Beta News
27  novembre     16h04
It’s time for rail companies to get smarter with data
Toby Hawkins    The rail network is awash with data. There are systems measuring everything you could possibly compute -- from ticket sales and toilet cleaning to punctuality and passenger satisfaction. Use this data smartly, and you have the power to transform your train operating company (TOC). But here’s the...
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KB5007205 update for Windows is breaking Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
Sofia WyciÅ›lik-Wilson    Microsoft has revealed that a recent update for Windows has been causing problems that could have left systems unprotected and open to attack. After installing the KB5007205 update, some system administrators have found that Microsoft Defender for Endpoint fails. This makes something of a change...
26  novembre     14h57
Best Windows apps this week
Martin Brinkmann    Four-hundred-sixty-six in a series. Welcome to this week’s overview of the best apps, games and extensions released for Windows 10 and 11 on the Microsoft Store and elsewhere in the past seven days. Microsoft released preview updates for Windows 10 this week that address MSI and printing issues,...
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Why real-time analysis is key to making better use of data [Q&A]
Ian Barker    Businesses of all types generate ever larger quantities of data, but while this should be an invaluable resource to drive decision making the sheer volume can create difficulties. Analyzing data in real time is the ideal but it can be surprisingly hard to achieve. We talked to Ariel Assaraf, CEO of...
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CronRAT is a new Linux malware set to strike on February 31st
Sofia WyciÅ›lik-Wilson    Yes, you did read the headline correctly; security researchers have discovered a stealthy new remote access trojan (RAT) designed to attack Linux systems. Named CronRAT, the malware hides as a scheduled task and is configured to run on a non-existent date - February 31st. Researchers from Sansec...
25  novembre     17h15
6 techy ways to entice new talent during The Great Resignation
Devin Partida    If you’ve been paying attention to the news lately, you know that many people are choosing to leave their jobs for various reasons. This period is being coined as The Great Resignation. Employers across all sectors are looking for new ways to gain the attention of potential employees -- but it’ll...
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Ransomware remains a threat 30 years on
Mieng Lim    As our lives have become increasingly dependent on technology, virtually all personal and business data is kept on internet-connected platforms and in today’s digitized world this has become a gold mine for cyber criminals. In fact, we have seen cyberattacks grow exponentially in the last 12 months...
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The gaming industry’s latest challenge: DDoS protection
Babur Khan    Like moths to a flame, hackers always go where the action is. As the COVID-19 pandemic drove work away from the office, businesses have faced one cyberattack after another on their remote work infrastructure. Meanwhile, a boom in virtual entertainment has brought a surge of players to the gaming...
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45 percent of Brits don’t trust tech companies to safeguard their data
Ian Barker    A survey of 2,000 UK adults, reveals that 45 percent don’t trust big tech companies to safeguard their personal data. The study from NexGen Cloud finds 66 percent concerned about how tech giants are able to collect and use their personal information. In addition only 24 percent of individuals...
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Microsoft releases KB5007253 update to fix MSI issues and yet more printer problems in Windows
Sofia WyciÅ›lik-Wilson    It is the time of the month that sees Microsoft releasing preview versions of upcoming updates for Windows, and this is precisely what the company has done with the optional KB5007253 Preview cumulative update for Windows 10. Available for Windows 10 versions 2004, 20H2, 21H1 and 21H2, this update...
24  novembre     17h08
Five signs your technology is enabling your business
John Frazier    We live in a world that’s driven by technology. It has seeped into every part of our lives and the corporate realm is no exception. In fact, during the peak of the pandemic, the quick adoption of innovative technology helped many organizations survive. However, entities must invest in the right...
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Phishing, ransomware and human error are seen as biggest security threats
Ian Barker    New research from Python software house STX Next finds that that CTOs see human error, ransomware and phishing as the biggest security threats. The study of 500 CTOs globally shows 59 percent still see human error as the main security threat to their business, alongside other prominent concerns...
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Zero-day vulnerability could give an attacker admin access in Windows 11 and older
Sofia WyciÅ›lik-Wilson    A security researcher has revealed a serious vulnerability affecting Windows 10, Windows 11 and Windows Server. By exploiting the vulnerability, an attacker would be able to easily gain administrative privileges on a victim’s system. The discovery and revelation were made by Abdelhamid Naceri,...
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The machine identity crisis -- and what to do about it [Q&A]
Ian Barker    Every single networked machine relies on an identity -- in the form of cryptographic keys or digital certificates -- so that it can identify itself and communicate with other machines securely. In the wrong hands though machine identities can enable cybercriminals to appear trustworthy, slip past...
23  novembre     22h51
OWC launches Mercury Elite Pro mini USB-C storage drive for Mac, Windows, and Linux
Brian Fagioli    Solid state drives make wonderful internal boot drives for computers, but they are also great options for external storage too. Not only are they often smaller than mechanical hard disk drives, but they also use less power and are much quicker. With that said, sometimes hard disk drives can be a...
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Grandma will be thankful when you install deepin Linux 20.3 on her PC this Thanksgiving
Brian Fagioli    This Thursday is one of my favorite holidays -- Thanksgiving While I will absolutely fill my (large) belly with turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, and other traditional foods, I will be sure to celebrate the true nature of the day as well -- being thankful. This year, I am thankful for my health,...
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Microsoft’s new online museum celebrates 20 years of Xbox
Wayne Williams    It’s been 20 years since Microsoft unveiled the original Xbox which, incidentally, is the only model of the company’s games console I’ve ever owned. Although I’m a PlayStation gamer, I’m also interested in consoles of the past, and for that reason I’ve spent an enjoyable hour exploring Microsoft’s...
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New malware dispenses RAT droppings
Ian Barker    A new javascript downloader named ’RATDispenser’, distributing eight different Remote Access Trojans, keyloggers and information stealers has been uncovered by HP Wolf Security. Most worrying is that RATDispenser is only detected by 11 percent of available anti-virus engines, meaning it’s able to...
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Two-thirds of UK business leaders expect more cybersecurity threats
Ian Barker    Around two thirds (66 percent) of UK business leaders expect the threat from cyber criminals to increase over the next 12 months, according to the latest PwC cybersecurity survey of business and technology executives. In the past year ransomware has had a significant impact on organizations already...
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You can now download a free Windows 11 Enterprise virtual machine from Microsoft
Sofia WyciÅ›lik-Wilson    Microsoft has made no fanfare about it, but the company has made available a virtual machine based on Windows 11 Enterprise that developers -- or anyone else -- can install and use free of charge. A few days ago, Microsoft updated a page in the Windows Dev Center to include download links for...