Does the Internet of Things lead to the Hack of All Things?

Knowing a bit about technology, passwords and security, I assumed my electronic devices are pretty safe from hacking. After attending the Conference Board of Canada's conference on cyber security last week, I'm no

Published on: March 10th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Mafiaboy returns in new documentary with HP

If the 2016 US presidential election battle royale between tycoon Donald Trump and DC power player Hillary Clinton taught us anything — other than that American politics is the dirtiest game on the

Published on: March 3rd, 2017 Glen Weir

Weekly Update – Top 5 tech stories of 2016

IT World Canada's Mandy Kovacs and Alex Radu recap the top 5 tech stories of 2016. Acquisitions Ingram Micro enters new chapter after HNA deal closes Tech Data makes blockbuster deal to acquire

Published on: December 23rd, 2016 Alex Radu

Runkeeper data leak exposes privacy concerns for avid app users

A controversial data leak involving a popular fitness app represents only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to privacy concerns involving mobile apps, the vice president of a mobile security firm

Published on: May 27th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Top business smartphones for 2016: Samsung Galaxy S7 review

Last year when we looked at Samsung’s 2015 flagship phone, the Galaxy S6, we called it a “smartphone magnum opus.” After years of making good, but not great, phones, Samsung stepped up to

Published on: May 9th, 2016 Alex Davies

Several problems stand in the way of marketers and IoT utopia

Businesses must move beyond using the Internet of Things for mass marketing to harness it for targeted personalization, an industry panel concluded Wednesday. But they may have to overcome pricing, privacy, and platform

Published on: March 3rd, 2016 Christine Wong

The web’s gotten complicated

So you have a website, how many third-party organizations are involved in making it run? It’s easy to forget about them, but third-party agencies are ultimately going to be supporting your site. Most

Published on: January 12th, 2016 Mike Gifford

Microsoft to finally end support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Many a web developer will be celebrating on Jan. 12, which Microsoft Corp. has announced will be the day it ceases support for all but the most recent version of Internet Explorer. On

Published on: January 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Top 5 high-profile cyber security breaches that have affected millions

With advances in technology, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated and more frequent than ever before. In fact, industry experts now agree that there are two types of organizations in today’s world, those

Published on: December 18th, 2014 Robert Cordray

Don’t buy these cheap tablets rife with security problems

This weekend's Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals will tempt many Canadians to add to their technology collection with slashed prices on tablets - but what compromises might you be making to save

Published on: November 27th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Dell leads funding round for cloud video surveillance firm

A fundraising round for a cloud-based video surveillance system has attracted an unlikely pair of investors in Michael Dell and Enrique Salem. Austin, Texas-based Eagle Eye Networks Inc. announced this morning that MSD

Published on: July 31st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Political staff should be punished for deleting records: Privacy Commissioner

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 3:57 PM ET. Ontario's top government leaders and their staff should be bound by law to ensure records are maintained

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Tim Hortons fixes security flaw for nationwide mobile payments rollout

Canada's favourite coffee and donuts shop is rolling out its mobile payments app across the country and has fixed a security gap previously identified by ITBusiness.ca. The TimmyMe app is available for Apple's

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Brian Jackson

Critics of Microsoft’s XP patch decision fail to see the big picture

Punditry is a never ending race to distract and influence large audiences with antagonistic points of view put forward by quasi-intellectual iconoclasts. Often derided as irrelevant, the practice is alive and well in

Published on: May 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa