Worries over Patriot Act drives NDP to cloud encryption

Canada's main opposition party is using cloud-based Salesforce.com in the U.S. to store information about voters and interact with them, but worries that U.S. government snoops could peek at sensitive information under U.S.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2011 Ellen Messmer

Does your business need SSL encryption?

Is it a security must-have or simply a good branding tactic? Secure socket layer (SSL) encryption has been called by some tech experts as a Web site must-have for businesses of any size,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 8th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Hackers can decrypt secure traffic from un-patched iPhones

Almost anyone can snoop the secure data traffic of un-patched iPhones and iPads using a recently-revised tool, a researcher said today as he urged owners to apply Apple's latest iOS fix.The nine-year-old bug

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 29th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

How to secure your iPad for the office

The iPad is one of the safest computing devices you can use. Its combination of hardware and software security translate to a device that's probably more secure than your PC or Mac--especially if

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2011 Rich Mogull

Dropbox drops the ball on account security

Online storage service Dropbox made an embarrassing error Monday, turning off password authentication for millions of users.The company updated some code on the service just before 2:00 pm Monday, yet the new code

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 22nd, 2011 Robert Dutt

Dropbox under fire for ‘misrepresenting data security’

Cloud data storage and synchronization company Dropbox has been hit with a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission alleging that the company has deceived consumers about the level of encryption security it

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 18th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Self-wiping hard drive from Toshiba boosts security

Toshiba has come up with a type of self-encrypting hard drive (SED) that can automatically wipe data if it is removed from a paired computer by an attacker.Available in capacities up to 640GB,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Video Rewind: The hard drive crusher

What do you do with your old PCs? You can donate it to a charitable group, or sell it or you can turn it into a lampshade. Whatever you decide, security experts advise

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Choosing the right cloud storage service for your business

Backup is one of the oldest needs in computing. Whether it's hard disk failure, computer theft, or just a wandering three year-old with a fruit juice carton, it's very easy to lose data

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2011 Keir Thomas

Study reveals best ways to secure data in SSDs

Until a university study emerged last week, few experts suspected that it's more difficult to erase data stored on solid-state drives (SSD) than that on hard disk drives (HDDs).Industry experts were taken aback

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 1st, 2011 Lucas Mearian

Know when to hold it, know when to Shred it

Early this year, the Bruyere Family Medical Centre in Ottawa warned its patients to keep an eye on their credit ratings because two of the clinic's computers storing the personal information of about

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Organize iPad content securely with Yojimbo for iPad

Users of Bare Bones Software's information organizer Yojimbo 3 have a new way to access their data. Yojimbo for iPad is a new companion product to the Yojimbo Mac software. An iPad tab

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2011 Stuart Gripman

Security measures launched after attack on Zuckerberg’s Facebook fan page

Security and privacy experts yesterday welcomed Facebook's deployment of new security tools using HTTPS (hypertext transfer protocol secure) and what it called "social authentication." The measures were announced less than 24 hours after

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

4 tools to protect and manage multiple passwords

When the popular Web site Gawker was hacked into recently, more than a million user IDs and passwords were released. If you were one of the people compromised that's annoying -- very annoying.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 6th, 2011 Steven Vaughan-Nichols