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Why getting election security right for 2020 matters

The U.S. is moving at glacial speed to secure election systems against possible interference by foreign adversaries. We're not even close to ready, and that could call contests into question.

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7 mobile security threats you should take seriously in 2019

Mobile malware? Some mobile security threats are more pressing. Every enterprise should have its eye on these seven issues this year.

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California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA): What you need to know to be compliant

California's new privacy law, AB 375, might not burden security as much as the GDPR, but details are subject to change.

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Worst DNS attacks and how to mitigate them

DNS threats, including DNS hijacking, tunneling, phishing, cache poisoning and DDoS attacks, are all on the rise.

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Apple pushes new silent updates to address vulnerable Zoom software

Zoom has patched its Mac app after a researcher discovered a vulnerability that could allow a website to access your Mac's camera.

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Companies with zero-trust network security move toward biometric authentication

According to new research, more companies are enabling biometric authentication on devices to verify access requests.

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What is a computer virus? How they spread and 5 signs you've been infected

A computer virus is a form of malicious software that piggybacks onto legitimate application code in order to spread and reproduce itself.

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How to protect yourself from online scams including ransomware and more

Protect yourself from online scams with these tips, including a detailed account of attempts to remove ransomware.

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To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

A recent call for city leaders to stop paying ransomware demands underscores the need for municipalities to step up their cyber practices and have a good backup process in place.

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Best tools for single sign-on (SSO)

SSO can reduce the risk of weak passwords and administrative overhead associated with managing account access. These are the top single sign-on solutions to consider.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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Zoom fixes webcam flaw for Macs, but security concerns linger

The desktop chat app firm this week came under fire for moving slowly to close a potential security flaw affecting macOS users.

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Apple temporarily disables Walkie Talkie on Apple Watch over eavesdropping concerns

Apple has temporarily disabled the Walkie Talkie app on the Apple Watch because a security flaw can let outsiders listen to your iPhone without consent.

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Secure elections scorecard: Grading the candidate and Congressional proposals

After 2016's election security debacle, there's a push to secure America's electronic voting infrastructure. Some of the proposals are good. Others fall short. CSO investigates.

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Microsoft delivers Defender ATP security service to Macs

Microsoft Defender ATP detects ongoing attacks on corporate networks, blocks those that are malicious, then provides response recommendations. It can be deployed to Macs using Microsoft Intune, JAMF or other MDM platforms.

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Best Android antivirus? The top 11 tools

There are plenty of antivirus tools for Android. Here's how the top 11 measure up in protection, usability and features.

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Telecom insiders detail hardships posed by Chinese technology ban

Banning Chinese Telecom vendors Huawei and ZTE creates fear, uncertainty and doubt as well as new supply chain security ideas among small telcos.

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