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Tech Round-up for 4/19/13

by on April 19, 2013

Here are some of the technology stories that caught our eye today:

After the explosion of a fertilizer plant in Texas earlier this week, cybercriminals are looking to exploit the tragedy as a way to spread malware. Malicious e-mails have been going around touting video of the explosion, containing a link to a webpage with embedded YouTube videos and an iFrame used to inject malware on the computer.

Neil Rubenking at PC Magazine analyzed Microsoft’s newest Security Intelligence Report, which detailed research that shows PC users who don’t have up-to-date antivirus protection are 5.5 times more likely to get infected with malware than those with the latest antivirus updates. The research also shows that one in 500 PCs with the latest antivirus updates will still get infected with malware. Microsoft urges users to keep their OS up-to-date and to use reputable and current security software.

Ken Hess takes a look at the results of a survey from the Information Security Community group on LinkedIn. Hess analyzed the top five trends from the survey, which include employee satisfaction and productivity, dealing with data loss and unauthorized access, the use of encryption, the need for more IT resources, and the top apps and platforms in BYOD.

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