Stories by Ryan Francis

Free Windows tools, ready for the taking

Almost anything can be had for free if the circumstances present themselves. Read through this compilation of stories about free stuff such as free apps for Windows 10 and tools for Windows 8.

The top 5 mobile security threats

When mixing personal and professional tasks on your smartphone, it's inevitable that someone is going to accidentally stumble onto malware. The SANS Institute's Chris Crowley has some advice on how to avoid trouble.

How to conduct an IoT pen test

Penetration testing was much like taking a battering ram to the door of the fortress. Keep pounding away and maybe find a secret backdoor to enter through. But what happens if pieces of the network are outside of the fortress? With the flurry of Internet of Things devices, is it harder to conduct a pen test with that many devices and end points?

Macs under attack, who is safe?

It was always thought that as Apple products increased in popularity, so would the target on its back placed by cybercriminals. Always looking to take down the king of the hill, cybercriminals finally got to Apple's Macs last week with a botnet that attacked more than 600,000 machines.

iPad 3 could blow away competitors

There has been wide speculation on what Apple's next iteration of its tablet will look like, feature and be named. Network World editor John Cox even is able to write a weekly story on the wild rumors surrounding the next iPad.

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