Security

Tech vendors may need to change the way they reward channel partners  
Fundamental conflict between reward programme set-up, how vendors are telling channel partners to change The issues of security are going up, spending will continue to grow  
Google Play infected with hundreds of malware apps
Google Play was found to be hosting hundreds of apps which could compromise security. And they have been downloaded millions of times.  
Online extortion dominates security threats this year
2016 is predicted to be the year of online extortion threats. Trend Micro says it has already discovered a total of 79 new ransomware families – more than the whole of 2015.
Ransomware operators innovate to maintain profits
In 2015, a ransomware family called CryptoWall brought in US$325 million for its operators. Operators are even providing customer service to ransom victims.  
Caution called for as IoT creeps into anything and everything
The lines are blurring for software testers as the Internet of Things (IoT) spreads everywhere. Soon they will have to consider that testing cannot be limited to just software, but must include hardware and entire systems.
BeautyFresh says cheaper prices + better tech = happier customers
BeautyFresh has tech under the hood to optimise e-commerce for beauty products, reports Benjamin Cher.
Microsoft retiring compromised browser certificates
Certificates using SHA1 algorithm being retired Browsers will report errors in sites using SHA1
BlackBerry doubles down on security and privacy
BlackBerry may no longer be a mobile powerhouse but it plans to remain relevant and lead the mobile enterprise security market – through organic growth and acquisitions, as well as an increasing focus on the IoT, Goh Thean Eu reports from the BlackBerry Security Summit in New York.
2014 in Review: Cloud computing comes of age
As the new year kicks off and businesses reflect on last year’s enterprise IT developments, one major trend that has dominated the landscape in Malaysia was cloud computing, writes Edwin Yapp.
Enterprises still facing ‘rogue IT’ challenges: Red Hat
Information technology (IT) departments are still struggling to make their organisations more agile and flexible to better serve their business counterparts, according to open source cloud vendor Red Hat Inc.
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