BRAND-NAME SOFTWARE BUGS with flashy public relations campaigns are commonplace since the Heartbleed vulnerability was announced in 2014 with a media-friendly name, logo, and web site. But another bug is on the horizon that is setting a new bar for brand-name bug disclosures. It’s called Badlock and it’s already receiving a lot of controversial attention,..
It’s still easy to sit back and say, “What’s the problem? I just won’t click any suspicious emails or visit any “not safe for work” websites…how on earth are these supposed hackers going to cause issues with my tiny widget business?” Read on… Six ways YOUR business may be targeted: Your internal and internet facing..
If the Target data breach has taught us anything, it’s that failing to protect customer privacy can result in serious fines and reputation issues. During the 2013 holiday season, Target confirmed publically that credit and debit card information for 40 million of its customers had been compromised (as well as email and mailing addresses for..
Long gone are the days where private information (like vault combinations and the name of your high school crush) are kept confined within a padlocked journal. Speculation has been circulating that Windows 10 gathers more info than it should. Whether or not you think privacy lines have been breached, here are some tips to protect..
Having trouble connecting with your team? Learn new ways of working that help improve communication. Anyone who has tried to manage a geographically dispersed work team knows how challenging it can be to keep the lines of communication open and efforts well-coordinated. Time-zone differences delay communications, different communication styles cause misunderstandings, and activities are difficult..
Most business owners don’t normally think they will be a victim of a natural disaster…not until an unforeseen crisis happens and their company ends up suffering from thousands or millions of dollars in economic and operational losses — all because of the lack of thoughtful disaster preparedness. This post gives small or mid-sized businesses (SMBs)..
Cortana, Microsoft’s assistant app in Windows 10, is getting even more nosey than before. We’re told Redmond will scan your email, in order to remind you to keep your commitments. Sounds benign — helpful, even. But some are worrying that it’s just one more privacy invasion from the Pacific Northwest. Even though you can turn it off,..
Cloud computing has proven a boon to businesses—especially small businesses, for which it hits a particularly sweet spot. With cloud services, small businesses reap the benefits of not having to deploy physical infrastructure like file and e-mail servers, storage systems or shrink-wrapped software. Plus, the “anywhere, anytime” availability of these solutions, means hassle-free collaboration among..
Malvertisers are once again abusing ad technology platform AdSpirit and exposing visitors of the MSN homepage to malware. These attacks appeared to have been primarily focused on Germans users via an ad for Lidl, one of the Germany’s leading supermarkets. This is not the first time we have caught malvertising on MSN or via AdSpirit…
Cloud computing is a sea change in the way companies use technology; it’s as inevitable and significant as the shift from steam power to electricity on the factory floor. Because criticisms of the cloud have gotten a lot of hype, however, many companies are hesitant to explore it. In this article McAfee, a principal research..