Weekly Monitor Digest: Last Week's Top Stories (8/13 - 8/17)

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Google One Is Now Open to All
TechCrunch | A few months ago, Google announced Google One, its new subscription program for getting more Google Drive storage and other perks. Over the course of the last few weeks, Google slowly rolled existing Drive subscribers over to a Google One membership and now, new users (at least in the U.S., with other countries coming soon) can sign up for a One subscription, too.
Google May Add Windows 10 Dual-Boot Option to Chromebooks
The Verge | Google appears to be working on dual-boot support for Chromebooks. XDA-Developers has discovered that Google has been working to support an “alt OS mode” for its Pixelbook laptop for months now. Dubbed “Campfire,” an obvious nod to Apple’s own Boot Camp feature, Google’s dual-boot is rumored to support Windows 10 on Chromebooks.
Microsoft ADFS Vulnerability Lets Attackers Bypass MFA
Dark Reading | A newly discovered vulnerability in Microsoft's Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) lets threat actors bypass multifactor authentication (MFA) as long as they have the username and password for another person on the same ADFS service. Microsoft patched the flaw last week. Andrew Lee, the security engineer for Okta Research and Exploitation (REX) who discovered the bug, equates it to "turning a room key into a master key for every door in the building — but in this building, each door has a second lock that accepts a passcode."
3 Sets of G Suite Security and Privacy Settings Every Admin Should Review
TechRepublic | OK, we've talked about this topic so many times, we probably sound like a broken record. But this article addresses a very, very important topic: how IT admins configure security and privacy settings in G Suite. "A G Suite administrator may choose to make new G Suite documents findable by other people in the organization, instead of private by default. After this change, when you search Google Drive, your search results will show documents created by colleagues. Essentially, with this setting, each new document will be public — within the organization, not the world! — by default," writes Andy Wolber.
Tips & Tricks for the Digital Workplace
Simple Steps to Protect Yourself on Public Wi-Fi
Wired | A public Wi-Fi network is inherently less secure than your personal, private one, because you don't know who set it up, or who else is connecting to it. Ideally, you wouldn't ever have to use it; better to use your smartphone as a hotspot instead. But for the times that's not practical or even possible, you can still limit the potential damage from public Wi-Fi with a few simple steps.
2 Ways to Control Windows 10 Automatic Updates
PCWorld | Windows 10 updates whether you want it to or not…unless you know the trick.
IT Leadership & Strategy
Millennials Say No to Legacy Software
CIO | For your upcoming software purchases, think beyond the feature set and cost axes. Make it a strategic goal to have a modern ecosystem using ubiquitous, current technologies. Top talent wants more than high pay. Give them something to get excited about.
Long Reads
Screens Are Killing Your Eyeballs, and Now We Know How
Popular Science | The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.
SaaS Updates Summary: August 13 – August 17
BetterCloud Monitor | Welp. The summer doldrums are here. Not much went on last week, but there were two updates from Google: 1) They added new section layouts to the new Google Sites; and 2) You can now specify that certain iOS apps be “managed” if your domain has advanced mobile device management enabled. In other news, Atlassian announced SOC2 Type II certification for the Trust Services Criteria of security, availability, and confidentiality of Jira, Confluence, Stride, and Bitbucket, as well as ISO27001 and ISO27018 certifications for Jira and Confluence.
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