Articles By Claudiu Popa

Will the 2012 Olympics set new surveillance records?

Never in the history of the Olympics has there been a more publicized series of security blunders before the actual event. People on terrorism watch lists are waved through airport security, contractors unable to hire qualified

Published on: July 21st, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Is the iPhone secure enough?

by Claudiu Popa According to popular expert opinion, there are seven areas in today’s mobile devices where vulnerabilities can create security or privacy breaches. Nowhere is this more true than in the paragon

Published on: February 13th, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Should You Feel Bad About Blocking Online Ads?

 by Claudiu Popa I'm not a fan of banner ads, browser pop-ups nor of what's come to be called behavioural advertising. I find that such promotion largely falls into two categories. The kind

Published on: January 12th, 2012 Claudiu Popa

3 awesome security tips for 2012

by Claudiu Popa Everything I'm reading these days indicates that hacking and malware infections are going to increase in 2012. I don't need to provide references here because everything you're reading does too.

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Securing the Ubiquitous iPhone

 by Claudiu Popa    According to popular expert opinion, there are seven areas in today’s mobile devices where vulnerabilities can create security or privacy breaches. Nowhere is this more rational than in the

Published on: November 21st, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Hardening LinkedIn for privacy protection:

The 12 settings that could impact your professional image     by Claudiu Popa With the introduction of LinkedIn’s new settings page this year, the company also took the opportunity to make some

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

How to lose public trust and achieve international ridicule

by Claudiu Popa Talk to anyone in the world of business about their biggest hacking fear and you’re bound to hear that “embarrassment” ranks right up there near the top. Everyone knows that

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Finally, some statistics on the impact of cybercrime in Canada!

By Claudiu Popa   It’s about time. Since most companies do not benefit from security monitoring tools and technologies and many of those that do aren’t inclined to share their unfortunate events for fear

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

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

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

10 Internet threats you want to know about

By Claudiu Popa From the moment we unwrap that shiny new cell phone or unpack a new, user-friendly computer we are presented with opportunities to ‘get online’ and ‘look at stuff’. Indeed that

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Chinese hackers: the root of all evil, or an obvious scapegoat?

By Claudiu Popa  The Chinese are apparently after our law firms now. They weren’t content to hack Google and the Pentagon. After those hacking attempts on our federal government’s Finance and Treasury Board

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

2011: The year that big name companies got owned

By Claudiu Popa There’s little sense in waiting until the end of the year. We know that the headline will likely say something to that effect. The question is, why now?  Comodo is

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Invasive Airline Security vs. Public Apathy

As Twitter is my witness, over the past weeks and months we have been deluged with reports of impropriety from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and other airport security complaints from around the

Published on: December 3rd, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Exotic (and quixotic) security exploits

Can you think of 007-style, modern day heists that captured – if only briefly – the attention of the media? An article I read recently on an ingenious attack that literally involves siphoning

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Facebook security and privacy hardening guide

 By default, Facebook assumes that when you sign up, you want to share a certain amount of data, establish connections and be found by others. This makes some sense, since it is after all

Published on: September 27th, 2010 Claudiu Popa