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Android malware steals Google account information from 1 million users

There's a reason to make sure devices you or you administer have the latest software -- the older the software, the more likely hackers can find vulnerabilities. Proof of that was demonstrated this

Published on: December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Your headphones may be listening to you

Headphones: timeless, indispensable technology used across the globe for listening to music, making phone calls, and even as makeshift microphones, or... listening devices? A group of Israeli researchers at Ben Gurion University have

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Alex Radu

CIX: Fresh crop of Canadian startups puts a new spin on farming and finance

It's the last day of the three-day Canadian Innovation Exchange (CIX) conference when David MacMillan finally notices a faux pas. On a clear plastic placard displayed inside the networking area, someone has misspelled

Published on: November 24th, 2016 Christine Wong

Why you should tell Siri to stop listening from your iPhone’s lockscreen

Most of us fear having our passwords compromised when we imagine being hacked - but real-life attackers can do plenty of damage with far less sensitive information. Case in point: The ease with

Published on: November 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Why the AdultFriendFinder hack places more than just 420M usernames at risk

It’s the Ashley Madison hack all over again. Except this time, the fallout may be much greater. More than 400 million accounts have been exposed by a hack into FriendFinder Networks’ plethora of

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Alex Radu

Facebook and Apple take top spot for encrypted IM

Facebook Messenger has become omni-present in the lives of one billion people, and despite concerns over the years about what information it might be gathering from users, a report recently released by Amnesty International found

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Gary Hilson

Did security kill the line of business?

Not that long ago the Line of Business decision maker was turning the IT buying process upside down. The narrative went a little bit like this: managers in human resources, finance and marketing

Published on: November 7th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Google says no more to HTTP

Google Inc. has updated its transparency report to include a new section on HTTPS. This now adds data about how HTTPS usage has been increasing over time, proving Google’s point that migration to

Published on: November 7th, 2016 Alex Radu

Phishing scam that hooked Clinton’s campaign chief a cautionary tale for businesses

Frequently overlooked in the ongoing hullabaloo over Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta's leaked emails and whether they will have an impact on the U.S. first lady-turned-senator-turned-secretary-of-state-turned-presidential candidate's chances of being elected is

Published on: October 31st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Microsoft shifts Canadian cloud focus from data sovereignty to data security

For the past few years, Microsoft Corp. has sold Canadian enterprise customers on its ability to keep their cloud-based data in Canada. Now it's trying to sell them on its ability to keep

Published on: October 28th, 2016 Christine Wong

Wikileaks emails show Apple can still give law enforcement meta-data despite encryption

Apple Inc. gives governments information about its customers "thousands of times every month" and on-device encryption wouldn't hinder its ability to provide law enforcement "meta-data or any other very useful categories of data,"

Published on: October 26th, 2016 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry DTEK60 launch also next step in firm’s licencing strategy

BlackBerry Ltd. is releasing its first smartphone since announcing it will no longer be designing and making its own smartphones, the Waterloo, Ont.-based firm confirmed on Tuesday. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is a sequel and

Published on: October 25th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Think before you selfie – mobile malware might be watching

Facial recognition technology might be a boon for mobile payment security, but it also represents another weapon for cybercriminals, a cybersecurity expert warns. A mobile research team inside Intel Security Group's McAfee Labs

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

NHL players’ union takes a shot at mobile security with its own app

As a football star, Laremy Tunsil is an unlikely poster boy for cyber security in the world of pro hockey. Tunsil was the top ranked pick in April’s National Football League draft. Then,

Published on: October 5th, 2016 Christine Wong

Even California’s adult entertainment companies are investing in the blockchain

We've covered, at great length and in explicit detail, the many benefits that businesses from banks to manufacturers to retailers have to gain by investing in the blockchain - but let's be honest,

Published on: October 3rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood