Equipment Installation Plans (EIPs) continue to drive mobile device trade-ins

HYLA Mobile, a mobile device reverse logistics company, recently released  a study regarding mobile device trade-ins from Q1 2017. The study shows device trade-ins are continuing to increase with the introduction of leasing models instead of traditional two-year contracts. HYLA estimates more than one-fourth, or 26 percent, of mobile users remain on a two-year contract,…

New study demonstrates scrap recycling’s positive economic impact

A new economic impact study sponsored by the Institute of Scrap Recycling (ISRI) indicates scrap recycling supports more than 500,000 jobs and generates more than $116.97 billion in the U.S annually. The study, conducted by John Dunham and Associates, found that scrap recycling provides 155,632 direct jobs, 175,587 supplier jobs and 203,287 induced jobs, amounting…

HOBI weekly blog recap 5/8-5/12

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 5/8-5/12 Keylogger-like feature found on HP enterprise laptops A researcher for Swiss security firm Modzero reports a program with keylogger-like features has been recording keystrokes on several HP laptops. The keylogger activity documented user keystrokes, then entered the information into a log file.…

Keylogger-like feature found on HP enterprise laptops

A researcher for Swiss security firm Modzero reports a program with keylogger-like features has been recording keystrokes on several HP laptops. The keylogger activity documented user keystrokes, then entered the information into a log file. Modzero found keylogger activity in the Conexant HD audio driver package found on multiple HP business and enterprise laptop devices,…