Malware on Android Apps Targets Bank Account Info

Sitting innocently on Google Play are about a dozen apps imitating banking and payment apps, and designed to get you to download them. The mobile banking applications targeted by the malware include those from Commonwealth Bank and Wells Fargo. The issue of hacker apps isn’t new (at least in tech years). The issue is that Android consumers generally expect Google Play to be a safe location to download apps from, making them that much more dangerous.

Privacy and convenience: Is it a CLEAR choice?

Whether it’s convenience-oriented apps, electronic tolls, or even pre-ordering your latte at Starbucks, consumers are seeking solutions that moves them through their day faster and easier. People want to think as little as possible about basic tasks, and companies are leapfrogging through technology to be that “frictionless” solution.

Social engineering: Bad people tricking good people

Social engineering: Bad people tricking good people

Social engineering is the psychological manipulation of people into performing actions or divulging confidential or sensitive data for the purpose of fraud and/or system access. It is often difficult to identify the attacker because it is just one layer in a sophisticated hacking scheme.

Internet Speed: Are you getting what you are paying for?

Internet Speed: Are you getting what you are paying for?

With Internet costs rising and broadband speed increasingly important for day-to-day business operations, more people – including the government – are questioning whether consumers are receiving the broadband speeds they are paying for. Sinu can do something to help you negotiate faster Internet speeds now. If your business has had the same Internet contract for years, you may be paying too much for too little speed.

What to do about emails when an employee leaves

What to do about emails when an employee leaves

Departing employees often leave behind vast amounts of information in their email correspondences, so archiving the data is recommended. For continuity, an organization may wish to take some action to deal with emails which continue to arrive at that address after they have left, either with an auto-responder message indicating that the employee has left and who to contact, or by forwarding the emails to another address.  

Support ends for Internet Explorer leaving millions at risk

Despite an announcement in 2014 informing users that they would no longer offer support or security upgrades for Internet Explorer (IE) 8, 9, and 10, it is estimated that 340 million users will be using outdated versions of Internet Explorer if they do not upgrade or switch browsers by January 12.

After two years of planning, NYC begins converting phone booths to free Wi-Fi kiosks

It's been nearly two years since New York City's Mayor Bill de Blasio and CityBridge announced a project called LinkNYC to transform public pay phones in New York City into digital hubs. And while we have been following this story and blogging about in during that time (see: New York City to have the “Fastest Free Wi-Fi in the World” and From Waste To WiFi: New York City’s Innovation Shows No Signs of Slowing), we can finally report that we should soon see some of these Wi-Fi kiosks popping up around the city.

New Year’s Tech Resolutions

The New Year is often a time for reflection and for resolutions designed to better ourselves. The same is true for IT! Do a New Year’s “reboot” by adopting five simple tech resolutions for your organization.

What are spoof emails? How do you avoid them?

From holiday scams and data leaks to CEO phishing, we have covered quite a bit of topics on how to protect yourself, your employees and your business against scammers trying to steal your identity and hard-earned money. Some scams are new and innovative while others, like spoofing, are tried and true tools that prey on human nature to gain unauthorized access to your workstation, data, or personal and financial information.

Microsoft releases its first laptop

Microsoft releases its first laptop

Microsoft launches its first laptop, the Surface Book.Microsoft’s first laptop, the Surface Book, is creating quite a buzz because the company is not only taking a page out of the Apple playbook by trying to control the tablet-laptop customer experience from software to hardware, but it is also stepping on the toes of traditional hardware manufacturers like HP, Lenovo, Toshiba and Dell.