IT Security News

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IT pros warn: Take hacking stats with a grain of salt

The number and frequency of cyberattacks may be seriously underestimated, according to a recent survey. Here’s why that matters to you. 

LastPass hacked, highlighting yet another password weakness

Password managers are seen as a savior for many companies. They allow users to make more complicated and unique passwords without having to remember them every single time they go to a website. 

90% of users still have access to old work accounts

No one is ever truly gone if we remember them … or if we forget to revoke their access. 

Caught stealing? MLB team accused of corporate espionage

Many people think corporate espionage only deals with stealing plans for upcoming products or top-secret designs. But these days everyone can get in on the act: even our national pastime. 

Myths about dangerous apps busted

Conventional wisdom is that you don’t have to worry about apps that are based in the U.S. and available on Google Play or the App Store. Bad news: Conventional wisdom is wrong. 

Can you afford a data breach? Probably not

Everything is getting more expensive these days, and data breaches are no exception. Find out what’s sending the costs of breaches soaring, and what you can do to turn it around.

Gone, but not forgotten: Wiping Android devices doesn’t always work

One of the best tools for making sure a lost or stolen phone doesn’t become a data breach nightmare is to wipe its memory. It also helps make sure that devices you’re done with don’t contain sensitive information. 

3 phishing attacks sneaking by IT’s defenses

IT pros know that phishing attacks are rampant. Most will train users to recognize the warning signs. But some recent attacks show that hackers are smart enough to try to stay one step ahead – and have devised attacks that can be successful even when users’ guards are up.

‘You’ve reached your hacker, how may I help you?’

A lot of adjectives are thrown around to describe hackers: “brazen,” “devious,” and quite a few we probably shouldn’t repeat on a safe-for-work site. One that you may not expect, however, is “helpful.” 

Malware loves Mondays

Wake up. Drive into the office. Turn on computer. Make a pot of coffee in the break room. Find malware.