Monthly Archives - February 2019

New Survey Shows People Still Have Bad Password Habits

For the last several years, industry experts have been sounding the alarm about password security.  We've known for quite some time that one of the biggest weak spots in corporate security is the fact that employee passwords are notoriously weak. Millions have been spent on security education.  Seminars have been held on the dangers of using weak passwords and using the same password across multiple websites. Endless rounds of training courses have been held trying to ram the point home. The...

GSuite Now Offers Better Android Mobile App Management Options

GSuite has added an important new bit of functionality in the form of Android App Management, which comes in two basic flavors.  There are some things you can do using the company's basic app management console, but to get access to the full range of features, you'll need to set up an advanced account. It's a significant and most welcome change indeed, enabling a whole host of new features. Here's the quick breakdown. Using the basic app management feature, admins...

Popular Media Applications Will Be Discontinued From Windows 7

Despite that there are still a shocking number of Windows 7 users spread around the world, Microsoft has kept with its previously published end of support schedule, and is no longer supporting the venerable product. The company has also begun quietly pulling the plug on applications that were central to the Windows 7 user experience, including (according to updated support documents) Windows Media Player and the Windows Media Center from versions 7 and 8.1 of the OS. One of the most...

About Half A Million Credit Cards Found On Dark Web

Researchers from Group-IB monitor the Dark Web and have recently reported the appearance of nearly half a million credit card records available for sale. Each record is valued at more than half a million dollars. The records were rolled out in a staggered fashion, with the first file containing some 30,000 records. They included credit card numbers, CVV codes, expiration dates, email addresses, owner's names, addresses, and phone numbers. Much of the information contained in the database can't be found on the...