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Coffee Briefing Feb. 8, 2022 – Trulioo aquires HelloFlow; Google Canada commits $1.5 million to support Indigenous businesses; registrations open for Startup Global 2022;...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. This Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada's editorial team.

Microsoft to stop running of VBA macros by default

Microsoft is taking a step towards blocking malware-bearing macros, one of the biggest tools used by threat actors to spread malware through phishing. The company...

Citrix sold for $16.5 billion, to be combined with TIBCO

Virtualization giant Citrix Systems, which has struggled over the years with its transition to cloud-based storage and the subscription model prevalent in today's businesses,...

McAfee Enterprise and FireEye combo is now Trellix

Named Trellix, the new business has more than 40,000 customers, 5,000 employees, and nearly US$2 billion in annual revenue at its inception.

Linux vulnerability allows any unprivileged user to gain full root privileges: Report

Qualys says vulnerable root program is easily exploited

Coffee Briefing Jan. 25, 2022 – Chrome API for interest-based ads.; SAS Hackathon 2022 Kickoff; G Suite legacy free edition ending soon; and more

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Grab a coffee and take five while you nibble on these tidbits.

1Password closes US$620 million funding round, now valued at US$6.8 billion

1Password, the Canadian company known for its 1Password password manager, has raised US$620 million in its Series C funding round, boosting its valuation to...

Admins urged to patch SolarWinds Serv-U against vulnerability

A researcher also discovered evidence the Mirai botnet may be going after Zyxel devices

Microsoft releases out-of-band patches to address issues from January’s Patch Tuesday

Microsoft has issued a series of out-of-band (OOB) patches to correct problems, which included Windows domain controller boot loops and Hyper-V failure, caused by...

Microsoft to acquire Activision Blizzard for $68.7 billion, its biggest acquisition ever

Microsoft has agreed to purchase videogame publisher Activision Blizzard for US$68.7 billion, its biggest acquisition ever. Through the deal, Microsoft will acquire the game publisher...

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