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Facebook’s dislike button is coming … but scammers are there first

By now you’ve probably heard the very, very important news that Facebook is working on a so-called “dislike” button. 

Latest tool in phishing campaigns: ‘CLI spoofing’

Social engineering hackers are using a cunning tool in the battle to make phishing attempts more believable – and successful. That tool: CLI-spoofing programs that lend legitimacy to attacks. 

Zero-day vulnerabilities are on the rise – but it may not be a bad thing

There’s been a small uptick in zero-day vulnerabilities so far this year. But according to researchers, that may not be bad news. 

Is automation costing IT jobs?

Most organizations are starting to rely on automation for some tasks that used to be handled by techs, according to a recent report from Tech Pro Research. 

Google survey finds security pros, users don’t see eye-to-eye

You’ve probably already figured this one out, but a recent survey from Google shows that your security priorities and those of your users’ often don’t line up. 

Heads up: You could soon be spending more on the cloud

Some of it may be through increased usage. Some of it could be due to rising prices. But almost everyone is going to need to devote more of their budget to the cloud soon. 

Navy paying tens of millions to keep Windows XP afloat

Far too many organizations are still clinging to Windows XP machines – including a branch of the U.S. military. 

Myths about dangerous apps busted

Conventional wisdom is that you don’t have to worry about apps that are based in the U.S. and available on Google Play or the App Store. Bad news: Conventional wisdom is wrong. 

Malware loves Mondays

Wake up. Drive into the office. Turn on computer. Make a pot of coffee in the break room. Find malware. 

Is Patch Tuesday dead? Microsoft offers few clues

Speculation about what exactly Microsoft meant when talking about changes to its update process abounds. But from the sounds of it, if Patch Tuesday isn’t dying, it’s certainly changing.