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
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
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 ...
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 ...
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