Posted on Jul 02, 2012
Google has been all over the news lately, coming off their I/O conference. They introduced a new tablet, media player, and updates to their Android OS. However, there were also some news related to the Google applications that many small businesses use daily.
Google has introduced offline text editing in Google Docs, they are working on offline editing for presentation applications and spreadsheets as well. This feature enables users to be able to edit documents on the go without a wireless connection, and then the users changes will synch the changes to the cloud when they connect again. These changes are sure to create competition with Microsoft. Google already has 5 million businesses using its current cloud applications.
Additionally, the Google Drive app will be available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch this week.
Posted on Jun 28, 2012
Is your IT department aware of the perilous “pass-the-hash attacks”? If not, then it’s time for them to open their eyes to this dangerous, most feared computer threat out there today. IT support providers at government agencies and commercial organizations alike, cringe at the thought of suffering the consequences from such an attack. Also feared, behind the No. 1 pass-the-hash threat, is the infamous Hacktivism – a threat that sends chills up and down the spines of IT support providers.
To assert that these are “the” major threats out there today is definitely a matter of opinion. There have already been a series of previously uncharted territory of threats this year alone. And Malware, Trojans, and Hackers are operating at peak levels, stealing from bank accounts, duping users with fake bank login’s, and emails with links that contain viruses. The list goes on and on with little relief projected soon.
Posted on May 22, 2012
Malware continues to be a constant threat. IT departments and IT support providers provide security to their users and have to be up to date with all the threats that can harm our network environments.
Flashback malware which made news with targeting Mac computers from Apple, this was a huge wake up call for Apple to get tight with its security parameters. It was clear that they were unprepared for such a malware threat. Mac computers were virus free which made them so popular. We found out with Flashback malware that this was far from the truth, and malware made its way into over 600,000 Mac computers.
It was originally reported that the hackers that set off this Flashback malware made millions, but now Symantec reports that it is far less.
PCworld.com talks more about the result of this malware for Mac’s:
Posted on May 16, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy phone series has taken the Android world by storm. Now with the new Galaxy S3 coming out, things just got even hotter. It’s battery life is said to be longer than an iPhone and even longer than the Galaxy S2. IT support providers will find that users will have an easy transition from the previous Galaxy S2.
Posted on May 15, 2012
Malware threats have been around for over ten years now. Microsoft took some hits early in 2002 and has since been taking action to consistently patch solutions. Microsoft’s patch updates help IT support providers supporting their clients by quickly correcting any issues that hackers have been able to exploit.
Microsoft has taken the lead in the security arena since malware has evolved over the years. PC’s have been the main target. Those threats have become more complex and unique, and even Apple has become a target with their MacBook Pro’s, which Apple had told customers would be immune to such threats.
Hackers are out to either steal or prove their talents at the same time exposing security vulnerabilities whether it’s government agencies, large corporations or even small businesses with their lack of security protections.