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Google blocks fast-moving fake Google Docs scam

Google says it's disabled the accounts sending out a convincing fake Google Docs invitation in a widespread phishing scam that hit inboxes around the world yesterday. "We have taken action to protect users

Published on: May 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Weak, stolen passwords still a leading factor in breaches: Verizon

Odds are your organization will be breached through a hack than any other method, and most likely by attackers leveraging users’ weak or stolen passwords, according to the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations

Published on: May 2nd, 2017 Howard Solomon

45% of employees admit to unsafe data access practices, Dell finds

Most employees know how important it is to protect sensitive enterprise information, but in practice many admit they engage in risky behavior. That's the conclusion of a new Dell survey of 2,608 professionals who

Published on: April 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

Fully autonomous vehicles still 10 to 15 years down the road, says BlackBerry QNX exec

Carmakers must calm consumer fears about cost, not just collisions, to fuel the market for self-driving cars, an executive from BlackBerry QNX said Thursday. During his keynote at a Toronto conference, Grant Courville

Published on: April 20th, 2017 Christine Wong

Return of McAfee corporate brand brings mix of risk and reward, experts say

What's old is new again as McAfee is once again operating as an independent company, and the latest twist in this 30-year branding story brings a strange mix of being affiliated with its

Published on: April 4th, 2017 Brian Jackson

NRC hack cost Ottawa ‘hundreds of millions,’ Globe reports

Any business that's suffered a cyber security breach knows that it can be a costly experience, but few could stomach a report from the federal government that a 2014 breach at the National

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry COO on the renewed focus on partners

TORONTO - The shift to enterprise software for BlackBerry has brought about an entirely new focus on the company's partners. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Alex Radu

Blockchain: The killer app that will stretch far beyond banking

There’s a technology that could one day prevent voter fraud, track stolen artworks, process a home sale within 24 hours and eliminate the need to ever file another tax return. It’s blockchain, and

Published on: March 24th, 2017 Christine Wong

BlackBerry COO on the company’s dive into the automotive industry

TORONTO - You might not know it, but chances are there is some sort of BlackBerry software in your vehicle. Beard, who held executive positions at Oracle Corp., SAP division Sybase, and cloud call centre firm

Published on: March 22nd, 2017 Alex Radu

Canadian among four charged by U.S. in 2014 Yahoo hack

American law enforcement officials have worked with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to help stop cyber crime. However on Wednesday the Justice department accused the FSB of recruiting a man with dual Canadian and Kazakh

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Howard Solomon

‘Alexa, did you hear a murder?’ Privacy, patience, precision main hurdles for voice technology

Although a U.S. murder case has raised questions about the lack of privacy involving voice activated devices, one Toronto expert says a lack of consumer patience has far more potential to kill the

Published on: March 16th, 2017 Christine Wong

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