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AI, IoT, and edge computing drive cybersecurity concerns for 2019

Cybersecurity Concerns for 2019 Connected systems are putting critical data and intellectual property at a security risk, according to Forcepoint’s Cybersecurity Predictions Report, released Wednesday. By examining technology trends and the motivation behind cyberattacks, the report determined seven...

85% of enterprises allow employees to access data from personal devices, security risks abound

Smartphone access is integral for many employees to perform their jobs, and giving workers the freedom to choose their own devices as well as permitting the use of personal devices for work purposes are now concessions made by IT departments...

How to restore Windows Server backups from corrupt catalogs

Image: fizkes, Getty Images/iStockphoto The Windows Server Backup (WSB) utility built-in to Microsoft’s server OSes isn’t a particularly robust tool for managing system backups. The no-frills design (and similarly bare-bones command-line entries) makes it suitable only for system-level backups,...

How to install fail2ban on Ubuntu Server 18.04

Image: Jack Wallen If you’re looking to secure your Ubuntu Server, one of the first things you should do is install the fail2ban intrusion detection system. What fail2ban does is monitor specific log files (in /var/log) for failed login attempts...

Why e-commerce is winning: Most Americans now trust online retailers with their data

Holiday shopping is on the horizon, which means online customers are preparing to spend a record $199.9 billion this year, according to a survey from CompTIA, released on Tuesday. The report surveyed nearly 1,000 customers and found only 18%...

500K Android users hit with malware, and what to do if youre infected

More than half a million Android users installed malware disguised as smartphone games—right from the Google Play store. Mainly posing as a driving game, the malware was found in as many as 13 apps, according to tweets from ESET security...

How IoT medical devices save your life and threaten your privacy

Image: cherrybeans, Getty Images/iStockphoto The good news: People are figuring out how to scale IoT systems at scale, pulling real-time analytics to deliver better healthcare, fleet tracking, and more. That’s also the bad news. It’s bad because, as Derek Kravitz...

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