Security and Privacy
Concerned about the security risks of BYOD, Toronto-based Canadian Tire has decided to issue its 3,000 employees corporate-owned BlackBerry 10 devices, according to a report by Computerworld .
Industrial control systems have made a lot of headlines in recent years, and not in a good way. Now comes news that researchers have come up with a way to make the leaky hacker targets less vulnerable by policing themselves, reports Antone Gonsalves at CSO magazine.
Despite the privacy and safety concerns enterprises could have with Google Glass, Fiberlink has decided to embrace the new product and enable IT managers to access its MaaS360 mobile device management platform through Google Glass.
While 61 percent of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have implemented a BYOD policy, only 37 percent are managing or plan to manage those devices usin a mobile device management (MDM) product, according to a survey of 991 SMB IT professionals conducted by Spiceworks and sponsored by MDM firm Fiberlink.
Reflecting BlackBerry's continuing slide in the consumer market, Windows Phone as surpassed the iconic brand as the number three smartphone for the first time, according to the latest IDC stats.
For a highly readable overview of the $45 million ATM heist that was revealed last week, take a look at an article by Adrianne Jeffries at The Verge . Jeffries connects the dots between the dozens of thieves who simultaneously ripped off ATMs around the world and the computer hackers who are suspected of setting up the scam.
IT managers spend many sleepless nights worrying about the security risks being introduced by employees who bring their own devices. And a new report from F-Secure showing a marked rise in Android malware is not going to help them sleep any better.
Ultimately, if there is one lesson we can learn from these fake technical support calls, it is to never to give faceless strangers the opportunity to remotely access your PC.
Have you ever encountered a password strength meter when setting a password? If you've ever wondered if they work, first-of-its-kind research offers tantalizing proof that password meters do indeed offer more than just a "feel good" level of security-- assuming they are set up correctly.
While credit card companies and retailers team to sift through every morsel of data they have about their customers, one positive by-product of this exercise for consumers is coming from American Express.