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FTC cracks down on tech-support scams

Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced Operation Tech Trap, a new project that focuses on eliminating tech-support scams. The operation kicked off with 16 civil and criminal actions filed by the FTC as well as state, national and international law enforcement against tech scammers.

Tech-support scams are a common tactic used by hackers […]

By |May 23rd, 2017|data security, News|0 Comments

HOBI weekly blog recap 5/15-5/19

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 5/15-5/19

IoT security products market estimated to exceed $16 billion

A new report from Future Market Insights indicates the IoT security products market will experience substantial growth within the next three years. The market, previously valued at $7.8 billion during 2014, is anticipated to grow […]

By |May 19th, 2017|data security, IT Asset Management, Mobile|0 Comments

Craig Boswell leads BYOD webinar

Craig Boswell, HOBI International President, lead a webinar with APMG International about the benefits and challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies this morning. The webinar, BYOD: D for Device or D for Disaster?, examined the benefits and challenges of BYOD in the workplace.

Overall mobile shipments reached 2.45 billion during 2016, with 207.1 million […]

By |May 17th, 2017|data security, Mobile, News|0 Comments

Craig Boswell leading BYOD webinar

Craig Boswell, HOBI International President, is leading a webinar with APMG International about the benefits and challenges of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. The webinar, BYOD: D for Device or D for Disaster?, begins at 10 a.m. EST tomorrow morning.

Implementing a BYOD policy in an enterprise brings opportunities for increased productivity and less […]

By |May 16th, 2017|data security, Mobile|0 Comments

How to protect your computer from WannaCry ransomware

Over the weekend, a ransomware-like program infected more than 10,000 laptops in 112 countries. The initial ransomware, called WannaCry, affects Microsoft devices using Windows 10.

While a researcher created one solution for the initial malware, more than 450 of its variants are still circulating the internet. Here are three tips for protecting your device and […]

By |May 15th, 2017|data security, ITAD, News|0 Comments

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.

Global cloud security […]

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, including […]

By |May 11th, 2017|data security, News|0 Comments

Global cloud security market expected to reach $12 billion

A new report indicates the global cloud security market will grow substantially. Research and Markets estimates the market will exceed $12 billion within the next five years, growing at a CAGR of 25.5 percent from $4.09 billion in 2017 to $12.73 billion in 2022.

Cloud-based applications and security are a popular option for both enterprises and […]

By |May 10th, 2017|data security, News|0 Comments