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Smarter Phones Lead to Smarter Hackers

Smartphones have opened a new world of connectivity, giving users unprecedented and unwavering access to the Internet at the touch of a button. It has been widely reported that the average smartphone owner checks their device around 85 times per day (I do it more than that ;-) ), and many claim that they need their phone to function normally within their work and social lives. Smartphones spread information and ideas in a faster way than was ever possible, but [...]

Internet of Things presents new challenges

It is, without a doubt, one of the hottest topics in IT. The Internet of Things, or how data networking is going to effectively connect everything to everyone, has been discussed for quite some time, but it was not until recently where current technology was able to catch up to the theoretical ideas that have been out there. Now, we are seeing an explosion in embedded devices-things we would not have previously expected to have connectivity do. And this can [...]

IoT can help manufacturing, but does it make you less secure?

When companies began to embrace the idea and the tech behind the Internet of Things (IoT), one area that stood to benefit the most was, and is, the world of manufacturing. Anyplace that relies on efficient operations to keep things flowing, and does so using a litany of systems, lends itself well to the burgeoning world of IoT. Imagine if all of your numerous systems are becoming much more easy to network and thus control online-it would be a godsend [...]

Serious iOS messaging bug can crash your iPhone

Everyone who uses an Apple device should be on the lookout for a new threat that can crash/reboot your device.  Users of Apple’s desktop and mobile operating systems are experiencing crashing computers, phones, and tablets across the internet.  This is caused by a bug in Apple's rendering engine of Arabic text when a message gets shortened. The text that will cause this can be seen in the image below: By the time you’ve received the malicious text, it’s probably too late. [...]

Balancing BYOD

It’s becoming one of the buzz words, if it hasn’t already. BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is something that many companies are dealing with more and more. In some instances, it’s a question of whether or not you will permit an employees own device to have access on your network. In others, the company either requires you or allows you to BYOD rather than providing a corporate cell phone. So what can it all mean for you? As someone [...]

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Telecommuting: Be Aware Of The Risks

Telecommuting. It’s a wonderful thing, if your organization permits it. Some places of business do, others do not, and the reasons vary greatly. Some executives feel they need to constantly see and physically account for their employees, while other leaders are confident that their employees will accomplish their duties, regardless of location. Some positions are more telecommuting-ready. Project managers and sales people, for example, often find themselves on the road, between client on-site meetings and the like. For roles like [...]