Employees are the Achilles Heel of Security
IT tries its best to protect the very users that undermine its efforts.
How strong is your password? Be honest. Do you like to jump on an open Wi-Fi connection with your work devices? What about that odd email from the CEO asking you for data? Did you really think it was the CEO? There are lots of security tools and products in the market, but typically it’s employees that are the Achilles Heel of an organization’s security.
Who’s the Weak Link in Security? We Are
What’s the line about best-laid plans? IT tries to create secure environments, but employees undermine security with bad passwords, by not recognizing phishing attempts and other risky behavior. [Wall Street Journal]
$15 in Gear + Drill = ATM Gold
Stealing an entire ATM machine is hard as they’re heavy beasts. But attackers have figured out how to empty an ATM’s cash by exploiting a security flaw using some cheap computing hardware and a drill bit. [Wired]
You Better Believe Big Data is Still a Thing
Remember all the buzz around “Big Data” a couple years ago? It may seem like a fad, but the practice of data science is still booming even if we’re not plastering the Big Data term on everything. [Matt Turck]
Can You Hear the Lossless Audio Difference?
Spotify is testing out a new lossless compression stream to make the music it serves up sound even better for listeners. The question is: Will you be able to tell the difference and are you willing to pay more? [The Verge]
Selfie Sticks are So Yesterday
Forget the selfie stick (please!). The new hot thing: Drones that take the perfect shot of you. [CNET]