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Apple has patched three high-severity iOS vulnerabilities that are being actively exploited to infect iPhones so attackers can steal confidential messages from a large number of apps, including Gmail, Facebook, and WhatsApp The spyware has been dubbed Pegasus. To protect yourself you must update to the latest...

When you’re starting a business, internally-facing I.T. is usually the last thing on your mind.  People build businesses because they have big ideas and profitable dreams – I.T. is the kind of amenity that happens because it must. Yet more often than not, how you structure your...

This just in from the DEF CON security conference in Las Vegas on August 7: security researchers Paul Stone and Alex Chapman revealed that a default setting in Windows and one that is present in many web browsers across operating systems allows a compromised network...

Most hacks require some kind of user feedback.  Whether it’s visiting a certain website, opening a certain .exe file, or clicking “yes” on an OK button, exploits are usually something we have to allow. Apple identified a new bug last week, however, which uses a far more...

Resilience is a fashionable term in homeland security circles these days.  The idea is simple.  It’s impossible to predict or plan for every kind of emergency situation.  What you can do, however, is to plan for the time after an emergency comes. If there are structures and procedures in place to...

In the technology sector, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and experience can be difficult.  Today’s employers want technicians who have all the certifications and book knowledge, but also have some time “in the trenches” dealing with clients and customers directly.  For those who are just starting...

When it comes to technology, sometimes the whole is less than the sum of its parts. Most organizations tend to buy programs for their individual features, not thinking about how all of those programs will (or won’t) work together.  When all of those different programs start operating...

Mobility is making the lives of employees easier, but for employers it’s more of a mixed bag.  Mobile employees can be everywhere and anywhere – a huge boon for productivity and morale.  But for today’s I.T. administrator, mobility is a giant headache.  Keeping track of all that equipment,...

Even as the world of technology is in a constant state of flux, many businesses seem intent on pursuing a plateau-based I.T. plan.  When systems get to a certain critical mass of usability, when the company’s user base appears satisfied at a basic level, technology choices...

The “giant sucking sound” you’re hearing isn’t our jobs being taken away by foreigners.  It’s the sound of our jobs being taken away by robots.  Or Artificial Intelligence.  Or powerful algorithms.  Or any number of technological tools designed to make the workplace more efficient. In a provocative think piece published last week, investment...