Software is Increasingly Complex. That Can Be Dangerous.

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Every day, software becomes ever more important for the functioning of the world as we know it. But the complexity of that software also keeps growing.

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Driving Digital Transformation by Making Citizen Developers Heroes


Corporate executives know that if they don’t transform their companies into digital enterprises they are going to be at a significant competitive disadvantage. Yet many corporate leaders have been unable to make significant progress transforming their organizations. Many executives have found that changing their corporate cultures is a lot harder than adopting cloud-based applications and services. No company has done more to advocate for this digital transformation process than Salesforce.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84948.html?rss=1

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7 steps for crafting the perfect password

Your password can ruin your life. I know that sounds dramatic, but it’s true. If someone figures out your email password, you’re in trouble. Social media? Even worse. Once hackers access your online bank account, they can wreck your finances, and you may feel the repercussions of that break-in for years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/10/28/7-steps-for-crafting-perfect-password.html

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Microsoft’s Latest App Update Drives Negative Reviews in Windows Store

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You know people have to be upset when they’re going to the trouble of leaving reviews in the Microsoft Store.

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Tech Q&A: Decoy Facebook accounts, sharing large files, holiday jobs at Amazon and more

I know that some streaming services give you space in the cloud to store your shows. I would like my own DVR. Can I buy one for my house?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/30/tech-q-decoy-facebook-accounts-sharing-large-files-holiday-jobs-at-amazon-and-more.html

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Using tech to get a good night's rest

Most of us know about circadian rhythms and the sleep cycle. We have a basic idea of REM. We know it’s best not to wake up during a deep sleep. But all of this used to be academic. It wasn’t like you could watch yourself sleep. Alarm clocks were set for a certain time, and that time had nothing to do with how deeply you were snoozing.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/23/using-tech-to-get-good-nights-rest.html

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Tech Q&A: Text read notifications, eBay alternatives, free office suites and more

Is there a way to know if someone has actually read my text messages? I send them, and people don’t always reply. So maybe they are just not getting my texts.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/09/16/tech-q-text-read-notifications-ebay-alternatives-free-office-suites-and-more.html

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New Android malware can secretly steal your credit card data, calls and texts

At this point, we assume that most savvy Android users know to be on the lookout for suspicious apps and download prompts, but even as smartphone users become more aware of the risks of downloading apps, the creators of the most vicious malware have adapted by releasing increasingly subtle Trojans that can do a great deal of damage behind the scenes without alerting the user.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/08/18/new-android-malware-can-secretly-steal-your-credit-card-data-calls-and-texts.html

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Florida will now allow delivery robots on sidewalks

If you see a robot delivering a package in flip flops, you know it’s from Florida.Florida is now the fourth state in the U.S. to pass a law which allows unmanned delivery robots on both sidewalks and crosswalks. The law, which goes into effect July 1, 2017, states that authorized operation “of personal delivery devices within a county or municipality [are permissible] under certain circumstances.”

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/27/florida-will-now-allow-delivery-robots-on-sidewalks.html

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3 WannaCry Talking Points to Win Security Buy-In


By this point, most tech practitioners — and nearly all security practitioners — know about WannaCry. In fact, you might be sick of people analyzing it, rehashing it, sharing “lessons learned” about it, and otherwise laying out suggestions — in some cases, contradictory — about what you might do differently in the future. The level of unsolicited advice can border on the annoying. That said, there is one avenue that seems to be underexplored: namely, the opportunity for frank and productive discussions with executives about security goals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84627.html?rss=1

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Malicious web ad infecting Android phones

Savvy Internet users know not to click on strange links, but malvertising — malicious code hidden within otherwise innocuous advertisements — presents a more pernicious problem.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/08/malicious-web-ad-infecting-android-phones.html

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Tech Q&A: Card skimmers, government internet credits, watching kids' phones and more

ATM and credit card skimmers freak me out! What do they look like? How do you know if you are using a bad one?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/06/04/tech-q-card-skimmers-government-internet-credits-watching-kids-phones-and-more.html

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Tech Q&A: Protect your business against ransomware

With all the hacking and ransomware attacks, I would like to know how you make sure your business does not become a victim. I need to take steps now before it’s too late.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/28/tech-q-protect-your-business-against-ransomware.html

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Tech Q&A: Local weather forecasts, unsend emails, print from your phone and more

The weather app shows me general conditions. I would like to know the current and predicted weather where I am located.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/14/tech-q-local-weather-forecasts-unsend-emails-print-from-your-phone-and-more.html

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How to take control of iOS autocorrect

Oh, autocorrect! Sometimes you’re so handy. You see the word “brain” and you know I meant “Brian.” You instantly switch letters around, turning nonsense into coherent words. You complete me – or, more accurately, you complete my sentences.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/22/how-to-take-control-ios-autocorrect.html

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