Another day, another study showing Android dominates Apple in mobile malware. But the latest study also has another figure that will be of interest to IT – one that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage.
Many IT pros are focused in on operating systems these days. But a report from Secunia finds the biggest risk lies outside of whichever version of Windows or OS X you might be running.
Apple’s recent SSL code bug was bad. There’s no denying that. But another recently discovered error in coding could be even worse.
There are a few old rules with mobile apps: free apps are much riskier than paid, and iOS apps are more secure than Android. By a new study of the most popular apps on these platforms has some surprising results – ones that IT could find worrisome for mobile users.
You know Windows XP is about to lose support in April. By now, you’ve hopefully made succession plans. But did you know another popular OS – released almost a decade later – has already seen its support end?
One way you can tell how serious a cyberattack, data breach or other IT incident was is by looking at when it’s announced to the public. If it’s timed to avoid headlines, you know it’s pretty bad. So when Apple announced a flaw in its products on a Friday evening, the general thinking was, “Yikes.”
A lot goes into calculating the fallout from cyberattacks. For companies, it includes damages to their brand, alerting customers, handling legal fees – all that aside from the cost of stolen data or money. A recent study goes a step further, though, and calculates the total cost to the world economy.
You put a lot of time and effort into making sure your systems are secure and running efficiently. But a pair of surveys show that still might not be enough to stay safe in the face of a growing concern, shadow IT.
Another day, another data breach. This time, it’s the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter that fell victim to cyberattackers.