Remote access toolkits (RATs) for Android are nothing new, but until now they've mostly targeted the Asia region.
Now researchers at mobile security specialist Lookout have uncovered Dendroid, a custom RAT aimed at users in western countries. Dendroid’s author is selling the toolkit online with payment in virtual currencies like Bitcoin and even offers a warranty promise that it will remain undetected.
Market intelligence specialist IDC has released the latest results from its quarterly tablet tracker. It predicts that the sales growth of tablets (including 2-in-1 devices) will be 19.4 percent in 2014, down from 51.6 percent last year.
There are a number of reasons for this predicted reduction, partly the number of new releases has slowed, and in mature markets the sales pattern will switch to replacement of older devices rather than first time buys.
The increasing trend towards BYOD and mobile devices in the workplace leads to added risks, but employees are often unaware or feel it isn't their problem.
These are among the findings of a survey by security specialist Absolute Software which polled workers in companies with a 1,000 or more employees who use mobiles for work.
Independent testing group AV-Comparatives has released its 2014 Internet Security Survey.
The survey asked 5,845 users from around the world their views on security and reveals that when it comes to antivirus protection Americans like to get it for free whilst Europeans prefer to pay.
We all know that backups are important and these days that applies to data stored on cloud services just as much as desktop PCs.
Cloud backup provider Spanning Cloud Apps has announced a major update to its Spanning Backup for Google Apps, offering improved reporting and proactive notifications.
It's often the case that the weakest link in any system's security is the person sitting in front of the screen.
As companies recognize this they're tending to invest more in training so that they can avoid threats rather than have to clean up after them. In a recent worldwide survey by Dell, 67 percent of security decision makers say they have increased funds for education.
Email has become a staple of business communication and although it's essentially free it has a hidden cost in terms the time spent dealing with it.
Collaborative email service Contatta has released an infographic which quantifies how time consuming and costly business email has become.
San Francisco-based content discovery specialist inPowered is making its discovery and amplification platform free for all organizations.
The software aims to help companies uncover trusted content, such as third-party reviews and articles, and use it to inform and engage their audience.
Travel and expenses management is an obvious candidate for cloud applications since, by its very nature, it deals with people who are out of the office.
With the latest update to its Cloud for Travel and Expense solution, ERP specialist SAP adds new capabilities that improve and simplify the user experience. The system covers everything from online booking through receipt capture to expense reimbursements.
Big data, cloud technology, social networking and the switch to mobile computing are all contributing to an increase in the amount of information enterprises have to deal with.
This is forcing companies to focus on the information that’s most relevant, risk related and value generating. As a result Gartner is predicting that 33 percent of Fortune 100 organizations will experience an information crisis by 2017, due to their inability to effectively value, govern and trust their enterprise information.
We reported earlier this week on how financial organizations are at risk from third parties with compromised security.
It seems that the same thing applies to software. The latest review by IT security specialist Secunia shows that third-party programs are responsible for 76 percent of the vulnerabilities discovered in the 50 most popular programs in 2013.
Supercomputer maker Cray has reported record revenue for 2013 and is moving into new markets.
Moves towards big data, simulations, predictive modeling and other applications have increased demand for the company's products beyond its traditional base of large corporations and government bodies.
According to new research by Gartner worldwide server shipments were up 2.1 percent in 2013 whilst revenues declined by 4.5 percent.
Most of this shipment growth has taken place in the Asia/Pacific and Japan regions whilst the North American market has remained relatively flat. Vendor revenue declined everywhere except the Asia/Pacific region where it grew by just 0.6 percent.
A study of 2,500 people in the UK shows that 68 percent have been distracted from completing work by browsing the web, checking emails and engaging in social media.
In addition, 63 percent said they had lost their train of thought while working on a report or long piece of written work because they responded to an email or social media alert.
The increasing trend towards using mobile devices has opened up users to a whole range of new threats. On mobiles insecure apps present a greater risk than traditional malware and viruses.
Announced at the RSA Conference, viaProtect allows consumers to take control of and protect the personal data on their devices.