FBI to ransomware victims: Just pay up

The FBI recently weighed in on the prevalence of malware attacks against users and companies. And their advice was essentially: You’re probably better off just paying the attackers. 

Ransom, SQL-injection, DDoS: Perfect storm hits company

TalkTalk, a British telecom giant, was nailed by a huge attack that incorporated DDoS, SQL-injection, and now, apparently, a ransom attempt to collect Bitcoins in order not to release the stolen information. It started (as many attacks do) with a DDoS that was likely meant to distract and overwhelm IT’s defenses. From there, it appears, an […]

The true cost of legacy apps: Inconvenience, policy violations

There’s probably at least one or two apps at your organization that users just hate. The thing runs too slow, is too hard to operate or doesn’t meet their needs in some other way. But the real bad news: That could be putting your systems at risk. 

Facebook’s dislike button is coming … but scammers are there first

By now you’ve probably heard the very, very important news that Facebook is working on a so-called “dislike” button. 

3 new developments in ransomware could spell trouble

The cyberattack that holds devices and information for ransom is only getting more popular with attackers. Find out what’s changing in ransomware, and whether your users should actually be concerned. 

What’s in your Windows 10 update? Answers could be coming

Microsoft’s shift away from updates released once a month to automatic updates for Windows 10 has won some in IT over. It’s also caused some headaches, though. Fortunately, we could soon be seeing a solution to one of the biggest drawbacks. 

Microsoft’s emergency patch: What it means for IT

Microsoft put out perhaps its best advertisement for its new Edge browser yet: It has issued an emergency patch that affects every version of Internet Explorer, but not Edge. 

Denial of Service attacks may signal something deeper

Of all the attacks against companies, the humble Denial of Service (DoS) can seem like the least advanced. The basic strategy: Overwhelm the target with traffic or requests until it’s unable to handle them anymore. 

Zero-day vulnerabilities are on the rise – but it may not be a bad thing

There’s been a small uptick in zero-day vulnerabilities so far this year. But according to researchers, that may not be bad news. 

Cisco predicts businesses will have 1,000 cloud services by year’s end

If shadow IT wasn’t out of control already where you work, it soon could be.