Is Internet Explorer a hacker’s best friend?

Today’s cyberattacks aren’t the smash-and-grab tactics used in the past. Attackers are increasingly focused on acting on good intelligence for well-planned attacks – and Microsoft’s Internet Explorer is a favorite tool. 

Driving IT changes from the top: 5 keys

Most companies now realize that IT can’t be seen as separate from top-level management. But there’s a real challenge when it comes to integrating IT into a leadership role. 

Is vacation a thing of the past? Watch for staff burnout

Two new surveys show that taking vacations to get away from it all could be a pipe dream. That’s bad news for already stressed-out IT departments. 

Insider threats are pummeling IT

Two recent surveys show that the biggest threat to your systems isn’t actually hackers, it’s the insider threat caused by people in your own building – and many of them are IT pros. 

Point-of-sale security is a major concern

Of all the industries and fields that IT supports, it’s hard to imagine one that could bring down a company faster than point-of-sale. After all, it’s where customers’ financial information enters into your control. 

Watch out: Defeated malware given new life

When a group of government agencies shut down the Gameover Zeus trojan last month, they warned others could take its place. Sure enough, it looks like that is happening now, putting users at risk. 

Study: Password managers could make hackers’ jobs easier

We all know the problems with passwords: Good ones are difficult to remember and shouldn’t be repeated. But one of the best solutions around this problem often results in more problems, according to a recent report. 

Secret Service issues security warning for mobile users

The U.S. Secret Service has sent out a security notice for public computer terminals – and sharing that information with road warriors could help you keep them and your company’s info safe. 

Warning: Web browsers need to be updated in wake of flaw

A critical vulnerability in Adboe Flash was released yesterday. While some browsers will update automatically, others will need to be updated by IT to avoid attacks that could steal users log-in credentials. 

Malicious WiFi networks could ensnare users

Free public WiFi is a godsend for users. It helps them avoid data caps and gives them faster browsing speeds. But a recent report shows how hackers could use it to automatically connect to devices.