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How to use the ssh keygen command: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how to use the ssh-keygen command. It’s used to create a set of public/private keys that you can use in place of passwords to either log into a system or run commands remotely.

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Get the January 2020 Patch Tuesday patches installed

Usually it’s smart to wait until the end of the month before installing the Patch Tuesday patches. This month, though, patches seem to be behaving themselves, and the Crypto API CurveBall CVE-2020-0601 security hole looms. Admins take...

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What does it mean to be a human in a world of computing?

NeXT co-founder Dan’l Lewin, president and CEO of the Computer History Museum, explains why people matter to IT.

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10 ways Android and Windows 10 can work well together

You can sync reminders between an Android device and a Windows 10 PC, share files and more — if you have the right apps.

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Windows 10 Redstone: A guide to the Insider Preview builds

Get the latest info on new preview builds of Windows 10 as they roll out from Microsoft. Now updated for Insider Preview Build 19551 for the Fast ring, released on Jan. 23, 2020.

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Microsoft Patch Alert: January 2020 patches look relatively benign

In spite of what you’ve read, that NSA-advertised Crypto API security hole still doesn’t pose an immediate threat. There are minor problems with various patches, Win7 saw a sloppy farewell, and threats of browser search hijacking...

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Microsoft to force Bing on Chrome users in the enterprise

IT admins can block the the search engine change using either a group policy or by configuring Office 365 with Intune or Configuration Manager.

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Don’t worry about CurveBall just yet — get your Citrix systems patched

All eyes are focused on the NSA-promoted CVE-2020-0601 Crypt32.dll vulnerability, for which there are no active attacks. Meh. There’s a much bigger problem with Citrix Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Gateway. If you have...

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Worried about an NSA ChainOfFools/CurveBall attack? There are lots of moving parts. Test your system.

While many researchers recommend that you install Microsoft’s January Patch Tuesday updates to fend off a not-yet-imminent attack from the CVE-2020-0601 security hole, skeptics who are concerned about buggy Windows updates can now...

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FAQ: Microsoft's new Edge explained

Microsoft's Chromium-based browser has officially arrived, no doubt bringing questions from users about what it means for them. We've got answers.

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How to background a process: 2-Minute Linux Tips

In this Linux tip, learn how you can move a running task into the background and what that means. Once you use the bg command, you have the ability to run other commands.

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Windows 7 end of support: Separating the bull from the horns

There’s a lot of misinformation about Win7 end-of-life bouncing around the blogosphere. While the last free official Win7/Server 2008 R2 patch appeared yesterday, there’s more to the story. No need to go running to the nearest...

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Patch Tuesday aftermath: The NSA Crypt32 threat is real, but not yet imminent

In one of the most-watched Patch Tuesdays ever, Microsoft yesterday unveiled its security patches for all recent versions of Windows. Star of the show: a security hole contributed by the NSA. As of Wednesday morning, there’s at least...

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Microsoft to Windows 7: Beat it, you bum

In case the message isn't clear, Windows 7 PCs will soon show a full-page nag screen reminding users that they could fall victim to cyber criminals by running unpatched software.

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Windows 10: A guide to the updates

Here's what you need to know about each update to the current version of Windows 10 as it's released from Microsoft. Now updated for KB4528760, released Jan. 14, 2020.

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Answering your Windows questions: January 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release. If you have a question, post it as a comment so it can be answered in a future episode.

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Answering your Windows questions: January 2020

Computerworld Windows expert Preston Gralla and Executive Editor Ken Mingis answer viewers' questions about the latest Windows 10 release. If you have a question, post it as a comment so it can be answered in a future episode.

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Today's Patch Tuesday brings fireworks and — a magic bullet?

The world is expecting a Thor’s thunder clap of a Windows patch later today. Given Microsoft’s track record with flashy hyper-hyped patches, a bit of skepticism is in order. Here’s a bit of history, and an invitation to a ringside...

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