HOBI weekly blog recap 6/26-6/30

Here is a recap of the HOBI blog for the week of 6/26-6/30 New Petya ransomware attack spread to more than 60 countries A new ransomware attack is running rampant across PCs worldwide. The malware, identified as a type of Petya ransomware, began targeting organizations worldwide Tuesday morning. This attack follows the high-profile WannaCry ransomware…

New Petya ransomware attack spread to more than 60 countries

A new ransomware attack is running rampant across PCs worldwide. The malware, identified as a type of Petya ransomware, began targeting organizations worldwide Tuesday morning. This attack follows the high-profile WannaCry ransomware attack during May that affected more than 200,000 computers. Bitdefender identified the strain of ransomware of GoldenEye. This type of ransomware is especially…

Greenpeace, iFixit study raises questions about device repairability

Yesterday, Greenpeace released findings from their device repairability assessment. The study, sponsored in conjunction with iFixIt, spanned two years and reviewed 40 different smartphone, tablet and laptop devices from 17 different brands according to iFixIt’s repairability scale. IFixit rates device repairability by multiple factors, including time taken to repair, upgradability and modularity, and availability of…

Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) strategies are replacing traditional Mobile Device Management (MDM)

Enterprises worldwide are deploying more mobile devices each year, thanks to the increasing sophistication of mobile technologies. Allowing employees to utilize the smartphone or tablet of their choice as a primary computing device brings opportunities for increased productivity and a decreased learning curve. Increased mobile adoption is causing enterprises to turn to enterprise mobility management…