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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

Apple completes iPhone manufacturing test in India

Last week, Apple completed its first trial round in its efforts to expand iPhone production into southern Asia. Wall Street Journal reports the device production was handled by a TaiWanese contract manufacturing firm, Wistron Corp.

The trial run focused on manufacturing a small amount of iPhone SE devices, Apple’s least-expensive iPhone model. The price of device […]

By |May 22nd, 2017|Mobile, News|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

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

IAITAM Spring ACE 2017 Recap

The International Association of IT Asset Management’s (IAITAM) annual Spring ACE conference concluded last Thursday. HOBI International, Inc. president Craig Boswell spoke about the future of ITAM during a session last Wednesday afternoon.

Boswell’s session, called Chasing ROI and Efficiency in a Rapidly Changing ITAM World, examined the future of ITAM, data security, and the […]

By |May 8th, 2017|data security, ITAD, News|0 Comments