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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

Does your SMB have a business case for Windows Server 2003 migration?

Your SMB may not have a business case for Windows Server 2003 migration.  That’s right.  While slim, there is a chance that you may not need to go through the painstaking process of upgrading

Published on: January 13th, 2015 Dave Yin

Arcsoft’s Simplicam now comes with facial recognition feature

Arcsoft is adding a facial recognition feature to its software for the Simplicam, a small Wi-Fi surveillance camera for small businesses and home owners, the company announced at CES today. Based in California,

Published on: January 6th, 2015 Candice So

Data breaches, social media gaffes among top tech and legal business risks for 2015: BLG

As much as tech can present a lot of business opportunities, it can also create a lot of pitfalls for organizations. That’s according to Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG) LLP, a Canadian law firm with

Published on: December 17th, 2014 Candice So

Network intrusions: A 2015 prediction from Howard Solomon, former editor at In the year 2015, the ability of IT to detect network intrusions won't improve. There will be more stunning attacks, so your job in the short run is defense. Train staff on

Published on: December 15th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Hackers increasingly targeting cloud providers, not consumer devices

Rather than going after your smartphone, more and more cybercriminals will simply seek out cloud providers for their collections of consumer and corporate data – all at a faster rate than before, putting

Published on: December 15th, 2014 Dave Yin

Hackers are getting personal information more easily than before: Symantec

In the mobile app world, when hackers want access to personal information, they need simply ask. This is one of several key findings Symantec Corp. released today as part of the company’s “Mobile

Published on: December 12th, 2014 Dave Yin

2015 predictions by Candice So, staff writer at

In the year 2015... Canadian marketers will become more involved with programmatic ad buying, and they will stop perceiving it as limited to real-time bidding for cheap ad inventory. We will

Published on: December 12th, 2014 Candice So

Credit cards, healthcare data on hackers’ hit list for 2015: Experian

It seems like there were headlines highlighting yet another data breach almost every week in 2014. Bad news for sure, and what’s worse is that we haven’t heard the last of them yet.

Published on: December 4th, 2014 Candice So

Preventing data breaches doesn’t seem like a top priority for some businesses: Trustwave report

Businesses and consumers alike have been hearing about data breaches for months now. With that in mind, securing customer data should be a top priority, and most businesses will say it is –

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Candice So

How Bionym just avoided the problem that took BlackBerry years to fix

Toronto-based wearables maker Bionym announced today it is changing its name to match its product and will henceforth be known as Nymi Inc. The maker of the Nymi Band, a wrist band that

Published on: December 3rd, 2014 Brian Jackson

HP rolls out slate of big data services

HP Software has launched a new piece of its big data strategy, aiming to help both small and large organizations alike with using its analytics platform. Dubbing its new product “Haven OnDemand,” the

Published on: December 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Top 10 most popular stories of 2014

From Apple Pay to Heartbleed, 2014 was a busy year in tech, rife with headlines on everything from security to mobile payments and cryptocurrencies. We’ve rounded up the top 10 stories of 2014

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So

Canadian firms seeing fewer data breaches – why that could actually be bad

This year, the number of reported security incidents dropped by 22 per cent among large businesses in Canada, compared to 2013. That might sound great, but Canadian businesses also saw a 15 per

Published on: December 1st, 2014 Candice So