Managing (too many) passwords

I'm sure most of you are facing the challenges of remembering and storing your passwords to the various apps, bank cards and such. Each password is very secure with upper and lower case

Published on: September 16th, 2015 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Buffering: How to never forget your password again

Buffering... is an editorial cartoon series by Charlie Teljeur that will be bringing to you on a regular basis in the weeks ahead. We want to know what you think - like it?

Published on: May 20th, 2015 Charlie Teljeur

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

3 in 10 Canadians not protecting themselves online, survey finds

When it comes to protecting ourselves online, Canadians are not the most savvy bunch in the world – in fact, we commit a lot of cardinal security sins, like sharing passwords, connecting to

Published on: September 23rd, 2014 Candice So

What questions should we be asking about the eBay breach?

Shortly after the eBay press release hit the wire, the media started calling to ask for my feedback on the whys and the hows of this latest debacle. "Why did this happen?" "Why

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

SecureKey to provide MintChip digital currency with PIN

Toronto-based startup SecureKey Technologies Inc. is going to provide user authentication for the MintChip, the Royal Canadian Mint’s first foray into mobile payments. The startup will be building a security layer on top

Published on: February 20th, 2014 Candice So

HP updates Access Control to boost printer security

BOISE - With the huge influx of data in workplaces everywhere, Hewlett Packard Co. (HP) is ramping up security on its printers with another update to HP Access Control, its security solution for

Published on: November 14th, 2013 Candice So

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin help criminals launder money, McAfee report finds

With the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Second Life’s Linden dollars, it’s not just early adopters swapping their physical cash for Internet bits and bytes. A lot of criminals are taking

Published on: October 16th, 2013 Candice So

Practice good ‘password hygiene’ to avoid social media hi-jacking

Nearly one-third of Internet users stay logged into social media sites, leaving themselves open to attacks, according to a new study. In a voluntary survey of about 10,000 people worldwide, security software provider

Published on: May 7th, 2013 Candice So

Crowdfunding will grow and the PC will live: Deloitte’s 2013 predictions

We're coming to the end of the annual raft of year-ahead technology trend predictions, but Deloitte has their annual Technology, Media & Telecommunication predictions in under the wire and there are several that

Published on: January 15th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

What happens to cloud data when you die?

My guess is that, on average, we have at least 20 different online accounts.  At a minimum, this includes e-mail, social networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, MySpace, Flickr), entertainment (e.g. iTunes, Second

Published on: January 4th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

Using Charles Dickens to crack your LinkedIn password

Kevin Young, a computer security expert who studies passwords, is nearly at a loss for words. Literally.Young and his colleagues are working to decode some 2.6 million scrambled LinkedIn passwords, part of a

Published on: June 8th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Web app checks for compromised LinkedIn passwords

A New York-based Web developer and his colleagues have built a Web-based application for people to see if their LinkedIn password hash is among 6.5 million released on a Russian hacker forum.The password

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

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

Published on: June 7th, 2012 John E. Dunn