Matt Hamblen

Senior Editor

Matt Hamblen covers mobile and wireless, smartphones and other handhelds, and wireless networking for Computerworld.

Experts warn businesses not to over-buy on unlimited data plans

'Fileless malware' attacks, used on banks, have been around for years

'Fileless malware' attacks, used on banks, have been around for years

Fileless malware attacks, which were recently discovered in the networks of at least 140 banks, telecoms and governments, account for about 15% of known attacks today and have been around for years.

IT and C-level leaders point fingers at each other over cyber defense

IT and C-level leaders point fingers at each other over cyber defense

C-level execs need to bring themselves up to speed on cyber threats, some analysts say.

Kansas City rolls out online map using traffic, parking data from sensors

Kansas City rolls out online map using traffic, parking data from sensors

One of the trickiest parts of proving the value of emerging smart city technology is showing how city residents could benefit from data being picked up by sensors located on light poles and along streets.

BlackBerry offers secure mobile communications platform for developers

BlackBerry offers secure mobile communications platform for developers

BlackBerry announced a new line of business to provide developers with a secure, cloud-based, mobile communications platform for texting, voice, video and file sharing.

Ransomware soars in 2016, while malware declines

Ransomware soars in 2016, while malware declines

A global cyberthreat report found that 2016 was a mixed bag: malware was down slightly, but ransomware attacks soared, up 167 times the number recorded in 2015.

Montreal sees its future in smart sensors, artificial intelligence (with video)

Montreal sees its future in smart sensors, artificial intelligence (with video)

Partnerships with a vibrant startup community help Montreal retain its top “intelligent” ranking.

 Online card fraud up as thieves avoid more secure chip cards for in-store payments

Online card fraud up as thieves avoid more secure chip cards for in-store payments

Deterred by more secure chip cards for in-store payments, thieves have resorted to stealing credit-card numbers and passwords or opening new accounts with false credentials to use in making online payments for purchases, according to...

AT&T to launch 5G wireless this year in Indy and Austin

AT&T to launch 5G wireless this year in Indy and Austin

AT&T said it will launch its first 5G wireless service in Indianapolis and Austin later this year, offering theoretical top speeds of 400Mbps or higher.

Apple and Samsung see smartphone declines in full year 2016

Apple and Samsung see smartphone declines in full year 2016

Apple iPhones beat out Samsung smartphones both globally and in the U.S. in the final quarter of 2016, even though both vendors saw declines in shipments for the entire 2016 calendar year, research firm IDC said.

Fitbit to lay off 6% of its work force, cut expenses after soft holiday sales

Fitbit to lay off 6% of its work force, cut expenses after soft holiday sales

Fitbit announced cost reductions and layoffs of 6% of its global workforce after experiencing softer-than-expected holiday demand for fitness trackers.

Privacy worries are on the rise, new poll of U.S. consumers shows

Privacy worries are on the rise, new poll of U.S. consumers shows

A majority said they'd switch providers in the event of a security breach, the IDC survey says.

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