Security Archives - Page 4

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 U.S. 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

Peace of mind not the only reason to go offline during a vacation: Intel

With summer officially upon us, it's safe to assume that more than a few Canadians will be making a list of potential vacation destinations and checking travel websites for deals, if they haven't

Published on: June 21st, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Security experts share 4 ways you can use technology to boost workplace safety

John Malevich and Harold Chadwick both served in the Canadian army for more than 25 years, and draw from their experience in dangerous situations in their current jobs, which frequently involve teaching others

Published on: June 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

I got pwned. Did you?

There's little sense in hiding behind the fact that, like millions of LinkedIn members, I was alarmed to read that some 117 million passwords were released last month in relation to a 2012

Published on: June 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

How a cybersecurity startup built a business based on lessons from competitive sport

Denver-based ProtectWise is hardly the first company to advocate for a new business model in the tech industry, but it might be the first to take its cues from the world of professional

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Here are the top 10 anti-spam products that actually work

Austria-based security testing organization AV Comparatives (AVC) recently tested 12 high-profile spam filter software products for effectiveness and useability. Overall, 10 of the products tested blocked more than 90 per cent of the

Published on: April 27th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

BlackBerry CEO reassures customers of device’s security in wake of RCMP reveal

BlackBerry is defending itself in light of revelations that it had given the RCMP the global encryption key to its personal devices. In an official blog post attributed to company chief executive John Chen, the

Published on: April 18th, 2016 Dave Yin