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Sit tight: Heartbleed isn’t going away anytime soon

Bad news for those who thought the worst of the Heartbleed bug was already behind us. Security researchers are warning this problem isn’t going away overnight. In fact, expect it to keep creeping up for several months. 

Suddenly, everybody’s a cloud expert: What it means for IT

There was probably a time in your career when you were the only person in the company who had heard the term “the cloud,” let alone had any idea of how it works. But two new surveys show the problem might now be that everyone outside of IT feels like they know it all when […]

Huge SSL flaw puts millions at risk: What you need to know

The OpenSSL library, a cryptographic service for up to two-thirds of the web, has recently patched a serious and far reaching vulnerability that could allow a hacker to snoop on your files completely undetected. 

Like it or not, cyberattacks are going to cost you

Target’s data breach has a lot of folks wondering: How much would a major cyber incident cost our organization? And are there any ways we could drastically cut the costs of a fallout? Unfortunately, the answers might be: a lot, and don’t count on it. 

Study: IT’s throwing money at security, not sure what it’s getting in return

Nearly a fifth of corporate IT budgets is going to security. And many IT decision-makers are expecting to spend even more in coming years. But according to a recent survey, they still don’t feel that’s enough to protect them from attacks.

Android flaw succeeds despite security advice

There are some basic rules for mobile security that have long been thought to keep you in the clear. But researchers have discovered these rules might not be able to protect Android devices from “pileup” malware. 

Heads up: Data breaches could be getting more costly

What’s the cost of a few stolen laptops? Try $3 million, thanks to a controversial data breach settlement.

Hoax exploits the Malaysian airline mystery to steal users’ info

We probably shouldn’t be surprised that hackers and hoaxers are already using the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 to spread malware and steal information. 

If former users stole data, why did the court give them a pass?

A recent lawsuit shows that when it comes to protecting your systems, IT might not receive much help through legal avenues. In this case, former employees stole data, but the lawsuit against them had to be thrown out because it relies on a very old law.

Some new phones come loaded with malware

You probably give users advice on avoiding mobile malware. But there’s some bad news: Some of them could have phones that are infected through no fault of their own.