Security Archives - Page 2

Flourishing Internet of Things still faces adoption, security challenges, Juniper finds

Internet of Things (IoT) growth predictions have been bullish for a number of years, and new data from Juniper Research predicts the number of connected devices will triple in the next five -

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Gary Hilson

The Empire’s security report to Darth Vader re: stolen Death Star plans

This is a memo from Imperial Fleet CISO Jace Sloane to Sith Lord and Apprentice to the Emperor Darth Vader concerning the theft of the Empire's proprietary Death Star plans. ***Warning, this article

Published on: December 19th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Rogers experts predict more connected devices, but increased security risks in 2017

The 2017 technology market will continue to see Canadian businesses take advantage of connected devices and artificial intelligence (AI), the tech experts at Rogers Communications Inc. say, greater defensive measures will have to

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Mandy Kovacs

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked in largest data breach ever

Just a few months after announcing that in 2014 500 million accounts were hacked, Yahoo Inc. is at it again, disclosing this week that in 2013 one billion accounts were hacked in the

Published on: December 15th, 2016 Alex Radu

Here’s how scammers can trick Microsoft Edge into displaying fake security warnings

It's become a depressingly predictable feature of modern Internet browsing: You're clicking on a Google link to a well-known site - and suddenly a message pops up, warning that your computer might be

Published on: December 12th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

IDC says Canadian IT spending set to rebound, mobile device sales to stall in 2017

Canadian tech spending will rebound in 2017, but mobile device sales will continue to stall, according to IDC Canada’s IT predictions for the year ahead. Although IT investment slipped on the low oil

Published on: December 7th, 2016 Christine Wong

Does focusing on data security constrain growth? Yes and no, experts say

Ann Cavoukian, who served as Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner from 1997 until 2014 and now works for Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute, believes that focusing on privacy and data security

Published on: December 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

HP announces security enhancements for printers, printing services division

HP Inc. wants to set a new benchmark for Internet of Things (IoT) security with its newest product and service enhancements. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company announced today that it would be placing

Published on: December 5th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

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