Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Heartbleed a reminder of need for strong security practices: Bitcoin community

The Heartbleed vulnerability that has people busy changing their passwords for many effected popular websites may be a welcome change of conversation about cyber-security in the Bitcoin community. Before the flaw in the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 13th, 2014 Brian Jackson


Heartbleed – don’t panic, but take swift action

What is it?  What impact can it have on your business?  Should you be concerned?  What can you do? Heartbleed is a vulnerability that has been around for two years, but it was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jim Love

How to stop Heartbleed: 7-step checklist to fix OpenSSL security bug

A serious vulnerability has been revealed that could give anyone access to private data on the web that's supposed to be securely encrypted. According to recent estimates, the Heartbleed SSL/TLS bug may be

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 8th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

How to protect your site against WordPress hacking

Do you use WordPress as your website's content management system (CMS)? You are far from alone, it's the most popular CMS on the market, being used by more sites than every other CMS

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 21st, 2014 Brian Jackson

Canadian ISP learns folly of unpatched WordPress sites

Ottawa-based Storm Internet learned a valuable lesson in keeping software up to date - especially when its the content management system behind your website, report malware researchers at Blue Coat. Without knowing it,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians have ‘naive belief’ hackers won’t target them: Trustwave

Small businesses worried about their IT need to find better ways to guard their data – especially as they present easy, unsecured targets, with hackers levelling their sights at them. Contrary to what

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2013 Candice So

Cisco issues 10 security fixes for networking hardware

Mid-sized businesses that rely on Cisco's networking hardware running on IOS will want to check and see if they are affected by one of 10 vulnerabilities that could expose them to a denial-of-service

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Cyber-security predictions for 2013

With the end of 2012 fast approaching, security software vendors are gazing into their crystal balls to predict what the threat landscape will look like in 2013.While obviously flipping another page in a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

iOS 5.1 hack in three simple steps

Editor's note: The exploit described in this story and featured in the YouTube video has since been revealed as a fake. There is no security risk as described below. ITBusiness.ca regrets the error.The

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

IPv6 eyed by torrent users to avoid network throttling

Experts are reporting a rise in the number of attacks that take advantage of known vulnerabilities of IPv6, a next-generation addressing scheme that is being adopted across the Internet. IPv6 replaces the Internet's

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 26th, 2011 Carolyn Duffy Marsan