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  • Avira wins German case over adware blocking

    A lawsuit alleging that security software from Avira improperly blocked downloads of a software bundle that presented itself primarily as an Angry Birds-style game has been dismissed.

  • Zero-day attacks: How to fight back

    With cybercrime hitting more than 500 million victims globally and costing $100 billion annually, it's clear that security breaches are a problem very far from being solved. One particularly dangerous threat that doesn't seem to be getting its fair share of attention is zero-day attacks.

  • BYOD decision points: Who pays?

    As enterprises implement BYOD initiatives, IT managers have some key decisions to make: who purchases the devices, who pays for data plans and carrier contracts, and how does the company manage a mix of corporate and personal access to data on the devices.

  • Ten best practices for the cloud

    According to the IT industry trade association CompTIA, "over 80% of companies now claim to use some form of cloud solution, whether that be virtual machines that can be spun up on demand or applications that can be easily procured and put into use."

  • Why password-only authentication is passe

    The rapid growth of mobile devices that can access corporate networks and data, the expanding use of cloud-based IT services, and the increasing popularity of apps such as online banking mean that IT needs to pay closer attention to authentication.

  • Hot cloud products IT pros swear by

    Spending on cloud services is so far just a fraction of total IT spending -- roughly 3 per cent -- but the market is growing. IT pros explain what they like about their favourite cloud-based security, storage and management services.

  • How Fortune 500 companies are managing BYOD

    Like it or not, IT departments are accepting the fact that employees are bringing smartphones, tablets, and personal laptops to work – and that they will use these devices while on the job.

  • Mobile devices: Too much of a good thing?

    Most of us have apparently decided we can't live without our favorite mobile device. Whether on public transportation, shopping or just walking down the street, you're more likely than not to be surrounded by people swiping screens, adjusting their earbuds or typing on a virtual screen.

  • Security tools can't keep hackers at bay

    Credit card data of customers of Schnucks supermarkets was exposed for months in a breach that was not closed until weeks after a card processing company issued an alert about fraudulent activity. Insider (registration required)

  • So you want to be a data scientist?

    After months of high unemployment and a still-wobbly economy, any good news from the jobs market is going to get some traction. But even that doesn't seem to fully explain the attention surrounding a suddenly very "in" job title: data scientist.

  • Three biggest misconceptions about 3D printing

    If your business isn't already investing in 3D printing, it should be. And if you have a 3D printer, you should buy another one, recommends Gartner research director Pete Basiliere.