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18 hours ago Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

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Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit ...

8 hours ago Six been-around-the-block tips for working more efficiently in Excel

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Always good to have more tips on how te better use apps. Here are 6 suggestions from Sonja Thompson. Six been-around-the-block tips for working more efficiently in Excel

8 hours ago Six browser plug-ins that protect your privacy

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One thing that the recent spate of breeches has taught us is that our information (and privacy) is compromised on a daily basis. Privacy is almost non-existent if you use a browser in its default configuration. One thing we can do is install plug...

1 day ago Sophos to offshore American support operations

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Blame Canada?

Exclusive Sophos plans to offshore support operations from the US to Canada and the Philippines as part of a wide-ranging restructuring of its support operations.

1 day ago Infamous Engineer Hangs Himself: Dismal Engineering

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Dayton, Ohio: Ground Zero for Air Pollution, Crime and Global Warming?

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18 hours ago Cisco battles POODLE with a listicle and some twaddle

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Borg lists products on which SSL 3.0 vuln has lifted leg, promises fixes

Cisco has joined the growing list of vendors scrambling a response to the POODLE vulnerability, with a number of systems confirmed vulnerable and more under investigation.

4 hours ago Data Center Security Still Not Top Priority: SANS Survey Results Revealed

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BETHESDA, Md., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data center security teams must secure their assets on legacy, cloud, and virtual systems, according to the SANS 2014 Data Center Security Survey. In it, 77% of respondent organizations are using hypervisors in their data center architectures, 27% still also include mainframe computers, and 14% still include Windows Server 2000. ...

4 days ago Hacking a Video Poker Machine

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Kevin Poulsen has written an interesting story about two people who successfully exploited a bug in a popular video poker machine.

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1 hour ago IT Management Daily News Digest for October 21, 2014

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Cloud Orders Lower SAP Profit Forecast 

As more customers make the switch to cloud-based software and services, companies like SAP are finding lower-than-expected profits. SAP says that the shift in customer purchasing has cut around 200 million euros from its profit estimates, although future earnings are predicted to rise. (Reuters,

1 hour ago The 5-Step Roadmap to Mobile Collaboration

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I talk and write a lot about enterprise collaboration and collaboration tools.  Workforces are becoming increasingly mobile, globalized and include members who work remotely.  This requires an increasing focus on how teams of people (employees, partners, customers, advisors, contractors, etc.) can work closer together in virtualized workplaces.  I asked 

3 hours ago 7 awesome paid iPhone and iPad apps you can get for free right now

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We shared a terrific list of eight paid iPhone and iPad apps on Monday that were normally worth a combined $60 but were all on sale for free for a limited time. In fact, if you hurry, you can still download a few of them for free. Tuesday brings a new batch of software sales though, and this time we have another seven iOS apps regularly worth $18 all together, but each and every one of them is free for a limited time. DON'T MISS: The 10 best iPhone apps with iOS 8 Notification Center widgets These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to

3 hours ago The Tech Behind Apple Pay: Is Your Money Secure?

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Apple's new mobile payment system, Apple Pay, launches today (Oct. 20), and while some have questioned whether the technology is safe, security experts say it may actually be safer than swiping your credit or debit card. Apple Pay lets iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users make purchases in stores with their smartphones, using near-field communication (NFC) technology. A tiny antennain the phone transmits encrypted credit card data without consumers having to swipe their card. Apple Pay uses a security protocol - known as the EMV standard  - that other mobile wallets don't use, Ferenczi told Live Science.

4 hours ago Edward who? GCHQ boss dodges Snowden topic during last speech

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UK spies would rather 'walk' than do 'mass surveillance'

Sir Iain Lobban's final speech as GCHQ director omitted any mention of that man Edward Snowden, and unlike recent speeches by FBI and law enforcement officials on both side of the Atlantic, the spy boss had no critical words for Apple and Google's plans to roll out improved encryption on smartphones and computers.

7 hours ago FYI: OS X Yosemite's Spotlight tells Apple EVERYTHING you're looking for

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It's on by default - didn't you read the small print?

There has been growing disquiet over Apple's desktop search app Spotlight, which sends queries for things back to the company's servers to process.