desktop users worldwide still run the operating system.
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Gaming
Windows rolls out new update - good news for creatives and gamers
Microsoft recently announced the next major update to Windows 10, known as the ‘Creators Update’, in an attempt to usurp Apple in creative circles.
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Microsoft
Australia punching above its weight in fight against malware, Microsoft report says
In the second quarter of 2016, 13% of Australian computers encountered malware attacks, compared to the worldwide rate of 20.8%.
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Cybersecurity
Windows OS is still full of holes, but Microsoft's making serious efforts to fix it
ESET shows that the Windows operating system is continuing to be a breeding ground for vulnerabilities, but patches are never far behind.
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Ransomware
Ransomware: Expert advice on how to keep safe and secure
Paying criminals is never a good idea, even when it seems expedient. Ransomware authors are under no obligation to give you back what you pay.
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Virtualisation
Hands-on review: Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac
Applications such as Parallels Desktop 12 aim to make your life a whole lot easier by running Virtual Machines (VMs) within your Mac environment.
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Microsoft
From the Dark Side turn you must: Alternatives to Windows 10
Pat Pilcher has just published an article aptly entitled, Windows 10 is horrible. So what are the alternatives? Owen McCarthy investigates..
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Microsoft
Opinion: Windows 10 is horrible
In the past, I’ve been called a Microsoft fan boy, hell I was even one of the MCs when Microsoft launched Vista in NZ.
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Cloud
Microsoft switches to monthly Windows 7, 8.1 and Server 2012 updates
Microsoft is planning monthly rollout update for Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and users for all non-security related updates.
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DDoS
CDNetworks explains the brute force of XOR.DDoS attacks
The XOR.DDoS creates huge volumes of of data and meaningless strings in a SYN flood attack, crippling Linux PCs - and Windows too, says CDNetworks.
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Windows
Yes, Australians do patch Windows - but not their software, report finds
Flexera Software says it's good news and bad news for both Australian Windows users and cybersecurity, as users adopt - and yet ignore - patches.
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Windows
SOTI offers same-day support as Windows 10 Anniversary updates kick in
With the Windows 10 Anniversary updates now being implemented, EMM provider SOTI is claiming it will support the new updates for enterprises.
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Cloud
Windows 10 Anniversary update highlights
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is full of features and innovations that will bring new experiences with Windows Ink, Cortana, gaming and more.
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Windows
Microsoft WPC Day 2 highlights
Highlights from Day 2 of Microsoft's WPC conference are out, Partnerships, Microsoft 365, Windows 10, Surface and Hololens.
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Windows
Microsoft WPC: Technology innovations opening up new opportunities for partners
"Today, we are going to share new technology innovations we’re delivering that will open up new opportunities for our partners."
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Cloud
Microsoft finally gives a delivery date for Windows 10 enterprise security features
Windows 10 already includes built-in protection, but the new features have been designed to thwart the escalating number of cyber-attacks.
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Microsoft
Windows 10 security and privacy: An in-depth review and analysis
As Windows 10 approaches its one year anniversary, it is interesting to take a look at how far the operating system has come.
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Windows
Potential Windows zero-day security exploit worth $90,000 on underground market
A single Windows zero-day vulnerability could be sold amongst the underground cybercrime market, potentially affecting more than 1.5 billion users.
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Windows
More than 70% of Windows environments are at risk, survey finds
"The survey results also indicate that Windows environments are far from being secure, and improved overall visibility is essential."
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Microsoft
Windows 10 active on 300 million devices, paid version coming soon
With the one year anniversary of Windows 10 on the horizon, Microsoft has announced that the operating system is now active on 300 million devices.