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Microsoft releases Windows 11 Build 22509 with new layout options for Start

Having taken a week off last week for Thanksgiving, the Windows 11 development team today rolls out a fresh new build to Insiders in the Dev Channel. The key new addition in Build 22509 is a set of improvements designed to make it easier to browse the web in Microsoft Edge using Narrator, but that's not all. The clock and date will now show on secondary...

Barnes and Noble unveils NOOK GlowLight 4

Do you like to read? Me neither. I mean, sometimes it can be enjoyable, but let's be honest -- television is usually much better. Unless a book is truly exceptional, I'd rather watch a movie or TV show instead. And if I do have to read a book, it will not be a physical paper variant -- those are archaic. Digital reading is where it's at, folks. For...

Sink or swim: Why your business resiliency depends on your Active Directory recovery strategy

Who could forget the infamous NotPetya attack of 2017? Within hours, malware crippled companies around the globe -- most notably shipping giant Maersk. Because while Maersk had backups of many of its mission-critical servers, no one at the company could locate a single backup of a domain controller. In other words, a backup of their Active Directory...

Microsoft introduces Teams Essentials for small businesses

The pandemic unquestionably accelerated the move to working from home, and the likes of Zoom and Microsoft stepped up to provide the tools needed for this shift. Today, Microsoft announces the general availability of Teams Essentials, a standalone, lower-priced version of Teams designed specifically for small businesses. The meetings solution offers...

Why remote workforces need better strategies for security and data protection [Q&A]

The last couple of years have seen businesses undergo a major shift to remote and hybrid working, largely driven by the pandemic. But this same period has also seen record numbers of data breaches. Often these attacks begin with phishing to get hold of credentials which can then put both in-house and cloud systems at risk. What strategies can companies...

Get 'Linux Security Fundamentals' ($24 value) FREE for a limited time

Linux Security Fundamentals provides basic foundational concepts of securing a Linux environment. The focus of this book is the digital self-defense of an individual user. This includes a general understanding of major threats against individual computing systems, networks, services and identity as well as approaches to prevent and mitigate them. This...

Google cloud hacks mostly used for illegal cryptomining

New data from AtlasVPN shows that 86 percent of hacked Google Cloud accounts are used for illegal cryptomining. Besides cryptojacking, other uses of compromised accounts include conducting port scanning of other targets on the Internet, occurring 10 percent of the time after a Google Cloud compromise. Launching attacks against other targets on the internet...

Malware gets more sophisticated and is more likely to demand a ransom

New analysis of more than 200,000 malware samples by Picus Security, a pioneer of Breach and Attack Simulation (BAS) technology, looks at attacker behavior over the last 12 months. The 2021 Red Report highlights the top 10 most widely seen attack techniques and demonstrates how cybercriminals have shifted towards ransomware over the last year. In addition...

Twitter updates privacy policy to ban unauthorized images and videos of people

Twitter has announced an important change to its privacy policy so that the sharing of images and videos of people without consent is now forbidden. In many ways this is simply a tightening up of existing privacy protections and anti-doxxing policies, giving individuals a route to having media depicting them removed from the platform. The new policy...

Microsoft releases PowerToys v0.51.0 with lots of fixes, a new mouse utility... and two exciting teasers

The release of a PowerToys update is always exciting, but this is especially true when Microsoft adds new utilities. And with the release of PowerToys v0.51.0, the development team does not disappoint. We recently told you that the team was busily working away on a new Mouse Highlighter utility, and this has now been officially added to the PowerToys...

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