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Data breach at Russian ISP impacts 8.7 million customers

The true cost of a data breach in 2019 Wendi Whitmore, IBM X-Force global lead for incident response and intelligence services, talks to Tonya Hall about how the cost of data breaches is determined by the time it takes to detect and respond to the breach. The data of 8.7 million customers from Russian internet service provider Beeline is being… Read more →

Save $50 on Apple’s Beats Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds at Amazon

Have Apple events lost their shine? ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes sits down with Karen Roby to discuss if Apple events help sell iPhones, or are they a tool Apple uses to reassure investors and journalists? Read more: https://zd.net/2N9Xhoy It’s not often that Apple marks down its hardware — including anything under its Beats brand. But it surprised everyone this week, by… Read more →

Windows 10 on Arm: What you need to know before you buy a Surface Pro X

Microsoft’s new Surface devices are loaded with ‘impressive engineering’ The seven-year-old Surface line welcomes a slew of new and updated devices — including a few surprises. Ed Bott walks us through the highlights. Read more: https://zd.net/2nK4rFf One of the most eagerly anticipated announcements from Microsoft’s Surface event in New York City last week was the Surface Pro X. The latest… Read more →

Microsoft’s Windows Insider chief Sarkar is is moving to a new developer-relations role

Credit: CBS Microsoft Windows Insider chief Dona Sarkar is hanging up her ninja-cat hat after running the Insider program for the past three years. Her replacement has yet to be named. Sarkar is leaving her role as Windows Insider chief and joining Microsoft’s Developer Realations team to work on “citizen developer” advocacy. That job will largely focus on the Power… Read more →

Google Drive: How cloud storage and deep search saved my day — again and again

It was a bad day when these boxes arrived. But after scanning everything in, we were able to search all these documents in Google Drive. David Gewirtz I had a really big document retrieval challenge this month. Fortunately, Google Drive came to my rescue. Here’s the full story. One of the things that’s become apparent to me as I continue… Read more →

What’s Microsoft’s developer story for its new dual-screen Surface devices?

Credit: CNET Up until last week, all announced Surface-branded PCs and tablets were built to run Windows 10. But next year, an Android-based Surface device — the dual-screen Surface Duo — will join the Surface family. What does that mean for developers interested in targeting the Microsoft ecosystem? This is a key question, since Microsoft execs last week claimed the… Read more →

White-hat hacks Muhstik ransomware gang and releases decryption keys

Image: ZDNet A user got his revenge on the ransomware gang who encrypted his files by hacking their server and releasing the decryption keys for all other victims. This happened earlier today and involved the Muhstik gang. Muhstik is a recent strain of ransomware that has been active since late September, according to reports [1, 2, 3]. This ransomware targets… Read more →

Linus Torvalds isn’t worried about Microsoft taking over Linux

What’s holding the Linux desktop back? Linus Torvalds looks to Chromebooks and Android for the future of the Linux desktop, while Linux Mint developers aren’t happy with each other. Every time I write a story about Microsoft and Linux, I can guarantee I’ll be buried under such comments as “Microsoft is buying control of Linux!” or “Microsoft is just practicing… Read more →

Dropout rates soar in Brazil’s tech higher education

Most Brazilian students in higher education courses in the field of technology fail to graduate, according to a new report released by the Brazilian Association of Information Technology and Communication Companies (BRASSCOM). The report, which provides insights on education and employment within the sector, notes that 69 percent of university students in information technology and communication careers drop out before… Read more →

D-Link router remote code execution vulnerability will not be patched

Vulnerabilities in popular consumer and enterprise routers have doubled since 2011 A new study reveals vulnerability rates are not decreasing in our connected devices — far from it. Researchers have publicly disclosed the existence of a severe remote code execution vulnerability in a range of D-Link routers.  Last week, Fortinet’s FortiGuard Labs said the vulnerability at the heart of the… Read more →

RAVPower 27000mAh with AC Outlet

Build your own IT pro toolbox If you’re in the business of repairing PCs, smartphones, or tablets, then you need the right tools to help you get the job done in a fast, efficient, and safe way. Here are a selection … Source Article from https://www.zdnet.com/pictures/ravpower-27000mah-with-ac-outlet/#ftag=RSSbaffb68RAVPower 27000mAh with AC Outlethttps://www.zdnet.com/pictures/ravpower-27000mah-with-ac-outlet/#ftag=RSSbaffb68http://www.zdnet.com/blog/rss.xmlLatest blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNethttps://zdnet3.cbsistatic.com/fly/bundles/zdnetcore/images/logos/zdnet-144×144.png