Wednesday, June 11, 2014

iOS 8 MAC randomizing just one part of Apple’s new privacy push

  Gartner Magic Quadrant shifts focus from MDM to Enterprise Mobility Management | HP has lots to Discover

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iOS 8 MAC randomizing just one part of Apple's new privacy push
The new MAC address randomization feature in iOS 8 is just one of a battery of new privacy features Apple is introducing. It's part of an Apple push to make mobile app developers more aware of enduser privacy and to give them iOS tools to make privacy-related app actions clearer, so that users can allow them or not. Read More


Advanced threat detection methods for securing remote users
Remote users can introduce significant threats to your network. As employees and other business partners increasingly work from the road and remote offices, the risks have grown exponentially. To secure remote users, unique advanced threat detection solutions are needed. Learn more

Gartner Magic Quadrant shifts focus from MDM to Enterprise Mobility Management
Gartner has overhauled its annual mobility management Magic Quadrant report to focus on what's known as "enterprise mobility management" (EMM) rather than the previous "mobile device management," (MDM) a distinction it says is needed due to fast-moving market forces. Gartner's new report for EMM, which sizes up the vendors, is making a few of them upset. Read More

HP has lots to Discover
Image by HPHP is launching a raft of new products at its annual Discover conference this week that explore the mysteries of unchartered IT territory in network, server, storage and application areas. Image by HPTo read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Docker 101: What it is and why it's important
Docker is a hot topic this week. If you're unfamiliar with what this technology is or what it means for your business, here's a guide. What is it? Docker is both an open source project and the name of a startup that focuses on Linux Containers. Containers are the idea of running multiple applications on a single host. It's similar to compute virtualization, but instead of virtualizing a server to create multiple operating systems, containers offer a more lightweight alternative by essentially virtualizing the operating system, allowing multiple workloads to run on a single host. Why all the hype?To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More


Meg Whitman presents Unlocking IT with Big Data
Today, the industry is at an inflection point - driven by a triple storm of Big Data, cloud, and mobility; and in this new environment, security is paramount. The New Style of IT is about how businesses and IT leverage this rapid change for enterprise growth. Learn More

Microsoft boosts Skype for iPhone speeds 5X
Using Skype on Apple iPhones will be five times faster than they are now with Microsoft's release next week of Skype 5.0 for iPhone. The goal of rewriting the app "from the ground up," says Microsoft in a blog, is to make Skype on iPhones familiar to anyone who has used Skype on Windows Phone and Android phones, but at the same time take advantage of features unique to iOS. +Also on Network World: iPhone 6 rumor rollup for the week ending June 6 | Skype-based malware shows how 'peculiar' malicious code can be +To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

I guess California Chrome owner can kiss Google endorsement goodbye
It didn't take much horse sense to sniff out (with our without a nose patch) a possible marketing opportunity between race horse California Chrome and web browser Google Chrome, which of course comes out of one of the hottest California companies around.Google Chrome: A Triple threat...a browser for your desktop, tablet and smartphone, etc., etc.+Also on Network World: 12 Chrome Extensions power users will love + To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Cisco: Broadband providers should not treat all bits the same
All bits running over the Internet are not equal and should not be treated that way by broadband providers, despite net neutrality advocates' calls for traffic neutral regulations, Cisco Systems said. A huge number of Internet-connected devices with a wide variety of traffic requirements, including billions of machine-to-machine connections, will come online over the next four years, Cisco predicted in its Visual Networking Index Global Forecast and Service Adoption, released Tuesday. "What we're seeing is a wide range and a very diverse range of devices, applications and requirements that results in a much greater complexity of the networks," said Robert Pepper, Cisco's vice president for global technology policy. "The Internet of everything is here, it's real, and it's growing."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

WEBCAST: Dell SecureWorks
What Can Security Leaders Do to Combat Cyber Threats?
Training employees to understand the risk they create for your organization when they don't consider security in their day-to-day activities is a challenge for most IT and IT security organizations. Changing behavior is always difficult, especially when security awareness programs lack a well-defined approach and dedicated resources. Learn more

Hackers behind iPhone ransom attacks arrested in Russia
Russian authorities arrested a man and a teenaged boy from Moscow under suspicion that they compromised Apple ID accounts and used Apple's Find My iPhone service to hold iOS devices for ransom.Find My Phone is an Apple iCloud feature that allows iPhone, iPad and Mac owners to remotely lock and track their devices if they're lost or stolen. A custom message can be displayed on the lockscreen when the feature is activated. In late May, many users from Australia and other countries reported that their iPhones were locked with a message claiming the device was hacked by a person or group named Oleg Pliss who demanded US$100 or euros to unlock it.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here Read More

Put your NFC-enabled smartphone to work
As NFC proliferates on new smartphones, we're entering the era of touch-and-go business. Read More

Rumors: New flagship Windows Phone due this fall, OS upgrade next year
Now that it owns the former Nokia handset business, Microsoft is apparently getting to work. Read More



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