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Unconnected Chatty Devices

Feb 15, 2017, 09:15 AM Ben Gane

We all do it. We know we do it. And we think nothing of it. We bring our mobile devices with us wherever we go, including the office. But we don’t use them most of the time. They just sit there disconnected...

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UC&C: Stay Connected with Service Assurance

Feb 15, 2017, 09:06 AM Ben Gane

Even though most enterprises have deployed some type of unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) solution, many fail to get the most from their investment. Art Schoeller, VP and principal analyst for Forrester Research, estimates that 38 percent of users are unaware of the UC&C features they have

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Hide Me! – Living in the Modern Age of Always On, Everywhere Communications

Feb 15, 2017, 09:00 AM Ben Gane

Over a dozen years ago, I remember working as a product manager on softswitch services, excitedly talking to my manager about the development of “Find Me, Follow Me” service, a precursor to unified communications, that allowed users to define the contact paths of the various communications devices...

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Sage 2.0 ransomware wants to be just like Cerber when it grows up

Feb 15, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

The Sage 2.0 ransomware has adopted several techniques employed by the notorious Cerber malware, so much so that you can't help but wonder if the two are somehow related. Researchers at Symantec spotted the threat as part of an ongoing campaign involving the Pandex spambot.

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Google search results are falling foul of scammers spoofing well-known sites

Feb 15, 2017, 08:43 AM Ben Gane

Hopefully by now we all know that the adverts which pepper webpages can be malicious. That growing threat has driven an ever-increasing use of ad blockers amongst users who aren’t trying to prevent legitimate sites from earning a crust through advertising, but are simply sick of finding their computers...

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Unix: A Game Changer in the Ransomware Landscape?

Feb 14, 2017, 09:55 AM Ben Gane

2016 was the year when ransomware reigned. Bad guys further weaponized extortion into malware, turning enterprises and end users into their cash cows by taking their crown jewels hostage. With 146 families discovered last year...

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Top mistakes users make with their smart devices

Feb 14, 2017, 09:51 AM Ben Gane

Tons of high-tech devices are on the market, mostly connected to the internet and communicating with each other. The desire to live in an automated home has made both users and manufacturers rush to buy or develop smart gadgets that are more of a hazard than a help.

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Senators raise concerns over Donald Trump's smartphone security

Feb 14, 2017, 09:47 AM Ben Gane

Is Donald Trump really using an insecure Android phone? If that was true, it would probably be the most widely-prized device on the internet for hackers - and top of the target list for intelligence agencies around the world.

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One in five UK businesses suffered an IT hack in 2016

Feb 14, 2017, 09:43 AM Ben Gane

Last year saw a surge in global companies including Yahoo, social giant LinkedIn and even the administration team of American presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton, suffered reputational damage due to significant IT hacks. However,...

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Turkish Hacker that Netted $55 Million to Be Sentenced by US Judge

Feb 13, 2017, 09:09 AM Ben Gane

A US judge will be sentencing 34-year-old Turkish hacker, Ercan Findikoglu, for netting an estimated $55 million from masterminding three complex financial crimes that spanned over 20 countries...

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