Did you know that 97% of Malware can be prevented with the right security measures in place? Mac has been infected with the Flashback Trojan and it’s causing havoc for Mac users around the globe. IT departments are educating themselves and their Mac users to effectively take security measures in order to prevent a breach in their system, which can result in chaos.
Wondering if this is good news…Not at all! There is no gift here; in fact, this is something that IT support can cringe about. Sophos has discovered that one in five Mac computers surveyed carry malware that could infect Windows PCs. Not pretty at all…IT departments have been battling the Flashback Trojan that is infecting Mac computer over the last weeks.
Smartphones are the way of doing business and staying connected today is the way the world goes round. Now that so many users are bringing they own devices to work, it’s also important to note the security concerns that come with bringing your own device. IT support and IT departments spend time to determine what is best to protect their environments.
The introduction of Windows 7 has PC and notebook users feel that their security issues have been minimized than using the older versions of Microsoft operating systems. IT support and IT departments acknowledge the latest operating systems have more security features, which come ready out the box and many security holes have been plugged.
IT departments and IT support are consistently working with PC and Macs. Although, PC has dominated the market for many years, Mac users are becoming more prevalent in organizations. Not to mention, the great popularity of the iPad alone, but that’s another subject all together. Let’s take a look at how we can properly format a drive for Mac and PC compatibility.
IT departments and security professionals can agree that Anonymous and hackers are groups that are likely to attack organizations within the next six months. These results come as a survey sponsored by security vendor Bit9. The results show that 64% that participated in the survey agree that hackers are the likely attackers, and in past results these figure tends to be true. With small businesses having less security infrastructure and protection than most, they tend to be the most vulnerable.
If you are like us, you have been using Microsoft PowerPoint for years. After all, the term – like Xerox and Google – has become a genericized trademark. We say things like “hey Paul, looking forward to your PowerPoint” or “great PowerPoint Susie” (Ok…maybe it’s just us and maybe it’s because we are geeks!). Regardless, an important question arises – how well do you know PowerPoint and do you know the tricks to truly get your audience’s attention?
Microsoft’s Skydrive is making its mark against the competition. Watch out Dropbox…another competitor is here!! Google Drive announced last week to also be a big threat against Dropbox. They have their eyes open now. This is great for IT departments worried about back-ups and storage issues, it now opens up some room for relief.
IT support was hoping to see some type of relief from last week with a solution to Macs Flashback Trojan. The unfortunate news is that it continues to plague Mac users and by large quantities. The number has risen to over 500,000 Mac users infected out there…now is Apple dropping the ball here or what?