Stories by Tony Bradley

  • 5 reasons a small Windows tablet might be in your future

    By Tony Bradley | 29 August, 2014 22:39

    There are a number of smaller Windows tablets hitting the shelves now from Microsoft OEM partners and more on the horizon. At face value it seems like a late attempt by the Windows ecosystem to get in on the mobile device game. The reality, though, is that Microsoft can still capture a respectable--possibly dominant--stake of the tablet market.

  • Rumoured 12.9-inch iPad could be better for business productivity

    By Tony Bradley | 27 August, 2014 22:41

    Apple is reportedly planning to launch a 12.9-inch version of the iconic iPad tablet sometime in early 2015. A larger iPad could be a more effective tool for mobile business users, but only if Apple also addresses a few other issues.

  • Report: Consumers concerned about online threats but do little to protect themselves

    By Tony Bradley | 26 August, 2014 03:46

    Remember banking before the Internet? You received printed bank statements in the mail and had to manually reconcile the information with the written register in your checkbook. I don't miss it, but I also recognize the convenience of accessing my financial data through a bank website comes with some serious security considerations. According to a new consumer survey from Kaspersky Labs, I am not alone.

  • Report: Android gaining on iOS in enterprise

    By Tony Bradley | 14 August, 2014 07:56

    Most businesses have embraced mobile technologies, but many are still on the low end of the mobile maturity curve. Good Technology has published its second-quarter Mobility Index Report, and it reveals some interesting trends regarding the mobile platforms and apps businesses are deploying.

  • Attackers use domino effect to compromise your accounts

    By Tony Bradley | 31 July, 2014 23:05

    Data breach after data breach has illustrated just how weak and ineffective passwords can be for protecting accounts and sensitive information. Many sites and services have implemented secondary security protocols and two-factor authentication, but users frequently use information and email accounts that can be easily compromised--giving attackers a simple way to access your information.

  • Virtual servers still face real security threats

    By Tony Bradley | 29 July, 2014 08:15

    Don't let the word "virtual" in virtual servers fool you. You're the only one who knows it's virtual. From the perspective of the virtual server itself, the devices connected to it, applications running on it, end-users connecting to it, or security threats trying to compromise it, the server is very, very real. A new survey from Kaspersky Labs found that many IT professionals understand that securing virtual environments is important, but don't fully understand the threats or how to properly defend against them.

  • Internet Explorer is still the star of Patch Tuesday

    By Tony Bradley | 09 July, 2014 06:03

    It's déjà vu all over again. After a mind-blowing 59 separate vulnerabilities were patched in Internet Explorer last month, the Microsoft Web browser is hogging the spotlight again in July.

  • Microsoft plans six security bulletins for July Patch Tuesday

    By Tony Bradley | 04 July, 2014 10:25

    As much of the workforce in the United States coasts through the rest of the day looking forward to an extended weekend to grill hot dogs and drink beer--I mean, celebrate the nation's independence--Microsoft released its advance notification for next week's Patch Tuesday. The six security bulletins include two ranked Critical, three Important, and one listed merely as Moderate.

  • Study: 7 in 10 concerned about security of Internet-of-Things

    By Tony Bradley | 24 June, 2014 05:06

    The Internet-of-Things is a thing. If you haven't heard about it yet, get ready because we're in the early stages of an explosion of technology that will connect, monitor, and in some cases share almost every aspect of our lives. Fortinet conducted a survey of consumers to find out what people think about the security and privacy concerns of the Internet-of-Things.

  • Study: The traditional office will soon be extinct

    By Tony Bradley | 18 June, 2014 05:57

    It's not news that mobility is one of the major driving forces in IT today. Smartphones and tablets continue to supplant traditional PCs as primary computing devices, as people are getting more done from wherever they happen to be. A new study from Aruba Networks found that the demand for mobile productivity also puts significant stress on IT personnel and budgets.

  • Defend yourself against World Cup scams

    By Tony Bradley | 13 June, 2014 05:35

    The 2014 World Cup tournament has kicked off in Brazil. Soccer (or football anywhere outside of the United States) is the most popular sport in the world, and billions of people will be following the matches closely. While you're busy figuring out how to stream games to your work PC while appearing to be busy with an Excel spreadsheet, you should be aware that World Cup will also be a feeding frenzy of malware and phishing attacks.

  • Hey, Apple! Don't forget about the Windows users

    By Tony Bradley | 09 June, 2014 22:50

    At the recent WWDC, Apple's annual developer conference, Apple showed off some of the new features and capabilities coming soon in iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. The level of integration between the mobile and desktop operating systems looks impressive, but maybe Apple should be focusing on how to provide that level of integration for Windows users with iOS devices.

  • Latest eBay flaw is a rookie mistake for a website

    By Tony Bradley | 30 May, 2014 08:38

    When it rains it pours for eBay. Less than a week after the popular website revealed it was the victim of a massive data breach and directed users to change their passwords, researchers have discovered that it is vulnerable to serious flaws that could allow an attacker to access user accounts. Individuals need to know how to guard against falling victim to these security issues, and other businesses need to learn from eBay's mistakes and do a better job of protecting resources on the Web.

  • 10 indispensable iPhone apps for Windows users

    By Tony Bradley | 28 May, 2014 23:20

    If you're one of the two out of three Windows users who also own Apple products, you may not realize you can use the traditionally adversarial platforms to get a productivity edge. Microsoft made waves when it launched Office Mobile for iPhone and the Office for iPad apps, but those were just the biggest steps in a strategy the company has been building for awhile. As a result, there are a slew of iPhone apps to help those who depend on Microsoft tools to get things done. Here are the 10 most essential.

  • eBay hack could result in social engineering schemes

    By Tony Bradley | 22 May, 2014 07:00

    You've probably heard by now that eBay is the latest victim of a massive data breach. The popular online auction site has asked users to reset their passwords as a precautionary measure, but the data that matters most is already compromised, and there is nothing you can do to "reset" it.

 

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