Up-to-date antivirus software? Check. Active firewall? Check. Regularly scheduled vulnerability scan? What? Antivirus software and firewalls are crucial to running a secure network, but sometimes they’re just not enough.
These days it seems everyone has a smartphone. Until recently, iPhones and BlackBerries have been the norm but Android-based phones are now outselling their rivals. And as a result of its increasing popularity, the number of malicious files targeted at the Android platform (phones and tablets) is expected to increase in 2012.
As malware becomes more and more sophisticated, it is more important than ever to protect yourself and your business from malware attacks. Computer security firm, Trusteer, recently reported that a new malware virus attacked some customers’ online bank accounts during the holiday season.
Small and medium-sized businesses running Windows will get a pleasant surprise when Windows 8 is released this year. Microsoft is limiting the frequency of Windows Update restarts.
Modern society has built product safety into daily life. We crash-test cars, troubleshoot children’s toys, and print expiration dates on much of our food. But many of us overlook the hazards of accessing the Internet without protection from malware.