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The biggest cybersecurity challenge?

The biggest cybersecurity challenge? Communicating threats internally… IT executives responsible for cybersecurity feel a lack of support from company leaders, and 33 percent feel completely isolated in their role, according to Trend Micro. IT teams are under significant pressure, with some of the challenges cited including prioritizing emerging threats (47 percent) and keeping track of a fractured security environment (43 percent). The survey showed that they are feeling the weight of this…

New privacy attack against mobile users

Researchers reveal new privacy attack against 3G, 4G, and 5G mobile users 5G cellular mobile communications, when implemented, are expected to provide high bandwidth, low latency, energy savings, better connectivity, but security and privacy must also be assured. The security challenges are many but, luckily for us all, researchers are already probing the draft standard for weaknesses. Much of the research has focused on the security and privacy of 5G AKA, the Authenticated Key Exchange standardized by the 3rd Generation Partnership…

Windows Server 2016

Since the reveal of Technical Preview 4 in November 2015, the anticipation and excitement surrounding the official release of Windows Server 2016 is growing throughout the IT world. While no firm date has been officially announced at this time, rumors abound of a General Release date at some point in Q3 2016. Spiceworks has already identified the features IT pros are most looking forward to in Windows Server 2016 as…

Samsung Galaxy S7

The Samsung Galaxy S7 doesn’t look like a huge step forward over 2015’s model. It’s no larger and there’s no major design overhaul – only incremental performance and camera upgrades. But, overall, it makes complete sense: it’s now the 5.1in counterpoint to the 5.5in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge; it’s the phone you want if you prefer a smaller handset; and it’s the phone you want if you don’t want to pony…

Microsoft Windows 10

Windows 10 is an operating system from Microsoft Corporation for servers, desktop PCs, laptops, tablets, phones, and other connected devices (i.e. Internet of Things). The OS was formally announced on September 30, 2014, in San Francisco with Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore and Terry Myerson on stage. It was released worldwide on July 29, 2015. Windows 10 for Phones was released as a Technical Preview on February 12, 2015 to various Lumia…

Google threatened legal action over celeb photos

Google threatened with legal action over naked celebrity   The company didn’t react fast enough to take the pictures down, according to a lawyer Celebrities involved in the photo hacking scandal have threatened Google with legal action worth up to $100 million (£62 million), believing the search giant didn’t do enough to prevent people seeing the photos when they were posted on 4Chan. Marty Singer, the lawyer who is acting on…

Office 2013 license transfer to another PC

Office 2013 users can now legally transfer their license if they buy a new computer or their current one breaks down. In the face of user concerns over its previous policy, Microsoft today amended its Office 2013 license agreement. Now Office 2013 customers can move the software and license to another PC once every 90 days. Effective immediately, the agreement covers Office Home and Student 2013, Office Home and Business…

LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online

Millions of LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked online   A hacker says he’s posted 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords on the Web — hot on the heels of security researchers’ warnings about privacy issues with LinkedIn’s iOS app. LinkedIn users could be facing yet another security problem. A user in a Russian forum says that he has hacked and uploaded almost 6.5 million LinkedIn passwords, according to The Verge. Though his claim…

IPv6: Trillions of new net addresses now possible

A new standard which will enable the creation of trillions of new web addresses has been enabled. Several companies switched to Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) at 00:01 GMT on Wednesday. The new system is necessary to prevent the internet running out of available addresses for new devices. Experts said users should not notice any difference in their web use, and new devices should be using the new system as…

Facebook users suffer service disruptions

Facebook has suffered a series of service disruptions which left many people unable to use the social network. The problems meant that the site was unreachable for some people for almost two hours. Sporadic disruptions were reported by many people and even those who could get through said pages were taking a long time to load. Facebook apologised but said it had fixed the problem. Stock slide News of problems…