Wish there were a way to end hacking as we know it? Well, quantum cryptology may be the answer. Meanwhile a Russian cybercriminal team is hijacking satellite-based Internet connections. To hear more, just click play!

IT Rewind Featured Stories:

Did our short segment leave you wanting more? Check out the original articles of stories we covered!

Does Quantum Cryptology Offer Hack-Proof Security?

InfoWorld, @infoworld, JD Sartain, @JDSartain

Malvertising Campaigns up 325 Percent This Year: Report

Network World, @NetworkWorld, Lucian Constantin, @lconstantin

 

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3 Things Small Businesses Expect From Their IT Providers

 

The IT services market is a unique one, and the SMB niche within it is even further refined. Small and medium-sized businesses have far fewer resources (and minimal manpower) when compared to their enterprise counterparts — and traditionally, these restrictions have prevented smaller organizations from gaining access to emerging technologies and infrastructure solutions.

However, the advent of SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solutions and the cloud have turned this notion on its head — and today, the SMB IT services market is booming... Read More»


What Else Is New in the IT Channel?

Now that you've seen our top picks for this week, here are some more stories that made the headlines. Have a suggestion for a story that we should cover next week? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting @FollowContinuum or @BenDBarker!

Bad habits of IT:

         12 Bad Habits That Slow IT to a Crawl
         InfoWorld@infoworld, Bob Lewis, @ITCatalysts

Musical scares:

        Musical Chairs Campaign Found Deploying New Gh0st RAT Variant
       ThreatPost, @threatpost, Chris Brook

Ashley Madison disaster:

         Ashley Madison Coding Blunder Made Over 11 Million Passwords Easy to Crack
         ITworld, @ITworldLucian Constantin, @lconstantin

 

Transcription

Welp we did it. Through laughter and tears, ups and downs, good stories and bad, we’ve reached IT Rewind episode 50. Being the 50th episode I decided it was only fair that we invite a very special guest on to the show. It’s someone who actually conceptualized and created this program. Please everyone welcome… one year ago me!

Hey there one year ago me, how are you?

Im great how are you?

Good, good, hey you know what? Why don’t you host the show today?

Really?

Yeah go for it!

Well All right. IT Rewind episode 50 starts right now! Hey wait; did the Patriots win the Super Bowl? 

Quantum cryptology could end hacking, as we know it. Sounds pretty good, right? Well, although the idea to end hacking is a no-brainer, the methods that quantum cryptology uses to carry out this idea are anything but simple. According to HERO-KAZU SOO-KEE-MOTO, Tobshiba has developed the world’s fastest quantum key distribution prototype. The prototype uses light particles that are transferred through a custom-made fiber-optic cable independent to the Internet. Any attempt at a hack will result in an alteration of the quantum state and would be immediately detectable. To try to understand the concept behind quantum cryptology a little bit better, check out the full blog on InfoWorld linked below.

Epic Turla, a group of Russian cybercriminal is hijacking satellite-based Internet connections in order to hide their servers as they target governmental, diplomatic, military, educational and research organizations. The group has been active for at least eight years and is know for using highly sophisticated malware on both Windows and Linux operating systems.

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