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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is infested with bugs

Microsoft's massive Windows 10 Anniversary Update has caused major problems for some users, and at this point it's a good idea to avoid the OS completely until the company squashes some of the bigger bugs.

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Businesses failing to secure privileged accounts

A new benchmark survey finds that more than half of organizations have a failing grade when it comes to securing privileged accounts that can give attackers access to their entire networks.

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IT leaders pick productivity over security

Implementing security measures can make systems run slower and essentially bog down productivity, which is causing some enterprises to abandon effective security measures. Two recent studies highlight the severity of lacking...

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The 10 Windows group policy settings you need to get right

Configure these 10 group policy settings carefully, and enjoy better Windows security across the office

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CIOs cautiously embrace Windows 10

Major OS upgrades are never easy, but according to CIOs and IT executives, the move to Windows 10 is the smoothest Microsoft OS transition in years, even if most of them are taking their time with the deployments.

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Microsoft sweetens deal for Windows 10 in the enterprise

Microsoft unveiled plans today to introduce incentive programs for companies looking to adopt the Windows 10 Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The improved Surface Enterprise Initiative and Trade-In program is designed to make it easier...

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Why Windows 10 is the most secure Windows ever

With Device Guard and Credential Guard, Windows enjoys unprecedented protection from malware and advanced persistent threats

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5 IT experts reveal their Windows 10 upgrade strategies

Security, usability and support costs are just a few of the factors IT leaders need to consider when determining their upgrade path to Microsoft’s new OS.

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How to get the most out of Windows 10 enterprise security features

Although the return of the Start menu and putting the focus back on the desktop are moves calculated to help Windows 10 appeal to business users, the security improvements may be a more strategic reason for considering an upgrade. But...

NSA will lose access to 'historical' phone surveillence data Nov. 29

After Nov. 29, data requests must be made on an as-needed basis to the FISA Court

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Microsoft pours out the patches as Windows 10 nears release

Microsoft has been pushing out Windows 10 patches almost daily as it preps for this week's launch of the new operating system.

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Patch Tuesday: Not dead yet

Even though Microsoft won't say if it plans to end its 12-year practice of providing security patches on the same day each month to everyone, security experts have concluded that Patch Tuesday isn't going anywhere.

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Microsoft kicks elderly Windows XP when it's down

The company is stopping delivery of, or support for, multiple security products that enterprises use to stay safe.

Ad fraud Trojan updates Flash Player so that other malware can't get in

Despite being distributed through exploit kits, the Kovter Trojan appears to be ruining their business by patching valuable flaws

Cisco plans to buy security-as-a-service provider OpenDNS

OpenDNS provides Web filtering and malware protection services to 65 million users

Windows 10 will allow apps to actively scan their content for malware

Developers will be able to have their apps talk to the locally installed antivirus programs through a new API

In desperation, many ransomware victims plead with attackers

TeslaCrypt creators negotiated with victims, earned over $76,000 in two months

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How one CIO stays a step ahead of cybersecurity threats

Here's how Digineer's CIO stays one step ahead of common cybersecurity threats.

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