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Tim Hortons fixes security flaw for nationwide mobile payments rollout

Canada's favourite coffee and donuts shop is rolling out its mobile payments app across the country and has fixed a security gap previously identified by ITBusiness.ca. The TimmyMe app is available for Apple's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

E-commerce and point-of-sales among biggest targets for data breaches

Sensitive, confidential data was hackers’ top target in 2013, alongside credit card and debit card credentials – and two of the worst hot spots were in e-commerce and point-of-sales (POS) terminals, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

Norton Small Business offers multi-device security for small teams

Symantec Corp. is launching a new product targeted at small businesses with 20 employees or less, offering to secure PCs, tablets, and smartphones alike with its cloud-based behaviour analysis engine, it announced today.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 20th, 2014 Brian Jackson

The cost of a data breach in 2014: $3.5 million, Ponemon study says

2013 was an interesting year in security, with some fairly high-profile data breaches making the news. In December 2013, news broke that U.S. retail giant Target Corp. had suffered a major breach, losing

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2014 Candice So

Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft issues patch for Internet Explorer, includes Windows XP

Microsoft Corp. is issuing an emergency update to Internet Explorer today, aiming to patch a vulnerability found Apr. 26 – and it’s also releasing this update for Windows XP, despite ending support for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2014 Candice So

MobileIron launches screen sharing app, VPN tunnel for mobile devices

With more businesses trying to safeguard the data on their employees’ mobile devices, a growing number of security vendors are bringing out mobile device management products. Enter MobileIron Inc., which has just launched

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 29th, 2014 Candice So

#EncryptITWC – Recapping an ITWorld Canada.com Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca Twitter account. Read on for a quick recap of the tweets from today's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2014 Candice So

Federal privacy office loses drive with personal data

Mistakes can happen in any organization, but when the office of the federal privacy commissioner loses an unencrypted hard drive with personal information, it must sting. But that’s what happened on Feb. 14

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon

#FollowFriday – The encryption edition

Every Follow Friday, we round up a list of people with active Twitter accounts, ones that we feel are worth a click on the 'follow' button. This week, we're focusing on experts in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2014 Candice So

New domains carry risk of ‘name collision’ attacks: OpenDNS

Some of the new web addresses recently made available by the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may be creating a new security risk that could compromise private networks around the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Inform customers of data breach or pay $100,000 per case: new privacy bill

Updated Apr. 8, 2014 at 5:19pm ET by Candice So to include comments from the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Businesses and organizations will be formally required to tell individual customers and the Privacy

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Candice So

2013 year of the ‘mega breach': Symantec

Cyber-criminals are getting better at using targeted attack methods and strategic planning to break into the digital data vaults held by major corporations, according to Symantec Corp. Last year set a record both

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson