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Theresa May publicly blames Russia for nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal as relations with Moscow plummet

Britain's fragile relations with Moscow plummeted today as Theresa May publicly blamed Russia for a chemical weapons attack on UK soil.<p>Speaking in …

Inside Uber’s $100,000 Payment to a Hacker, and the Fallout

SAN FRANCISCO — “Hello Joe,” read the November 2016 email from someone identifying himself as “John Doughs.” “I have found a major vulnerability in Uber.”<p>The email appeared to be no different from other messages that Joe Sullivan, Uber’s chief security officer, and his team routinely received …

Security

Ad targeters are pulling data from your browser’s password manager

New research shows an alarming new way to track web users<p>Nearly every web browser now comes with a password manager tool, a lightweight version of the same service offered by plugins like LastPass and 1Password. But according to new research from Princeton's Center for Information Technology …

Microsoft CEO Stokes Surface Phone Rumors With 'Ultimate Mobile Device' Comments

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has stoked speculation this week that Redmond is prepping a new line of smartphones under the Surface brand for launch in early 2017.<p>In an interview with the <i>Australian Financial Review</i> published on Monday, Nadella said the company was conducting innovative research that …

Windows 10

Transitioning From The Server Room To The Boardroom

How can IT professionals balance business goals and information security?

Information Security

A Global Vulnerability In A Digital World

Whether you’re a middle market or multinational corporation with an entirely automated infrastructure, cyber security breaches have become an inevitable threat to businesses and individuals worldwide. Cyber security measures have become not an option, but a requirement, in an increasingly digitized …

Cybersecurity

Watch Metallica Play 'Hardwired' Live for The First Time

The band debuted the lead track from their forthcoming album at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday night.<p><i>Image: You Tube</i><p>Metallica songs are made to be played loud in football stadiums, and on Saturday night at Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium, the band debuted the live version of “Hardwired”, …

Cortana now scans your email to make sure you fulfill your commitments

Cortana is one of Windows 10‘s best features, and Microsoft has been continuously updating the voice assistant to make it more practical for everyday use. Today the company is adding another set of features to make itmore like a real personal assistant: automated task reminders.<p>For example, let’s …

Software

We aren't talking enough about cybersecurity

The top five issues are: the economy, education, energy and environment, immigration and health care. The sub issues were listed as: Civil rights, disabilities, fiscal responsibility, foreign policy, taxes and a dozen more.<p>Cybersecurity was not listed at all.<p>Let me tell you what is strange about …