Online privacy attacks up by 42%, SMBs targeted

Watching your back online for cyber-criminals tracking your movements might be a smart move, as targeted attacks on online privacy shot up by 42 per cent this year, according to a new study

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 30th, 2013 Candice So

Tax season a perfect time for data security check-up

 As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency)  about scams and phishing attacks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2013 Sean Forkan

Humans often the weak link in cybersecurity defence

Considering the state of cybersecurity threats these days, many yearn for a simpler time when IP spoofing was the biggest identity theft concern people had in regards to the Internet.A roundup of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: An overview of common online threats

Osama bin Laden's death in a U.S. commando raid on his hideout in Abottaba, Pakistan has the Internet ablaze with discussions and speculations in the last couple of days.Not surprisingly, the amped up

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 3rd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

PlayStation Network breach timeline: from compromise to compensation

This is a timeline of major events associated with the attack on Sony's PlayStation Network and Qriocity online services.Dates are given relative to the location the events took place. Sony announcements, released globally,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 2nd, 2011 Martyn Williams

Catastrophic Playstation breach: Inventory of what you may have lost

By Claudiu Popa  For the past few days, we’ve been privy to tidbits of information about the recent PlayStation Network breach (heretofore known as the PSN Breach) often dismissive and always shrouded in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 28th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

iPhone location tracking facts – what you need to know

Given how much confusing and often contradictory information has been filling the media over the last week, it wouldn't surprise me if some iPhone users were calling in priests to exorcise the demons

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 26th, 2011 Bill Snyder

How Google and Apple will eliminate passwords

Imagine sitting down at a public PC, surfing the Web, visiting Facebook, checking your online bank account and buying something on Amazon.com -- all without entering passwords or credit card information. It gets

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 1st, 2011 Mike Elgan

Spam levels decline in January, but not for long

After the dramatic decline in spam levels seen over the holidays, spam now accounts for 78.6 per cent of all email traffic, the lowest rate since March 2009. Results from our January 2011

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 30th, 2011 Paul Wood

Video Rewind: The perils of making friends on Facebook

With Facebook's recent release of new security features and then the news of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page being hacked, we thought we might replay this video of ITBusiness.ca senior reporter Brian Jackson

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

Facebook suspends controversial data mining feature – for now

Well at least this time they didn’t wait to get rapped on the knuckles by Canadian privacy and security officials. Faced with strong criticism over a feature that allows application developers and third

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 19th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Pirate raid on Mac App Store raises security concerns

Less than 24 hours after Apple launched the Mac App Store, hackers have found a simple way to pirate applications from the store. Applications from the Mac App Store that skimp on digital

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 10th, 2011 Daniel Ionescu and Ben Camm-Jones

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

It’s mostly tricks not treats with Halloween online ads

Halloween is drawing near, so the spammers are busy laying out bait in the form of Halloween jackpots, sweepstakes, gift cards, e-cards, personalized gifts, online contests, and even print products and costumes. Perhaps

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff