Developer’s detention spikes interest in Montreal’s Cryptocat

Interest in the free encrypted Web chat service offered by Montreal-based Cryptocat has increased following the detention and interrogation of its developer by United States border officials. The Cryptocat Project is developing a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

6.5 million LinkedIn passwords hacked

LinkedIn users have been advised to change their passwords immediately after an unconfirmed report claimed that millions of 'unsalted' hashed passwords have turned up on a Russian hacker Web site.According to the Norwegian

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 John E. Dunn

Startup news round-up: May 30, 2012

With per-record data breach cost coming up to $204 and the average business disruption linked to non-compliance reaching as high as $3.3 million, focusing on compliance standards and preventative security measures has become

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5 top-notch encrypted flash drives

If you're physically transporting data you don't want other people to see, you should be doing it on secure media. And what better than something that hides easily within a pocket? Secure flash

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 24th, 2012 Jon Jacobi

Data encryption seldom used by Canadian businesses

Nearly half of Canadian businesses that handle customers' personal information in digital form fail to use appropriate tools and practices to protect sensitive data, according to a survey commissioned by the Office of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Free and easy email encryption with Enlocked

Like many people, I rely heavily on email to communicate with all sorts of folks. And sometimes, whether it's sending tax information to my husband or credit card information to the owner of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2012 Liane Cassavoy

Secure your connection and avoid firewalls with Cloak

Thanks to iPads, iPhones, and ever-lighter MacBooks, we're doing more work and play while on the go than ever before. A caveat of working this way, however, is that most public Wi-Fi networks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2012 David Chartier

25 worst passwords of 2011

Internet users never learn. No matter how many times we hear about obvious, hackable passwords, people keep using them. And the situation doesn't seem to be getting better.Below is a list of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2011 Jared Newman

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