Work from home is here to stay, so how should IT adjust?

The pandemic has changed how we work, probably forever. Most employees with jobs that can be done effectively from home have no intention of returning full time to the office. They find that their work-life balance is much more balanced without the long commutes and constant interruptions that accompany office work.According to a McKinsey/Ipsos survey, 58 percent of American workers had the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week in 2022, while 38 percent were not generally required to be in the office at all.To read this article in full, please click here READ MORE HERE…

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Android apps with millions of downloads exposed to high-severity vulnerabilities

Microsoft uncovered high-severity vulnerabilities in a mobile framework used by multiple large mobile service providers in pre-installed Android System apps that potentially exposed users to remote or local attacks.
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Risks in Telecommunications IT Sr. Threat Researcher Sr. Threat Researcher Sr. Threat Researcher Manager, Threat Research

We summarize the characteristics, threats, and recommendations to improve the security posture of enterprises’ and telecommunications companies’ IT infrastructure. Read More HERE…

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Updated XCSSET Malware Targets Telegram, Other Apps Threats Analyst Threats Analyst

In our last update on the XCSSET campaign, we updated some of its features targeting latest macOS 11 (Big Sur). Since then, the campaign added more features to its toolset, which we have continually monitored. We have also discovered the mechanism used to steal information from various apps, a behavior that has been present since we first discussed XCSSET. Read More HERE…

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StrongPity APT Group Deploys Android Malware for the First Time Sr. Threat Researcher Mobile Threats Analyst

We recently conducted an investigation into a malicious Android malware sample, which we believe can be attributed to the StrongPity APT group, that was posted on the Syrian e-Gov website. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time that the group has been publicly observed using malicious Android applications as part of its attacks. Read More HERE…

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The problem with mobile and app voting

It’s the day after the 2020 Iowa caucuses, and the Iowa Democratic Party has yet to announce the winner. The app that precinct leaders were supposed to use to report final tallies recorded inconsistent results. Party leaders blamed a “coding issue” within the app, not a hack or attack. Computerworld’s Lucas Mearian joins Juliet to discuss the problem with mobile voting and how this snafu may affect the reputation of app voting in the future. READ MORE HERE…

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How the Huawei ban could become a security threat | TECH(feed)

We’ve already talked about how the Huawei ban may affect business, but how will it affect security? Google has already warned of security threats should the company be unable to send updates to Huawei’s Android-powered devices. And even if Huawei responds with its own OS, will people trust it? In this episode of TECH(feed), Juliet discusses those security implications and what some people think the U.S. should do instead. READ MORE HERE…

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