With people getting smarter about phishing scams, fake anti-virus scanners, not opening unknown attachments from unknown senders, and avoiding going to infected websites, malware creators are getting creative. The latest way for them to try and infect you is to send you an email that appears to be an attachment from your own printer or scanner. Of course, trusting a device in your own network is alright, isn't it? The way to know is the faked email has a subject: “Scan from a <> <>” and has a ZIP file attached. Opening that file will open malicious forces on your machine and network.
With recent stumblings at Resarch in Motion, Blackberry's company, is it time for your office to switch to Android, iPhone, or a Windows Mobile device? The recent fall of Blackberry raises a cloud on its future and possible restructuring or acquisition. It was not that long ago that Palm was the end all of smart phones. It only took a few years before its assets were picked up by HP, who itself just dumped the remade Palm OS, named Web OS after a failed tablet line. Is this the same fate for Blackberry?