Java is security’s top enemy: Report

Keeping every app and service updated is no small task, but Secunia has found the biggest security threat could be a familiar one, Oracle’s Java. 

DDoS attacks run rampant: Can anything stop them?

One of the oldest weapons in a hacker’s arsenal is still one of the most effective: the Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. 

Google: Fixing vulnerable OS is too dangerous

See if you can follow the logic on this one: Google knows its Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS is vulnerable, but it’s not going to fix it because it could wind up being too dangerous. 

Creating better passwords (that users can actually remember)

Just about every day there’s a news story that the age of passwords is almost over. Something – anything – more secure and easier to use is about to replace them once and for all. We won’t hold our breath. 

Big Data still isn’t catching on yet: Will it ever?

For years now we’ve been hearing that the age of Big Data is just around the corner. But what if it isn’t? 

Facebook and work: A match made in …

Facebook and work usually don’t get mentioned in the same sentence – unless you’re talking about a security breach. But Mark Zuckerberg and Co. want to change that. 

Microsoft and Google fight, we all lose

Conflicting policies on how and when to address patches left IT with the possibility of a zero-day attack. The cause of that gap in protection: Microsoft and Google didn’t quite see eye-to-eye on when patches need to be made available.

Don’t believe everything you read: Windows 7 isn’t dead

There are plenty of headlines this week that are trying to shock and scare IT by screaming that Microsoft has ended support for Windows 7. That’s not actually true – but the OS has reached a milestone. 

Cloud security struggles continue to hamper IT

The benefits of the cloud can’t be fully realized when the security risks are great. Although companies want to move forward with cloud projects, many are being held back by security issues. 

2014 was a very good year for uptime … with some exceptions

It’s pretty much undisputed that the cloud can provide efficiency and cost-savings that hosting apps or data on site can’t always match. But there’s always been a big caveat to that: In order to get those benefits, you need the cloud to be available and running smoothly.