Security Issue Causes Apple To Disable Group Facetime Temporarily

Apple’s latest iOS release contained a feature that wowed and excited its massive user base.  Group FaceTime.  It was heralded as ‘the next Big Thing’ in the Apple ecosystem. Unfortunately, there are problems, and the company has been forced to temporarily disable the feature while they wrestle with a major security flaw. A bug in the code allows anyone to …

Ransomware Can Make Installing Illegal Software More Risky

Most reputable businesses don’t deal in illegal copies of commercial software, but there have been a few reported instances. There’s always the possibility that a cash-strapped individual that’s eager to do additional work from home might resort to installing a ‘cracked’ free copy of a program. Unfortunately, those who opt to go that route now run even greater risks than …

Google Is Rolling Out New Features For Gmail Users 

Google has recently announced a trio of new features for Gmail users that are going into place immediately, and may in fact be available for use by the time you read this article.  Here are the details: One of the first things you’ll notice is a new strikethrough button, visible when you’re composing.  You’ll find it on the right-hand side …

Update Patch From Microsoft Causing Issues With Outlook Users

Back in October, Microsoft issued an update for Windows 10 that was a bit of a disaster.  It wound up deleting some user files and sparked a completely justified outrage.  The company pulled the update back, taking it offline so more people wouldn’t be impacted. Then they recently re-released it, this time, without the file deletions. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the …

Fraudulent Payments Are Hurting Venmo And Its Users

The mobile payment platform Venmo (owned by Paypal) has a fraud problem.  That’s not exactly new.  The company has struggled with fraud issues for a long time, but recently, things have gotten out of control.  According to the Wall Street Journal, the company reported losses of $40 million in just the first three months of 2018, and there’s no end …

Most Travelers Are Oblivious To Security Risks During Travel

Over the course of the holiday season this year, more than half of the working adults in the United States will be traveling with one or more of their work devices. Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of those fully appreciate the data security risks inherent in travel, which is a grim reality that could put your company and its data …

Survey Finds Employees Aren’t Improving Internal Security Practices

SailPoint has recently published some new research that will probably give you a headache, if you’re a business owner. It’s been common knowledge for at least a few years now that employees are a company’s weakest link when it comes to data security.  From weak passwords, to using the same password across multiple web properties, to a general lack of …

G-Suite Users Can View Employee Productivity With Work Insights

Google has recently made some changes and improvements to its G-Suite. It introduces new tools designed to allow managers and admins greater visibility into how the people in their organizations use the G-Suite. Currently, the “Work Insight” tool is available in beta and displays information on how G-Suite is deployed at the team level. While this will be a boon …

Data Breach Notifications May Get Standardized

A new piece of legislation is making its way through the halls of Congress that could standardize and streamline the data security and breach notification process for financial institutions. This is something that most people in the industry tout as an improvement over the current situation. The Consumer Information Notification Requirement Act (H. R. 6743) legislation was approved by committee …