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Can Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?

Can Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency survive the exodus?

After the withdrawal of seven of the 29 founding members of the Libra Association, the governing council for Facebook’s planned global cryptocurrency, the project’s fate  looks increasingly uncertain. PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, eBay, Stripe, Mercado Pago and Brooking Holdings have backed away from participation on the Libra Association; their hands were forced when  all members met […]

Why we need Apple’s HomeKit-enabled routers

Why we need Apple’s HomeKit-enabled routers

How secure are the connected smart devices you keep in your home? How much protection have you put in place, and have you even taken a minute to change your default router password? Computer says no The truth is many smart home device users (and those running connected devices in smart offices, enterprises, manufacturing and […]

IoT dangers demand a dedicated group

IoT dangers demand a dedicated group

IoT dangers demand a dedicated group | Computerworld The internet of things brings with it a wide range of IT security headaches, along with compliance nightmares — and turf wars. Jackie Niam / Getty Images “); }); try $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd( threshold : 0, // You can set threshold on how close to the edge ad should […]

Will 5G increase mobile security?

Will 5G increase mobile security?

There is no question that mobile devices are mainstream access and productivity tools for most enterprise users. Indeed, in some organizations, smartphones surpass traditional PCs as the preferred way to access back-end corporate applications such as ERP. SFA and CRM. In fact, no major enterprise application vendor offers a PC-only-based solution anymore. Companies like IBM, […]

5 industries that will be disrupted by blockchain

5 industries that will be disrupted by blockchain

How much of an impact will blockchain have on business and society as a whole? At this point, no one really knows because the ledger model and its use are still relatively new and limited. But it’s likely that blockchain technologies will affect a number of industries more than others — at least initially. Related: […]

Throwback Thursday: Everybody gets an F

Throwback Thursday: Everybody gets an F

Throwback Thursday: Everybody gets an F | Computerworld True tales of IT life, fresh every weekday. Got a story of useless users, hapless bosses, clueless vendors or adventures in the IT trenches? Tell Sharky! Shall we guess how many of those passwords were ‘123456’? Computerworld / IDG “); }); try $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd( threshold : 0, // […]

Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Post-retirement Windows 7 patches: Not just for the big dogs now

Microsoft on Tuesday changed its plans for selling Windows 7 post-retirement support, saying that it will offer patches-for-a-price to any business, no matter how small, that’s willing to pay. “Through January 2023, we will extend the availability of paid Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) to businesses of all sizes,” Jared Spataro, an executive in […]

Cheers! | Computerworld

Cheers! | Computerworld

Cheers! | Computerworld True tales of IT life, fresh every weekday. Got a story of useless users, hapless bosses, clueless vendors or adventures in the IT trenches? Tell Sharky! Here’s to nonstandard browsing habits. Computerworld / IDG “); }); try $(“div.lazyload_blox_ad”).lazyLoadAd( threshold : 0, // You can set threshold on how close to the edge […]

Apple just made Safari a better fit for the enterprise

Apple just made Safari a better fit for the enterprise

Enterprise users can now wrap a new layer of security around their web services, thanks to Apple’s introduction of support for USB security keys in Safari 13.0.1. Enterprise class security Dongles aren’t a terribly convenient security protection for most people, but government, military and regulated industries are always searching out new ways to secure themselves, […]

Microsoft delivers emergency security update for antiquated IE

Microsoft delivers emergency security update for antiquated IE

Microsoft on Monday released an emergency security update to patch a vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE), the legacy browser predominantly used by commercial customers. The flaw, which was reported to Microsoft by Clement Lecigne, a security engineer with Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), has already been exploited by attackers, making it a classic “zero-day,” a […]

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