IT Security News

IT security news and insights to keep your data and infrastructure safe. Learn the latest strategies and best practices to protect against viruses, hackers, and disasters.

Hackers advertise malware on Google, infect users’ devices

This is a situation you may have never thought you’d have to worry about: Google taking money from hackers, then passing the malware along to you. 

These are the worst passwords you could ever use

Getting users to select secure passwords is difficult. Getting them to stop using these old ‘passwords’ would be better than nothing. 

More than half of Windows users are on a 7-year-old version

That headline sounds bad, but hey … at least it’s not XP. 

You’ll have to wait for Microsoft’s zero-day patch

The latest debate about when it is or isn’t OK to release details of a security vulnerability involves a couple of familiar foes, Microsoft and Google. And while this debate rages, Windows customers will have to wait, knowing they’re vulnerable to attack. 

Is the Internet of Things inherently broken?

There is an often repeated statistic that there could be billions of connected devices by the year 2020. But unless something drastically changes how these devices are secured, that could be more bad news than good.

Outdated equipment could be putting you at risk

Most companies know they’re taking a big risk when they use equipment beyond its end of support. But for many it’s an unfortunate reality that they won’t have the money to replace it anytime soon.

How companies are failing their best security pros

Do you have any security pros on your staff? If so, there’s a good chance that they’ve been offered a job with your competitors in the past seven days.

Microsoft’s new patching policy may be an IT pro’s nightmare

As of the latest Patch Tuesday, Microsoft has done away with letting PC and business users decide which patches they want to download. 

Half of IT pros make these critical mistakes when deleting data

Wiping hard drives, laptops, servers and other hardware may not be high on your list of priorities. But a new study indicates it probably should be – and that when it comes to clearing data, many IT pros are making big mistakes.

3 things every IT security training session needs

Training users isn’t easy. Heck, even finding the time to do it is difficult. But the security awareness they bring out of a session will pay off if it leads to smarter behavior online.