Smartphone users are aware that their systems are open to possible security breaches. But NPD Group found that more than 82 percent of them do not have any security software on their phones. That's just dumb.
I think we're seeing a curious psychological phenomenon here. Although users have an intellectual understanding that phones are vulnerable, they remain for many people such an intimately personal device that they are in emotional denial.
As I reported a while back, studies suggest at least 10% of users who bother with passcode use something like 0000 or 1234. I don't know what it will take to wake people up.
Hi Paul. I'm wondering if the issue here is that there's a low-level of awareness about mobile security software? Everybody knows that PCs and antivirus software go hand-in-hand, but I don't think it's yet caught on with consumers that they're supposed to be securing their smartphones as well.
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Big-data has become a big point of emphasis for many businesses. While the technology is available to deploy these applications, the needed personnel often is not. As a result, analytic engineers' salaries have blown past the six-figure mark, and hiring these experts has become a challenge for IT managers.
Increasingly, companies are using videoconferencing technology to help employees collaborate with co-workers, partners, and customers. As a result, demand for technicians is rising, and companies are finding it difficult to retain their quality workers.
A recent survey by Endace found that 23% of companies experience some type of network problem daily and another 25% have a serious problem each month. Enterprise networks are still very unreliable and probably will continue to be in the near term.
ITRC found that more than 600 security breaches took place in 2012. Flaws were found in some of the nation's most respected companies: Apple, Citibank, and Wells Fargo. So, it seems the bad guys are doing better than the men in the white hats.
The FBI recently issued a warning to smartphone users, highlighting two mobile malware applications: Loozfan, which steals personal information, and FinFisher, which is spyware that takes over a smartphone's functions.
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