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Restricting app access can be discrimination, court rules

There’s a recent court case that might have escaped your notice – but the decision could serve as a warning for IT pros.

Will fighting internal threats be your next budget nightmare?

Companies are used to shelling out for security against hackers and intrusions. But these days, there are some companies charging a king’s ransom to protect against internal threats. 

Malware could already be on devices when you buy them

Some people take great pleasure out of opening the box on a new phone, tablet or PC. For others, it’s just the start of their problems. 

Google backs off – just a little – on Project Zero

The controversial Project Zero made Google a lot of enemies, from software giants to companies and individual users caught in the middle. Now Google is deciding to take it a little easier on its critics. 

A majority of workplace apps could be shadow IT

What you don’t know can and will hurt you. A recent study finds that your users are probably using more cloud apps than IT knows about, and that many of these apps carry serious security risks.

Flash alert: Time to disable popular plug-in

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: It may be time to seriously consider blocking Adobe Flash for all your users. 

1st step for security software: Take it out of the box

A recent study by Osterman Research Inc. finds many companies have an interesting approach to security software: They’re buying it, and never actually using it. 

Java is security’s top enemy: Report

Keeping every app and service updated is no small task, but Secunia has found the biggest security threat could be a familiar one, Oracle’s Java. 

Snapchat’s reminder: Nothing engineered is truly secure

There’s another sleazy leak of photos online. With thousands of photos hacked from Snapchat, let this be a reminder: Once data leaves your control, it’s never really secure. 

App developers earn a ‘D’ in security

Whether you build apps in-house or purchase from outside, you’re going to want to see the results of a recent study by Aspect Security.