CryptoWall: The new ransomware threat

It mimics Cryptolocker, but this malware isn’t the same as the now mostly defunct ransomware. This one, CryptoWall, is spread by ad networks on some popular sites, exposing as many as three million users a day. 

Beware of VoIP scammers: 3 keys

While companies scramble to protect their systems against hackers, one target is increasingly becoming a popular means of stealing money: the humble land line.  

The cost of cyberattacks just keeps climbing

Cyberattacks are going to cost companies some serious cash. The only really question is how much it will be and what steps you need to take to prepare for these devastating incidents. 

What leads to unhappy IT pros? Survey has the answer

Keeping your staff happy may seem like a full-time job in and of itself. But it’s an important part of the job: When IT pros burn out, the fallout can cause serious headaches. 

While IT sweats BYOD policies, users reject them

Two recent reports show that neither users nor IT are particularly comfortable with BYOD as it stands today. And while IT is working to refine these policies, users are likely to ignore them. 

Gear up for 2015: Gartner predicts its Top 10

As we move into the fourth quarter of 2014, it’s getting to be about that time to look into the future and start planning for the next year’s priorities. Research firm Gartner is getting a bit of a jump on things by predicting what the biggest tech trends of 2015 will be.

Snapchat’s reminder: Nothing engineered is truly secure

There’s another sleazy leak of photos online. With thousands of photos hacked from Snapchat, let this be a reminder: Once data leaves your control, it’s never really secure. 

Mobile malware infects users, then goes after contacts

A revamped version of recently discovered mobile malware pulls out all the stops: It uses multiple methods of attack, spreads rapidly to users’ contact lists via text messages and disguises itself well. Here’s what to watch out for. 

FBI issues warning: Watch out for insider threats

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recently sounded an alarm for IT pros. It’s seen an uptick in cyberattacks against businesses – and the threat is increasingly coming from disgruntled and former employees. 

‘Jimmy Kimmel’ is IT Public Enemy No. 1

OK, that might be stretching it a bit much. But in McAfee’s annual report of the most dangerous celebrity searches, ABC’s late night funnyman came out on top.