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New variant of malware, Gyges, can quietly exfiltrate government data

There’s a new piece of malware targeting government organizations – and according to the security researchers who unearthed it, it’s basically invisible and can avoid being detected for a long period of time.

Published on: July 18th, 2014 Candice So

Half of security professionals want more from vendors, survey says

Half of Canada’s IT security professionals are disappointed in the technology they pay for, feeling it doesn’t keep their organizations’ data safe enough, according to a new survey sponsored by Websense Inc. and

Published on: July 17th, 2014 Candice So

Trustwave promises customers zero malware with new offering

U.S.-based security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is launching a new managed services offering – and it’s promising that businesses that sign up for it will never get infected with malware. Trustwave’s new

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Candice So

Hackers turning to Microsoft Office to attack users

It may have been a while since you’ve seen the viruses that once were a risk to Microsoft Word and Excel users in the 1990s. As threatening flaws in the programming language for

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Candice So

Keep it in your pants – your phone, that is

There are few things more annoying than the glow of smartphone devices in a darkened theatre, obscuring the screen above and making it impossible to just enjoy a movie. Or how about the

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

IT managers avoiding unlicensed software for security reasons, BSA says

Among business owners, one of the biggest concerns of using unlicensed software is the chance of installing malware through an unpatched, unsafe version of the software, according to a new survey from the

Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Hackers piggybacking off legitimate apps to install mobile malware

If you were desperate for another round of Flappy Bird and downloaded a clone of it, once the game’s creator took the original down, you may have downloaded malware as well, according to

Published on: June 26th, 2014 Candice So

Video cameras not just for surveillance, survey respondents say

Businesses using digital video cameras aren’t just using them for surveillance purposes – they’re also planning to expand those cameras into other areas of operation, according to new survey results. Eagle Eye Networks

Published on: June 25th, 2014 Candice So

Exit interview: Ann Cavoukian leaves privacy watch dog role to lead Ryerson’s big data institute

In the 15 years that Ann Cavoukian has been the Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner, the very definition of privacy itself has evolved with the digital age. Cavoukian is the first commissioner to

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Brian Jackson

AskMen.com sending visitors to download malware, Websense says

Updated on June 24, 2014 at 4:50pm ET to reflect comments from AskMen.com. Hackers have compromised AskMen.com, a men’s interest website on dating, celebrity news, and health – and they could be infecting

Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

How Cryptolocker and ransomware take data hostage

From “software leases” to Cryptolocker, ransomware has been around for a while – but criminals are now taking victims’ data hostage as a way to make money, moving to mobile devices and other

Published on: June 19th, 2014 Candice So

New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that uses credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry (PCI)'s standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers,the PCI’s latest

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

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

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner calls for more government accountability in post-Snowden era

Story updated with comments from Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian at 4:10 PM ET. The federal government and arm's length Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) must do more to answer questions

Published on: June 17th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Juggling security and marketing: Q & A with Phil Umrysh of LoyaltyOne

Phil Umrysh has a unique job. As the director of information security and compliance at LoyaltyOne Inc., he’s the head of security in a company focused on marketing – and that puts him

Published on: June 13th, 2014 Candice So