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BlackBerry launches new smartphone, opens software jewels to iOS, Android & Windows

BlackBerry has taken a major step in its evolution as a company by opening up its productivity and security software and solutions to other mobile platforms, while at the same time reaffirming its

Published on: March 3rd, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Trying to make a causal link between unlicensed software and malware

In its ongoing quest to warn Canadians of the perils and costs of using unlicensed software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released a report that tries to prove a link between the usage

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

How hackers can get inside your head

You’re just sitting at your desk, minding your own business, trying to get some work done. You’re not a powerful executive or someone with access to the corporate jewels. Still, cybercriminals are targeting you.

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Watch your phone next time you cross the border

If there’s an emergency or other issue the next time you’re crossing a Canadian border, you could receive a broadcast text message. Don’t worry, the feds don’t have your digits. They just have

Published on: February 20th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Soonr wants to make file sharing easier for users, safer for business

Soonr is hoping to put an end to the tug of war between users that want to more easily access and share files across devices and IT managers that want to keep work

Published on: February 17th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

IBM recommends a different type of protection for dating app users

If you're searching for love with a mobile app this Valentine's Day, you might want to use protection - protection for your mobile device, that is. About six in 10 dating apps on

Published on: February 12th, 2015 Brian Jackson

New Microsoft Outlook app could infringe on businesses’ privacy

The new Microsoft Outlook app for iOS may be the one of the best email apps to come out in a while – but according to IT security professionals, it also presents myriad

Published on: February 6th, 2015 Candice So

Study shows problems with anonymizing data to improve security

With an increasing number of organizations looking to leverage so-called big data comes increasing risk that the datasets created could be misused by internal staff or hackers. To combat this, many companies try

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Howard Solomon

IT professionals juggling less confidence and expertise with more severe threats, survey says

A lack of in-house expertise is holding Canadian IT professionals back from protecting their companies’ data, according to new research. In a new survey conducted by the Ponemon Institute and Scalar Decisions, about

Published on: February 4th, 2015 Candice So

Adware found in Google Play store app that has been downloaded millions of times

If you’re an Android user, and you’re going to download games from the Google Play store, make sure they’re not Durak, a card game, this IQ test game, or this Russian history trivia

Published on: February 3rd, 2015 Candice So

CISOs don’t get the respect they need, consultant says

Jeff Bardin doesn’t sound like an angry man, perhaps because he has a cold. But on the line three days ago from California, the U.S. security consultant sounds terribly resigned at how chief

Published on: February 2nd, 2015 Howard Solomon

Companies should be protecting personal devices: Intel Security

If you are an employer who met resistance from workers in the past when implementing information security, the time may be ripe to revisit the practice. This was a key finding in a

Published on: January 30th, 2015 Dave Yin

80 per cent of Canadians will choose a business on its privacy reputation, survey says

Businesses and governments in doubt about customer attitudes are towards data privacy have a new measurement tool. According to a new survey, nine in 10 Canadians are concerned about privacy — including 34

Published on: January 29th, 2015 Howard Solomon

Here are the 25 worst passwords of 2014 – and yes, ‘123456’ is one of the worst offenders

With all of the data breaches and online security scares in the last year or two, you'd think people would be more careful in choosing decent passwords. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. On Tuesday,

Published on: January 21st, 2015 Candice So

What Obama’s mandatory data breach reporting law could mean for Canada

The U.S. government is planning to bolster protection of consumer data through a new law requiring companies to report data breaches – and that law could set a new standard for the way

Published on: January 19th, 2015 Candice So