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Malware found pre-installed on nearly 2 dozen mobile devices including Galaxy 8

While people are becoming increasingly diligent about what they download on their mobile devices, they may now have to worry about their phones coming with malicious software already pre-installed. According to new research

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Half of Canadian executives say their businesses were hacked last year: Ipsos

A new survey has terrifying implications for Canadian businesses across the country. Conducted by marketing research firm Ipsos Canada on behalf of Calgary-based accounting, tax and business consulting firm MNP LLP, the survey

Published on: February 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Verizon’s $350 million discount on Yahoo purchase shows cost of breaches is real

Those looking to affix a hard cost to a data breach now have new figure to help calculate it, and a big one after Verizon Communications Inc. announced it will pay $350 million

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Brian Jackson

Data breaches could cost Yahoo up to $350M USD, Reuters says

Yahoo Inc.'s data breaches now have a price tag on them. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Reuters and Bloomberg are reporting that Verizon Communications Inc. now plans to buy the former Internet

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

These 5 service providers are Canada’s security leaders, according to IDC

IBM Corp., Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd., Bell Canada, CGI and the Herjavec Group are the leaders in the security services market in Canada, according to a new vendor assessment report from IDC Canada.

Published on: February 16th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Slack for Enterprise release to compete with Microsoft Teams

Vancouver-based collaboration software startup Slack Technologies Inc. is expected to announce its new Slack for Enterprise edition at an event in San Francisco on Tuesday morning, according to a report in Business Insider.

Published on: January 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Beware of this sophisticated Gmail phishing scam

Google Inc. is warning Gmail users to activate two-step verification to protect their accounts after the discovery of what is being called a highly effective phishing technique targeting Gmail and other services that

Published on: January 19th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Apple’s App Store more popular – but potentially less secure – than ever

Apple Inc. announced on Thursday that it saw record-setting numbers for the App Store at the end of 2016 - right after it indefinitely extended the deadline for developers to meet tougher requirements

Published on: January 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Yahoo data breaches unlikely to sink Verizon deal, Bloomberg finds

Think December's reveal that hackers were able to harvest personal information from 1 billion Yahoo Inc. accounts in 2013 is going to affect its pending $4.8 billion USD acquisition by U.S. telecommunications giant

Published on: January 3rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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