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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. 

Restricting app access can be discrimination, court rules

There’s a recent court case that might have escaped your notice – but the decision could serve as a warning for IT pros.

Will fighting internal threats be your next budget nightmare?

Companies are used to shelling out for security against hackers and intrusions. But these days, there are some companies charging a king’s ransom to protect against internal threats. 

Malware could already be on devices when you buy them

Some people take great pleasure out of opening the box on a new phone, tablet or PC. For others, it’s just the start of their problems. 

Google backs off – just a little – on Project Zero

The controversial Project Zero made Google a lot of enemies, from software giants to companies and individual users caught in the middle. Now Google is deciding to take it a little easier on its critics. 

A majority of workplace apps could be shadow IT

What you don’t know can and will hurt you. A recent study finds that your users are probably using more cloud apps than IT knows about, and that many of these apps carry serious security risks.

Flash alert: Time to disable popular plug-in

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: It may be time to seriously consider blocking Adobe Flash for all your users.