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  • Report: Phishing Attacks on the Upswing

    Phishing attacks are up 13 percent and spear phishing attacks are up 22 percent from 2014, according to new research from Wombat Security Technologies.

  • In 2016 Smartphones, IoT and Mobile Payment Top List for Break-ins

    Malware will grow. Attacks on Android and other mobile devices will continue. And payment platforms and the Internet of Things will become sources for new kinds of security vulnerabilities. These all surface as predictions from security vendor Panda Software for the new year.

  • Report: Education Tech Spending on the Rise

    Spending for education technology is up this school year, continuing a rise that started last year following three years of recession thrift.

  • Survey: Teachers Say Tech Distractions More Concerning than Privacy, Security

    Most teachers in the United States are more worried about the potential for technology in the classroom to distract students than they are about privacy and security, according to a new survey from Instructure. Respondents also said, however, that they are optimistic about technology's potential to improve learning outcomes, increase access to education and boost the efficiency with which it's delivered.

  • Tablets to See Slow Resurgence

    Tablet sales declined substantially in 2015, but they aren't down for good, according to one market research firm. Nevertheless, their short-term growth will be slower than previously expected.


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