Security Archives - Page 2

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

HP describes main failure around firmware outcry as ‘communication’ problem

PALO ALTO, Calif. – An open letter alleging that HP Inc. intentionally programmed a recent security firmware update to shut down OfficeJet Pro printers using third-party ink cartridges presented a communication opportunity the

Published on: September 29th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Do you Yahoo? 500M affected by new hack

The hits keep coming for beleaguered search engine icon Yahoo Inc. - and not the good kind. On Thursday, the company revealed that what it called a "state-sponsored actor" stole personal information from

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

European DLP software maker Safetica launches SMB-facing North American division

A leading European data loss prevention (DLP) software manufacturer has opened up shop in North America. Prague-based Safetica Technologies announced today the launch of a North American division, based in Newton, North Carolina

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pokémon Go a breeding ground for malware, Proofpoint warns

Security concerns related to Pokémon Go are nothing new - but in addition to existing problems regarding user privacy, the game could also leave its players vulnerable to malware, a new blog post

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Dropbox hacked – time to reset your password?

After cloud-storage service Dropbox sent an email to its users prompting password resets for those that hadn't done so since 2012, it's now been confirmed that more than 68 million account details were

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Brian Jackson

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to include McAfee security software, Intel announces

They might not have the virus-prone reputation of their desktop brethren, but don't kid yourself - mobile devices are under constant threat. Fortunately, owners of Samsung's newest Galaxy smartphone should be well protected,

Published on: August 24th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat – includes crucial access to 72 new emoji

Quick settings controls, multi-locale support, multi-window views, and 72 new built-in emoji icons are some of the new features packaged with the latest full-version upgrade to Android that Google pushed out to its

Published on: August 22nd, 2016 Brian Jackson

Giving police passwords would ‘criminalize privacy’: encryption vendor

The news that Canada’s police chiefs are advocating for federal laws that would compel individuals to provide electronic passwords with a judge’s consent isn’t sitting well with some members of Canada’s IT community.

Published on: August 18th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Cybersecurity risks added to list of growing problems in Rio

The list of problems around the Rio Olympics have included health and safety risks for fans, and now you can add cybersecurity risks to that list, according to Proofpoint. According to cyber-security solution provider,

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Update Canada’s privacy laws, but don’t look to Europe or the US for guidance, experts say

Even Justin Trudeau thinks Canada needs to update its data privacy laws for the 21st century, but the recently passed E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield probably isn't providing the guiding light he might be hoping

Published on: July 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Over 60% of companies still use dead Windows software, underestimate risk: Spiceworks

Monstrous - but preventable - challenges are ahead for the many North American businesses that are pulling in record profits without boosting their IT departments' budgets, according to the experts surveyed by Austin,

Published on: July 18th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Norton discovers Canadians trust public wi-fi too much, releases app to help

Mountain View, Calif.-based Symantec Corp. hopes to educate the alarming number of Canadians unaware of the risks involved in using public WiFi with its Norton security software division's latest offering. Released today, Norton

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood