Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

RCMP nab suspect in Heartbleed attack on Canada Revenue Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Wednesday it arrested a 19-year-old man from London, Ont. who is alleged to have used the Heartbleed computer bug to steal 900 social insurance numbers from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Is Heartbleed deceptively easy to fix?

From the day the world learned about the infamous OpenSSL crypto vulnerability, the Heartbleed fix has been available and the organization's terse recommendation has been to apply the patch or re-compile the code

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Heartbleed – don’t panic, but take swift action

What is it?  What impact can it have on your business?  Should you be concerned?  What can you do? Heartbleed is a vulnerability that has been around for two years, but it was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jim Love

CRA shuts down netfile service over Heartbleed concerns

With just over two weeks to go before the April 30 tax deadline, the Canada Revenue Agency has shut down parts of its website over security concerns around the newly-discovered Heartbleed vulnerability. A

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

How to stop Heartbleed: 7-step checklist to fix OpenSSL security bug

A serious vulnerability has been revealed that could give anyone access to private data on the web that's supposed to be securely encrypted. According to recent estimates, the Heartbleed SSL/TLS bug may be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Top 10 most popular stories of 2014

From Apple Pay to Heartbleed, 2014 was a busy year in tech, rife with headlines on everything from security to mobile payments and cryptocurrencies. We’ve rounded up the top 10 stories of 2014

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 most popular blogs of 2014

It's hard to believe another year has come and gone, but 2014's days are numbered and we're already looking ahead to 2015 for our coverage. So much happens in the technology world in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

How Qualys tackles an incident response

When a new global vulnerability threatens to take centre stage and capture the media's attention, the public naturally contemplates the individual and coordinated efforts of mitigating the risk. It's all hands on deck

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 28th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Microsoft issues patch for Internet Explorer, includes Windows XP

Microsoft Corp. is issuing an emergency update to Internet Explorer today, aiming to patch a vulnerability found Apr. 26 – and it’s also releasing this update for Windows XP, despite ending support for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2014 Candice So

#EncryptITWC – Recapping an ITWorld Canada.com Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca Twitter account. Read on for a quick recap of the tweets from today's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2014 Candice So