Applications & Software News

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Many IT pros struggle with software licenses

Most companies are acquiring more and more applications these days. And that leaves IT with an unenviable and seemingly impossible task: making sense of all the various licenses that come with this software. 

Using open-source wisely: 4 keys

Most IT departments don’t have a ton of time or resources at their disposal for programming. They fill in these holes by using open-source, which can be a godsend or a major concern – depending on how it’s used. 

Companies with Windows 7 users must take this step now

Microsoft’s ever-confusing update policy just got a little more cloudy. If users don’t apply a recent update, they could soon find themselves locked out of Internet Explorer security patches. 

Shadow IT, cloud app security causing major headaches

There are more opportunities for companies to take advantage of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) than ever before. But while companies may appreciate these tools, many don’t have a good understanding of the challenges they pose, according to recent research.

‘Malvertising’ shoots up as an IT concern

You know a cyberthreat is bad when even Congress is taking time to look into it. And with the rise of malicious advertising – or malvertising – they’ve had good reason to take note. 

Report: The average company has 461 apps (and many are banned)

For IT pros who think they have a good handle on all the apps inside the company, bad news: Cloud apps are being added faster than ever. And many of them are running without IT’s permission, control or knowledge. At the recent Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise conference, Netskope released research showing just how […]

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.