Why it’s Vital to Ensure Strong Security in a Hyperconverged Data Center

Why it’s Vital to Ensure Strong Security in a Hyperconverged Data Center

by Business Insights , on 24.02.2017

Among the hottest trends in data center technology today is the growth of hyperconvergence, an IT infrastructure framework in which virtualized computing, networking and storage components are tightly integrated within a data center. read more

30,000 taxpayers affected by W-2 phishing scams, IRS warns

30,000 taxpayers affected by W-2 phishing scams, IRS warns

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 24.02.2017

Now that tax season has begun, IRS-related phishing scams are back. This year, hackers are expanding their victim range to include school districts, NGOs and tribal organizations, according to an IRS alert released in February. “It can result in the large-scale theft of sensitive data that criminals can use to commit various crimes, including filing […] read more

Shhh, your TV is listening

Shhh, your TV is listening

by Alex Ulmanu, from Bitdefender BOX , on 24.02.2017

Everybody knows there are things you just don't discuss in public. Or in front of the kids. Or with your boss. Today, though, it's not only people that we should be wary of when we talk about sensitive and important matters. With IoT playing an ever increasing role in people's lives, more and more of ... The post Shhh, your TV is listening appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

Barely 1% of Android users are running Nougat, as Apple shows how to properly update devices

Barely 1% of Android users are running Nougat, as Apple shows how to properly update devices

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 23.02.2017

What are the most commonly over-looked piece of professional security advice amongst computer users? If you answered install security patches, use unique passwords and enable two-factor authentication – give yourself a point. Although we obviously recommend that you run anti-virus software, are careful about the personal information you share online, and use hard-to-crack passwords there […] read more

Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 18% to $246.8 Billion in 2017, Gartner says

Public Cloud Services Market to Grow 18% to $246.8 Billion in 2017, Gartner says

by Liviu Arsene, from Business Insights , on 23.02.2017

The global public cloud services market is expected to grow by 18 percent in 2017 comparted to 2016, totaling $246.8 billion this year, from $209.2 billion last year, according to Gartner. read more

NIST issues suggestions to fight off cyberattacks on utility industry

NIST issues suggestions to fight off cyberattacks on utility industry

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 22.02.2017

US federal entities are trying to help energy companies improve their security strategies after a series of hacks of US companies intensified concern. The attacks followed one last year that lead to a blackout in Kiev and attacks in 2015 on power plant Prykarpattyaoblenergo, blamed on Russian hacking group ‘Sandworm.’ The US National Institute of […] read more

Half of UK companies increased cloud security spending in the past year

Half of UK companies increased cloud security spending in the past year

by Razvan Muresan, from Business Insights , on 22.02.2017

Cloud security spending increased for 49 percent of UK companies in the past year, while the IT security budget for other security activities remained the same, according to a Bitdefender survey of 153 IT decision makers in the United Kingdom in companies with more than 1,000 PCs. read more

Prison for former sysadmin who hacked industrial facility and caused a million dollars worth of damage.

Prison for former sysadmin who hacked industrial facility and caused a million dollars worth of damage.

by Graham CLULEY, from HotForSecurity , on 21.02.2017

Are you a sysadmin who left your last job under a cloud? My advice is don’t try and seek revenge by hacking into the company that fired you. You might end up with a lengthy prison sentence. That’s the fate that has befallen Brian Johnson, who used to work as an IT specialist and system […] read more

Mandatory GPS, RFID on vehicles in China to fight terrorism

Mandatory GPS, RFID on vehicles in China to fight terrorism

by Luana PASCU, from HotForSecurity , on 21.02.2017

Due to terrorism-related violence, GPS tracking and RFID plates are now mandatory for all vehicles in Bayingol prefecture in China, an area of Xinjiang, which borders Afghanistan, Pakistan and other states in conflict, according to Reuters. “Cars are the main transportation means for terrorists, and are also a frequently chosen tool to carry out terrorist […] read more

The fresh problems of used smart devices

The fresh problems of used smart devices

by Alex Ulmanu, from Bitdefender BOX , on 21.02.2017

With IoT growing in popularity, people are starting to trade used connected devices. It's potentially a huge market. But selling or buying a second hand device in the age of hyperconnectivity just isn't the same as trading your great-grandfather's old cuckoo clock. For example, connected things might simply remain linked to their former owner even ... The post The fresh problems of used smart devices appeared first on Bitdefender. read more

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