Tag: United States

18
Feb

How important is managing your IT assets?

If asset management was fun, everyone would be doing it. Managing inventories or counting stock on shelves is not that exciting. Neither is keeping track of your computer systems, software licenses and any other asset found on your computer network. We all know that it is important, especially tracking software compliances; but it never makes it to the top of

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24
Sep

Is Virgin Mobile a soft target for hackers?

Virgin Mobile: a soft target for hackers With millions of subscribers, Virgin Mobile is one of the leading service providers in the U.S., and hackers would love to access the information of its subscribers at any cost. However, what is really shocking for subscribers to know is that Virgin Mobile’s security system is not very…

30
Aug

Important Items To Consider When Investing In Smartphones

Handheld or mobile computers are the craze of today and almost everyone has got a PDA, a tablet pc or a smart phone with them. They are indeed a great device that helps people in dealing with their professional and personal needs in a very convenient and efficient manner. This is why; most businesses are…

18
Jul

Canada to Debut ePassports in 2013

When I think about electronic passports, I think about how much easier life would be for everyone if such a thing became commonplace around the world. Then I learn that the ePassports that Canada intends to launch in the first quarter of 2013 will have virtually useless chips. According to Dan Verhaeghe for Tech Vibes,…

6
Jul

Temporary Servers Cut Off Any Day Now; Are You Prepared?

Maybe replacing infected servers with clean, though temporary, ones was a mistake on the FBI’s part. Many, including executives at large enterprises, have taken their sweet old time about having the DNSChanger malware removed from their computers. According to an article on the Internet Identity website, as of Jun. 28, 2012, approximately 12% of Fortune…

2
Jul

Storm Clouds Down Amazon Cloud

Although the cloud is a safe, secure place to do business, it isn’t invincible as residents of the East Coast of the U.S. discovered the hard way.  Severe thunder storms that struck the eastern United States on Jun. 29, 2012, caused numerous power outages, one of which downed Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud data center, located…

27
Jun

Warning – The Front-Desk Scam

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for travel. People want to take advantage of the nice weather to visit places they’ve always wanted to go and see the things that they’ve always wanted to see. Peak travel times are also peak operation times for scammers. According the Better Business Bureau (U.S….

20
Jun

Visa and Mastercard Customers Targeted Once More

Credit card users just can’t seem to catch a break from hackers. The latest attack comes from someone known as Reckz0r, aka Reckz aka Jeremy. According Zack Whittaker in his article for ZDNet, Reckz0r on June 18, 2012, that he had hacked the personal records of Visa and Mastercard users from various bank records and…

15
May

2 New Russian Ransomware Scams – Warn Your Employees

From: CyberheistNews Check out their free phishing test at http://www.knowbe4.com/phishing-security-test/  Just in the last week, two new Ransomware scams were found in the wild. One scam accuses the end-user of copyright violation, as content was found on the victim’s PC and has been moved to an encrypted directory. To release the encrypted data, and to prevent…

8
May

Where is Information Technology Heading?

Information technology (IT) has provided us with many things to make our lives more convenient. The quality of our lives would diminish greatly without the convenience of shopping online, sharing documents in Google Docs and other file sharing platforms, connecting with friends and family via Facebook, or watching music videos on our cell phones. But…

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