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- BrianKrebs
ConnectWise Quietly Patches Flaw That Helps Phishers
ConnectWise, a self-hosted, remote desktop software application that is widely used by Managed Service Providers (MSPs), is warning about an unusually sophisticated phishing attack that can let attackers take remote control over user systems when recipients click the included link. The warning comes just days after the company quietly patched a vulnerability that makes it easier for phishers to launch these attacks.
- BrianKrebs
U.S. Govt. Apps Bundled Russian Code With Ties to Mobile Malware Developer
A recent scoop by Reuters revealed that mobile apps for the U.S. Army and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) were integrating software that sends visitor data to a Russian company called Pushwoosh, which claims to be based in the United States. But that story omitted an important historical detail about Pushwoosh: In 2013, one of its developers admitted to authoring the Pincer Trojan, malware designed to surreptitiously intercept and forward text messages from Android mobile devices.
- BrianKrebs
Researchers Quietly Cracked Zeppelin Ransomware Keys
Peter is an IT manager for a technology manufacturer that got hit with a Russian ransomware strain called “Zeppelin” in May 2020. He’d been on the job less than six months, and because of the way his predecessor architected things,… Read More »
- BrianKrebs
Disneyland Malware Team: It’s a Puny World After All
A financial cybercrime group calling itself the Disneyland Team has been making liberal use of visually confusing phishing domains that spoof popular bank brands using Punycode, an Internet standard that allows web browsers to render domain names with non-Latin alphabets like Cyrillic and Ukrainian.
- BrianKrebs
Top Zeus Botnet Suspect “Tank” Arrested in Geneva
Vyacheslav “Tank” Penchukov, the accused 40-year-old Ukrainian leader of a prolific cybercriminal group that stole tens of millions of dollars from small to mid-sized businesses in the United States and Europe, has been arrested in Switzerland, according to multiple sources.
- BrianKrebs
Lawsuit Seeks Food Benefits Stolen By Skimmers
A nonprofit organization is suing the state of Massachusetts on behalf of thousands of low-income families who were collectively robbed of more than a $1 million in food assistance benefits by card skimming devices secretly installed at cash machines and grocery store checkout lanes across the state. Federal law bars states from replacing these benefits using federal funds, and a recent rash of skimming incidents nationwide has disproportionately affected those receiving food assistance via state-issued prepaid debit cards.
- BrianKrebs
Patch Tuesday, November 2022 Election Edition
Let's face it: Having “2022 election” in the headline above is probably the only reason anyone might read this story today. Still, while most of us here in the United States are anxiously awaiting the results of how well we've patched our Democracy, it seems fitting that Microsoft Corp. today released gobs of security patches for its ubiquitous Windows operating systems. November's patch batch includes fixes for a whopping six zero-day security vulnerabilities that miscreants and malware are already exploiting in the wild.
- BrianKrebs
LinkedIn Adds Verified Emails, Profile Creation Dates
For whatever reason, the majority of the phony LinkedIn profiles reviewed by this author have involved young women with profile photos that appear to be generated by artificial intelligence (AI) tools. We’re seeing rapid advances in AI-based synthetic image generation technology and we’ve created a deep learning model to better catch profiles made with this technology. AI-based image generators can create an unlimited number of unique, high-quality profile photos that do not correspond to real people. Fake accounts sometimes use these convincing, AI-generated profile photos to make their fake LinkedIn profile appear more authentic.
- BrianKrebs
Hacker Charged With Extorting Online Psychotherapy Service
A 25-year-old Finnish man has been charged with extorting a once popular and now-bankrupt online psychotherapy company and its patients. Finnish authorities rarely name suspects in an investigation, but they were willing to make an exception for Julius "Zeekill" Kivimaki, a notorious hacker who -- at the tender age of 17 -- had been convicted of more than 50,000 cybercrimes, including data breaches, payment fraud, operating botnets, and calling in bomb threats.
- BrianKrebs
Accused ‘Raccoon’ Malware Developer Fled Ukraine After Russian Invasion
A 26-year-old Ukrainian man is awaiting extradition to the United States on charges that he acted as a core developer for Raccoon, a "malware-as-a-service" offering that helped paying customers steal passwords and financial data from millions of cybercrime victims. KrebsOnSecurity has learned that the defendant was busted in March 2022, after fleeing mandatory military service in Ukraine in the weeks following the Russian invasion.
BrandPost: AIOps: The Path to a Better IT Paradigm

AIOps is no mere buzzword. It's a next-level market that paves the way for modernization by more fully connecting IT health and efficiency with business outcomes. How critical is that connection? Just last year, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram sustained a six-hour downtime due to a router misconfiguration — a relatively simple error that might have been avoided with the help of better system health insights.

The downtime resulted in a decrease of 4.9% in shares, or a $47 billion loss of revenue. So, yeah, pretty critical.

This example is just one cautionary tale that illustrates how IT and business operations can no longer afford to be separate parts of the same ecosystem. They should function more like a single organism, continually in sync to promote the success of your business. Yet, with critical IT infrastructure handling an ever-increasing volume of data and digital activity, the resulting complexity can become overwhelming. To avoid overload, organizations must modernize, and AIOps is essential for that journey forward.

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BrandPost: The Underrated Elements of Cyber Resiliency

Resiliency in a business context is often closely associated with continuity. If something happens, or if there is an outage, businesses depend on the principles of failover and redundancy to keep systems up or get them running again quickly. But the equation changes when you shift the conversation to cyber resiliency. It encompasses recovery and, more importantly, the ability to repel and prevent attacks in real-time and establish flexible, responsive, and proactive operations.

Over three-quarters of corporations cite security and data breaches as the top cause of server, operating system, application, and network downtime. Your system architecture, while important, is only part of the cyber resiliency solution. Having a strategy that includes both your architecture and people is vital, as well.

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BrandPost: Forget Rip and Replace. Innovate in Place.

Today, competitive forces are fiercer than ever in the marketplace. Companies need to continuously transform business models, products, and services, and their infrastructure needs to support it all if they want to thrive and lead. Time and cost are of the essence.

To innovate faster and more successfully than your competitors, you have to make the technology choices that strike the right balance between risk and reward. Even with its many advantages, accelerating adoption of public Cloud alone is not the end-all-be-all answer. A hybrid Cloud model on the other hand, when done right, offers the flexibility to leverage both new and existing technology investments in ways that truly generate the most business value.

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Windows 11: A guide to the updates

A Windows launch isn’t the end a process — it’s really just the beginning. As with Windows 10, Microsoft continually works on improving Windows 11 by fixing bugs, releasing security patches, and occasionally adding new features.

In this story we summarize what you need to know about each update released to the public for the most recent version of Windows 11. For each build, we’ve included the date of its release and a link to Microsoft’s announcement about it. The most recent updates appear first.

The easiest way to install updates is via Windows Update. Not sure how? See “How to handle Windows 10 and 11 updates” for full instructions. Note that Windows 11 version 22H2 is being released as a phased rollout and may not be available to you in Windows Update yet.

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From monolith to modular: How enterprise content management is evolving

As digital technologies have transformed the way people create, move, and store their data over the decades, managing the multitude of physical documents and digital data produced by a company has remained an ongoing challenge for businesses. Technologies such as cloud-based apps and services, along with regulatory requirements around the storage and protection of customer data, have required companies to explore technology solutions for document and data management.

In earlier days, this meant investing in a document management system (DMS), which helped companies digitally store and manage paper-based and online documents. The rise of web-based technologies created content management systems (CMSes), which managed digitally created content, but also included formats such as audio, video, images, and HTML-based files.

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So, you were laid off? Don’t panic

While I’ve never been laid off, I was fired twice in my younger years. It was both very traumatic and unexpected. The most embarrassing experience was being fired from my first full-time job as a dish washer in an unairconditioned kitchen. But I was a kid then and living at home. Later, when I was fired after a forced takeover of the business I worked at, I was living paycheck to paycheck — and went into a panic that led to a lot of really poor career decisions focused more on getting any job rather than rethinking my career.

Since then, I’ve covered a lot of layoffs — and were it to happen to me again, I’d approach the problem differently. One is to avoid companies that do layoffs regularly; there is no upside whether you’re laid off or kept on the job. Not only do the people let go experience a lot of trauma, but those that remain have survivor’s guilt, wind up doing their job and the work of those laid off, and work under the perceived threat of being culled down the road. 

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IBM, Maersk scuttle blockchain-based TradeLens supply chain platform

Four years after IBM and Maersk first unveiled TradeLens, the companies have announced they will be withdrawing TradeLens offerings and will discontinue the blockchain-based supply chain platform.

The platform will go offline by the end of the first quarter in 2023. Apparently the platform did not attract enough users to be commercially viable.

“The need for full global industry collaboration has not been achieved,” said Rotem Hershko, head of business platforms at A.P. Moller - Maersk, in a statement posted on Maersk’s website. "TradeLens has not reached the level of commercial viability necessary to continue work and meet the financial expectations as an independent business.”

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AWS brings Verified Access security to the Apple enterprise

Amazon is introducing its next-gen AWS Verified Access security technology. At its annual AWS re: Invent show, the company confirmed the tech will be made available to enterprises running Apple products thanks to partnerships with Jamf, JumpCloud, and other device management vendors in the space.

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3 quick tricks for smarter Android sharing

Well, I'll be: We're currently on the cusp of 20-frickin'-23, somehow. And yet, moving info from your phone to your computer still creates a confoundingly complex conundrum for most of us mere mortals.

To be fair, we've come a long way in the 14 years since Android's arrival on this humble ol' earth of ours. But when you want to transport some text from your Android device to your Windows or Mac computer — or, Goog forbid, beam a non-photo file from your phone to a computer whose operating system doesn't rhyme with SchlomeOS — goodness gracious, it sure ain't easy.

"But wait, Mr. Android Yammering Man!" you might be thinking. "I could've sworn I'd read that Google had some sort of fancy-schmancy Nearby Share system that was supposed to fix this once and for all!"

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The new way to hire tech workers: from the bottom up

By the time she was 21, Sara Mothersil had attended college for three years — and changed her major three times. She didn’t know what she wanted to do, but did realize one thing: college wasn’t her path to a career.

“I did not like college; it was just the thing to do,” the West Palm Beach, FL native said in a recent interview. “Your parents encourage you to go to college and get an education, but my heart just wasn’t into it. I couldn’t find anything I was passionate about.”

sara mothersil 2 Sara Mothersil

Sara Mothersil, an apprentice with Multiverse and a fulltime analyst with Intermountain Healthcare.

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Windows 11 Insider Previews: What’s in the latest build?

The Windows 11 2022 Update has been released, but behind the scenes, Microsoft is constantly working to improve the newest version of Windows. The company frequently rolls out public preview builds to members of its Windows Insider Program, allowing them to test out — and even help shape — upcoming features.

The Windows Insider program is divided into three channels:

The Dev Channel is where new features are introduced for initial testing, regardless of which Windows release they’ll eventually end up in. This channel is best for technical users and developers and builds in it may be unstable and buggy. In the Beta Channel, you’ll get more polished features that will be deployed in the next major Windows release. This channel is best for early adopters, and Microsoft says your feedback in this channel will have the most impact. The Release Preview Channel typically doesn’t see action until shortly before a new feature update is rolled out. It’s meant for final testing of an upcoming release and is best for those who want the most stable builds.

The Beta and Release Preview Channels also receive bug-fix builds for the currently shipping version of Windows 11.

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When fees are 'taxes' and free speech costs $8 a month

Thanks to the Twitter CEO Elon Musk, Apple faces renewed criticism over its App Store fees and whether its insistence on content moderation somehow suppresses free speech. Neither is quite true.

App Store fees: A negotiation in progress

Let’s begin with App Store fees. At present, some developers must pay Apple 30% of from sales of their software or from subscription income. Not all developers do so — in the second year, subscription fees drop to 15% of the take, while developers shifting under a million dollars in value also pay just 15%. (Developers who do not charge for their apps pay no fee at all.)

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How not to manage a business, starring Twitter's Elon Musk

By the time you read this, there's a decent chance Twitter will be dead in the water. Technically, there are many reasons I can safely predict its coming crash, but I'm not here to talk about Twitter remote procedure calls (RPCs) or its SMS Two-Factor Authentication failures. No, even worse than the technical land mines ahead for Twitter are billionaire Elon Musk's management blunders.

I know, some of you are saying, "Musk is a genius! You just don't understand!" Actually, I do. Musk is some things. He has great engineering vision. He has passion. That's why he is largely responsible for the commercialization of space with SpaceX and the rebirth of the electric car with Tesla. But — and this is a big but — just because you're great at one thing doesn't mean you're even competent at other things.

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Alation’s Connected Sheets brings data governance to spreadsheets
Connected Sheets, which can be accessed via the company’s Data Catalog, can be used to import or feed governed data from various sources into spreadsheets including Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel.
AWS releases Wickr, its encrypted messaging service for enterprises

Just days after announcing the close of its consumer-oriented Wickr Me encrypted messaging service, Amazon Web Services (AWS), at its annual re:Invent conference on Monday, said that it was making the enterprise version of the app generally available.

Dubbed simply AWS Wickr, the service was first announced in July and has been in preview till now.

The enterprise version of the messaging service, designed to allow enterprise users to securely collaborate via text, voice and video, along with file and screen sharing, is expected to help enterprises meet auditing and regulatory requirements such as e-discovery and US Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the company said in a statement.

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Why you must remember to update T&Cs in Apple Business Manager

When Apple publishes a major OS update, a small number of users may find their device management solution stops working. In most cases, it’s not really a problem at all, just a licensing condition that needs to be resolved.

Make a diary date for T&Cs and other settings

Apple frequently requests its customers approve new terms and conditions (T&Cs) when major OS updates roll out. You probably needed to accept new T&Cs when you upgraded to iOS 16 or macOS Ventura.

The problem for managed device fleets is that if these aren’t approved, certain features may stop functioning. Fortunately, you can easily get your systems working again in Apple Business Manager.

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How to troubleshoot and reset Windows Update

Like it or not, those who use Windows Update to obtain and install updates, patches, and fixes will occasionally encounter issues with the Windows Update service. Sometimes, a specific update may not download. At other times, an update may fail to install. Every now and then, Windows Update (a.k.a. WU) may refuse to interact with the Windows servers from which updates come.

That’s where these steps come in. Try these troubleshooting techniques in the order outlined below to get WU operational again.

Note: Although I’ve illustrated the WU troubleshooting steps in Windows 11 here, the same techniques also work with Windows 10, with only minor variations. This story covers both current Windows OS versions quite nicely.

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Meta teaches an AI to lie, strategize

Meta has trained an AI agent to play a boardgame that involves chatting with other players to persuade them to support its strategies — and then betraying them.

The company, which owns Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp, says that its Cicero AI may have widespread applications in the near future including developing smarter virtual assistants with the combined use of technologies such as natural language processing (NLP) and strategic reasoning, according to a blog post released by the company.  

In a research article in the academic journal Science, Meta said its Cicero AI achieved human-level performance at the strategy boardgame Diplomacy in an online league where it played 40 games against 82 humans, ranking in the top 10% of participants who played more than one game.

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Changes to Google's employee appraisal system stir layoff fears

After several major technology companies announced layoffs due to macroeconomic headwinds in the last few months, Google is now under the spotlight as news reports this week predict that the company will cut at least 10,000 jobs.

The forecasts are based on a report from the Information, which said that under the Google Reviews and Development (GRAD) program, launched earlier this year, managers have been told to allocate a low performer rating to at least 6% of employees compared to 2% under the old performance review process.   

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HP to cut up to 6,000 staff in plan to mitigate PC market softness

In the face of declining revenue, HP has announced it expects to lay off 4,000 to 6,000 employees by the end of fiscal year 2025, reducing its 51,000-strong global workforce by about 12%.

The news comes as economic turbulence causes other major technology companies to announce layoffs.

The news of the HP job cuts was made public when the company on Tuesday posted its fourth quarter 2022 financial results, which saw a year-on-year decline in revenue of 11.2% to $14.8 billion. The company’s personal systems, consumer, and commercial segments fell by 13%, 25% and 6% respectively. Notebook and desktops units also saw a decline, with units decreasing by 21% overall.

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Apple has improved Mac MDM with this important feature

The ever growing numbers of Mac users have always been able to set apps to launch when they log in to their computers, but this has changed in macOS Ventura. Login items are now managed in a different place, and Apple has also made it possible for Mac admins to manage them using MDM software.

Where are my login items?

Traditionally on a Mac, login items were managed in the Users & Groups section of System Preferences. This changes with Ventura — not only have System Preferences become System Settings, but they have been quietly shifted to a new section found in the General category.

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Demand for IT pros remains high even as layoffs continue

Even as high-profile layoffs continue in the tech sector, the demand for experienced IT professionals remains high, according to a new report by IT employment consultancy Janco Associates.

Over 100,000 jobs for experienced IT pros remain unfilled in the US, according to Janco’s report. Those job roles include coders, application design specialists, security and compliance specialists, and blockchain/e-commence engineers at all levels.

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Tech layoffs in 2022: A timeline

Global economic turbulence has hit technology companies this year, leading to slowing revenue growth and widespread layoffs, even as some segments of enterprise spending on IT seem to be holding steady.

According to TrueUp’s tech layoff tracker, there were 1138 rounds of layoffs at tech companies globally through mid-November, affecting 182,605 people.

When global economic headwinds started picking up earlier in the year, many technology companies reacted to fears of an incoming recession by putting the brakes on hiring. The bad news is—amid rising interest rates, the ongoing war in Ukraine, high fuel costs, supply chain issues, and a decline in personal PC sales—most of those freezes have since been accompanied by job cuts, as companies look for ways to reduce operating costs.

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Zoom sales growth slows as online business slumps in post-pandemic era

Zoom's third quarter results show that the big question for the company is whether sales to enterprises will be strong enough to compensate for slowing growth of online, or consumer, revenue as businesses bring workers back to the office in the wake of the pandemic.

Zoom's third-quarter 2022 revenue, announced Monday, rose 5% year-over-year to $1.1 billion, but in the previous quarter, total revenue grew 8%.

Third quarter enterprise revenue was $614.3 million, up 20% year over year. However, online revenue was down 9% year over year, totalling $487.6 million. The decline in online sales along with growing expenses led to a 23% drop, to $66.5 million, in net income from operations.

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Apple, Google face legal pressure over UK mobile services dominance

Apple faces yet more regulation as the UK’s competition watchdog launches an investigation into how Apple and Google dominate the market for mobile services.

Control the internet by controlling the browsers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has said it will now investigate both companies for their dominance around browsers, app stores, and cloud gaming.

For insight into that dominance, the CMA points out that 97% of all UK mobile web browsing makes use of either Apple or Google’s browser engine.

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Is ChromeOS right for you? A 4-question quiz to find out

Google's ChromeOS is one of the world's most misunderstood computing platforms. Chromebooks are foundationally different from traditional PCs, after all — and consequently, there are a lot of misconceptions about how they work and what they can and can't do.

Since people are always asking me whether a Chromebook might be right for their needs, I thought I'd put together a quick guide to help any such wonderers figure it out. Whether it's you or someone you know who's curious, the following four questions should help shed some light on what the platform's all about and for whom it makes sense.

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Amazon shuts Wickr Me encrypted messaging service; enterprise service remains

Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced late last week that it will close down the free Wickr Me encrypted messaging service, saying in a blog post that it plans to “refocus” on its related AWS Wickr and Wickr Enterprise products at the expense of the consumer wing of the Wickr family.

Wickr has been in operation for a decade, making it one of the first end-to-end encrypted messaging apps on the market. Wickr Me was popular with journalists and whistleblowers alike as a method of secure communication of sensitive information, according to experts, but it was also alleged to be in wide use as a medium for illicit content like child sex abuse and drug transactions, according to a June report from NBC News.

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Spot virtual workplace creators on the future of work

Emerging technologies including Microsoft’s Mesh and Facebook’s Horizon Workrooms hint at how augmented reality may become part of the future hybrid workplace. I caught up with Gordon Hempton and Wes Hather, co-founders of the augmented reality/metaverse communication platform Spot to see how they visualize the future of work.

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Making sense of out-of-band Windows updates and KIRs

For many years, the term “out-of-band Microsoft update” meant that Microsoft was releasing a special patch for a security issue identified as being under active attack. The patch was urgent enough to be released outside the normal “Patch Tuesday” security updates released the second Tuesday of every month.

But recently Microsoft has been releasing out-of-band updates that fix issues that were introduced with the monthly security updates. Often people install the monthly security updates without realizing that there are additional ways that Microsoft fixes issues introduced by its patches.

Because Windows 10 and 11 updates are cumulative, when you install an update it’s an all or nothing deployment. There is no way to install some components of the update without installing all of it. Depending on where the underlying problem with a patch lies, Microsoft can use either an out-of-band update or a Known Issue Rollback to introduce a fix to the system. Let’s explore both of these methods.

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What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

Twitter, Stripe, Coinbase, Salesforce, Zendesk, Tesla, Meta, and others have announced significant layoffs in recent months, even though unemployment rates are among the lowest in 50 years.

Facebook parent company Meta announced last week it would cut 13% of its staff or 11,000 workers, with Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying he overestimated how long the pandemic’s e-commerce boom would last.

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- Kihara Kimachia

What do you think about when you hear the words “the future of finance?” For most people, images of mobile payments, online banking, and other cutting-edge technologies come to mind. But what about decentralization? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, decentralized finance (DeFi) is a subset of blockchain technology that focuses on financial applications powered […]

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- Tom Taulli

While financial markets have rallied in recent weeks, there are still many enterprise software companies that are trading at depressed levels. It’s common for there to be losses of 50%+ for the past year. Just a few include Okta, Twilio, and DocuSign. This has also put tremendous pressure on funding for startups. During the second […]

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- Jenn Fulmer
Top RPA Tools 2022: Robotic Process Automation Software

RPA Tools automate repetitive time consuming tasks using machine learning (ML) and AI. Compare RPA Software now.

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- Aminu Abdullahi

The enterprise landscape is changing, and along with it cybersecurity needs. Employees are increasingly remote, applications are moving to the cloud, and IT infrastructure is becoming more complex, with IoT and mobile devices and branch offices among the many connection points outside of traditional firewalls. To keep up with all these changes, enterprises need a […]

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- Aminu Abdullahi
Best Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Tools

In a world where data breaches are becoming increasingly common, it’s essential to take steps to protect enterprise information. That’s where data loss prevention tools come in. These tools can help companies protect their data from hackers, accidental deletion, insider threats and more. Businesses need to ensure the tools they use are practical and effective […]

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- Chad Kime

Analysis of data fed into data lakes promises to provide enormous insights for data scientists, business managers, and artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms. However, governance and security managers must also ensure that the data lake conforms to the same data protection and monitoring requirements as any other part of the enterprise. To enable data protection, data […]

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- Tom Taulli

Last year, Match Group – which operates online platforms like Tinder, and Hinge – shelled out $1.725 billion to acquire Hyperconnect. This was a play on the metaverse. Unfortunately, Match had challenges in making the strategy work. In the latest shareholder letter, Match CEO Bernard Kim noted: “I’ve instructed the Hyperconnect team to iterate […]

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- Zephin Livingston

Keeping up with the ever-changing IT needs of a growing business can be a logistical nightmare. That’s why so many organizations have outsourced IT management to managed service providers (MSPs). Managed services continue to grow at a steady pace, boosted by remote work and the challenges of staffing an IT team with talent in high […]

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- Jonathan Kalibbala

The metaverse can be an intimidating term conjuring up visions of some futuristic virtual world, but it’s perhaps best viewed as virtual experiences brought to the internet, something akin to an interactive video game. There are huge obstacles to creating a larger world that spans individual virtual platforms, so for now it’s perhaps best to […]

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- Kashyap Vyas

Mark Zuckerberg introduced Facebook’s rebranding to Meta at the company’s annual Connect event last year to reposition the company for the “new internet,” the metaverse. The metaverse has been around for some time as a kind of urban legend, perhaps aptly described in the 2011 science fantasy book Ready Player One. That was until some […]

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World’s richest man’s company is involved in a trial to get isolated areas of the UK connected to the internet.
Sam Bankman-Fried says he has almost no money left after the collapse of the crypto exchange.
The Twitter boss says he met Apple's chief Tim Cook after he criticised the company.
The measure permits police to deploy robots equipped with explosives in extreme circumstances.
The platform is said to be hosting hundreds of videos that celebrate the Russian Wagner group.
Apple has warned shipments of the iPhone 14 would be delayed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The agreement is expected to improve cooperation on cyber security, AI and new technologies.
As part of the Online Safety Bill, all sites that publish pornography will have to age-check their users.
The Twitter website says it stopped enforcing its misleading information policy on 23 November.
Minister denies weakening the Online Safety Bill after dropping the "legal but harmful" material measures.
The collapse of FTX had already forced BlockFi to suspend most activity on its platform.
Elon Musk says Apple has cut Twitter advertising and has threatened to remove it from the app store.
Phone numbers and email addresses of up to 533m users appeared on an online hacking forum.
On its 25th anniversary, an early GTA producer reveals the trials faced by its original developers.
How the former US president might lose money if he starts tweeting.
The restrictions on five Chinese companies are the first to be put in place on security grounds.
Several accounts - including Donald Trump's - have already been reinstated by the multi-billionaire.
Owners of some Mercedes electric cars in the US can soon pay a $1,200 annual fee to speed up faster.
It comes after protests broke out at the world's largest iPhone factory over pay and work conditions.
Children's access to video games has been strictly rationed in China because of addiction concerns,
The campaign impersonated media outlets and activists but had "little or no engagement", Meta says.
FTX's collapse was described in court as "one of most abrupt and difficult" in corporate America.
Meta's independent appeals body criticises the decision to remove the video and says it must be reinstated.
The UK competition watchdog launches a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers.
Offices are being downsized and that means there is a lot of second-hand furniture on the market.
South African software developers discuss what it means to them to do business in the country.
Videos showed workers marching, with some confronted by people in hazmat suits and riot police.
Two of Twitter's most important civil rights partners criticise reinstatement of Trump and West accounts
Chief executive Elon Musk said he "had no mercy" for anyone using children's deaths for political gain.
US air regulators said they would add flying taxis to the list of regulated aircraft.
Confirmed: Monster Hunter Rise is coming to Xbox and Game Pass in 2023 (update)
Xbox Germany has CONFIRMED that Capcom's smash-hit action game, Monster Hunter Rise, and its expansion Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak will be ported to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass throughout 2023.
Thrustmaster TCA Captain Pack X Airbus Edition flight stick review: Take to the virtual skies
Take to the skies in Microsoft Flight Sim with 1:1 scale parts from the Airbus A320 in a beautifully accurate package from Thrustmaster, compatible with Xbox and PC.
Best gaming PC deals for December 2022
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- Matthew Adams

Encountering errors in Windows is common, and we get a lot of them. But, LoadLibrary failed with error 1114 is one that prevents apps from launching on PCs running Nvidia and AMD graphics. The complete error message reads, LoadLibrary failed with error 1114: A dynamic link library (DLL) initialization routine failed. So, let’s find out […]

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- Milan Stanojevic

DisplayPort to HDMI adapters come in handy when you have to connect a video source to a display, but when buying one, only go with the best. There are plenty of options available, so we present to you the best DisplayPort to HDMI adapter supporting 4K. Are DisplayPort to HDMI adapters any good? It all […]

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- Ivan Jenic

Often you might be faced with a situation where you encounter Windows was unable to install the base system device message. This mainly occurs after installing or upgrading to Windows 10. The problem is compounded by the fact that you aren’t sure what the base system device stands for, while the only clue you have […]

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- Hasibul Kabir

If you want to perform Windows 11 factory reset without login, this article will tell you if it is possible or not. You will also know, if yes, how to do it. Usually, on Windows settings, there is an option to reset a PC. It requires you to sign in. You also need to be […]

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- Milan Stanojevic

Keeping your graphics card drivers up to date is essential, especially if you want to ensure that the latest titles are working correctly and at maximum performance. The AMD Software Installer plays a vital role in this, as it makes the update process of AMD drivers. However, many users reported that the software gets stuck […]

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- Ivan Jenic

Error code 0xc000000d is a Windows error that appears when the system cannot boot to Windows due to a messy PC boot configuration. The error message appears in a Blue screen display with the message Your PC needs to be repaired. This can be devastating, but it is not the most challenging issue to fix, […]

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- Milan Stanojevic

On the off chance you were wondering how exactly you can install the Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Windows 11, we got you covered. This process has been simplified compared to the previous operating system, and users consider it more straightforward. There are also numerous methods you can use, adding to the ease. This […]

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- Henderson Jayden Harper

Windows Defender is the built-in antivirus software for Windows PCs. It is effective in protecting your PC. However, some users use other antivirus services, running into issues with the Windows Defender. The Windows Defender blocking avast is a common complaint. Why is Windows Defender blocking Avast? Windows Defender is known for not working with other […]

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- Matthew Adams

Bluetooth can be quite useful, but before you can use it, you need to check Bluetooth capability. If Bluetooth file transfer is not working, it’s possible that you’re having some issues with it, so you need to check it with these steps. How can I add Bluetooth capability to my PC? If you want to […]

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- Ivan Jenic

We often need to burn a DVD or CD using the built-in drive or an external one in a Windows PC. And this usually goes smoothly for most, but many users reported getting the Power Calibration Area Error while burning a DVD. The Power Calibration Area Error on ImgBurn and other tools arises due to […]

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