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Does Microsoft share blame for the SolarWinds hack?

Credit to Author: Preston Gralla| Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 03:00:00 -0700

In recent years, Microsoft has been in the forefront of the fight against governmental and foreign hacking, helping thwart countless attacks from Russian-linked attackers. It has publicly berated the US National Security Agency (NSA) for stockpiling software and hardware vulnerabilities so they can be exploited  instead of working with companies to fix them. And it has called for an international agreement to ban cyberattacks modeled after the Geneva Convention, which bans many weapons.

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Chrome vs. Edge vs. Firefox: Which is the best browser for business?

Credit to Author: Preston Gralla| Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 03:00:00 -0800

What’s the most important piece of productivity software in the business world? Some might say the office suite. But if you look at the time spent actually using software, the answer may well be the web browser. It’s where people do most of their fact-finding and research.

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Windows hackers target COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Credit to Author: Preston Gralla| Date: Wed, 09 Dec 2020 04:00:00 -0800

I’ve written before about how during the coronavirus pandemic, hackers have increasingly exploited Windows vulnerabilities to trick people into downloading malware and ransomware to get fast, easy money.

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Online privacy: Best browsers, settings, and tips

Credit to Author: Galen Gruman| Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2020 03:00:00 -0800

“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it,” Scott McNealy said of online privacy back in 1999, a view the former CEO of the now-defunct Sun Microsystems reiterated in 2015. Despite the hue and cry his initial remarks caused, he’s been proven largely correct.

Where mainstream mobile browsers differ in privacy settings

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