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Tony is principal analyst with the Bradley Strategy Group, providing analysis and insight on tech trends. He is a prolific writer on a range of technology topics, has authored a number of books, and is a frequent speaker at industry events.

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Report: Many Windows automatic updates are thwarted by user inaction

Windows automatic updates don’t work if you never restart the PC, and yet that seems to be the bottleneck for many, according to a survey of 4,500 Windows users

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What you need to know about new zero day that hits most supported Windows versions

Microsoft issued a security advisory for the vulnerability, which resembles a flaw exploited in the Sandworm cyber espionage attacks.

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How a USB key drive could remove the hassles from two-factor authentication

Thanks to the FIDO Alliance's U2F open standard, a key drive or other small device could become a convenient, yet safe, authentication tool. The standard is backed by Google, Microsoft, Mastercard, Visa, PayPal and others,

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POODLE’s bark is bigger than its bite

A flaw in the SSL encryption protocol leaves vulnerable systems open to attack, but it’s an old, outdated protocol that most systems no longer use.

3 simple ways two-factor authentication can protect you when no one else will

Two-factor authentication helps you protect your online identity even when the companies you do business with are breached or leak your data.

Spot phishing scams and don’t take the bait

Phishing scams profit from your false sense of security. Protect yourself by learning how to look askance at any odd-seeming email.

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Report: Huge spike in mobile malware targets Android, especially mobile payments

The huge Android market is the focus of a joint report from Kaspersky Lab and INTERPOL. Among the many dangers, there are a few hopeful signs.

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Survey: BYOD security remains spotty, with users unaware or unmotivated about risks

A new survey from BitDefender shows that more and more people use their own mobile devices for work, but the security measures to protect work-related data lag far behind the BYOD trend.

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Survey finds generation gaps in adoption of new tech

A new survey highlights how IoT and wearable technology adoption vary by age.

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Prevent identity theft with this interactive site

A UK financial institution has put together an interactive guide to online fraud and identity theft, along with links to tips and guidance to avoid being a victim.

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Apple Pay could put an end to data breaches

The technologies behind Apple Pay, from encryption to one-time tokens to Touch ID, all help remove vulnerabilities in the current point-of-sale process.

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The new, more productive iOS 8: Spotlight and Notification upgrades make it well worth downloading

The launch of iOS 8 is less than two weeks away, and these two features will be all the reason you need to install the new OS ASAP.

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Internet Explorer steals the Patch Tuesday spotlight again

There are four new security bulletins from Microsoft this month, including one Critical update that addresses a zero-day flaw in Internet Explorer currently being exploited in the wild.

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The game is not yet over for Gameover Zeus botnet

F-Secure's latest Threat Report highlights concerns that the force behind CryptoLocker ransomware was disabled but not destroyed.

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Citrix ShareConnect extends the power of your PC to your tablet

Citrix ShareConnect enables users to access, view, and edit files from their desktop PCs from an iPad or Android tablet while on the go.