Smartphone hack could bypass passcodes

The  lines between old-fashioned hacking attacks and the kinds of high-tech, complicated code-cracking you might see in a “Mission Impossible” movie are starting to blur. And it’s a good reminder of why users should be practicing some basic rules on protecting smartphones. 

How to take charge of access management

Security is often made out to be much more complicated than it needs to be. Much of it boils down to a simple premise: making sure that only the right people have access to only the right data. 

The top 10 tech stories of 2013

It’s been a busy year for IT pros. And next year isn’t shaping up to be much better.

Good passwords are no longer good enough

Strong passwords could be leading users into a false sense of security. And recent thefts of passwords are showing why. 

Password Policy Template

IT departments often struggle with getting users to choose secure passwords and keep them safe. For help, here’s a password policy template companies can use to create their own written rules. 

4 keys to protecting against foreign hackers

Small businesses face the threat of security attacks from all over the world. In this guest post, Myrtle Gray lists some of the basic steps all businesses should be taking to protect themselves. 

The 3 biggest problems with password policies

Companies’ employees do a lot that puts sensitive information at risk. One of the biggest problems: They choose weak passwords that offer little protection. And despite IT’s best efforts, organizations’ password policies haven’t done much to solve the problem. 

Browser security flaw could put passwords at risk

Browser security is one key to protecting an organization’s network, since the majority of security attacks come from the Internet. But security experts recently uncovered a flaw in a popular browser that could leave users open to a different kind of threat. 

Tech group launches petition against passwords

IT departments often struggle to get users to choose secure passwords. But many experts say they shouldn”t even bother. 

Survey: 37% of users don’t password-protect their smartphones

Even as more employees start bringing personal smartphones and tablets to work, most small businesses aren’t taking steps to ensure BYOD security.