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New report says Windows’ EFS encryption could be leveraged by ransomware

Infosec teams are being warned about a vulnerability in Windows' file encryption capability which may mean temporarily abandoning the EFS encryption functionality Windows has long offered the EFS file and folder capability in

Published on: January 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Say hello to Microsoft’s new Chromium-based browser

Microsoft officially launched its new Edge Chromium browser across both Windows and macOS operating systems this week and is available for download now. One of the biggest issues facing IT professionals is high

Published on: January 17th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Oracle issues patches for 333 vulnerabilities

Oracle's quarterly Critical Patch Updates to be released today include fixes for 333 security vulnerabilities. The company said in a pre-release announcement that some of the vulnerabilities affect multiple products. "Due to the

Published on: January 14th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Vulnerabilities found in Citrix and Pulse Secure products

Enterprise infosec teams are being warned to take action on serious vulnerabilities in products from Citrix and VPN manufacturer Pulse Secure. First, about Citrix: According to The Hacker News, on Saturday multiple groups

Published on: January 13th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ontario’s healthcare shakeup attracting cyberattacks, says security expert

The Ontario government has described its new model for healthcare as the biggest health system reform in 50 years, but according to a security expert, it’s leading to a spike in cyberattacks. The

Published on: December 30th, 2019 Alex Coop

Malware is going to get weirder in 2020, so it’s time for enterprises to get weird too, says Trend Micro exec

As we leave 2019 behind, a new year approaches. And with it comes the impending waves of new malware that businesses will have to defend themselves from. Looking towards 2020, Myla Pilao, the

Published on: December 20th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Cyberattack on LifeLabs puts private information of millions of Canadians at risk 

Laboratory testing company LifeLabs says a cyberattack that involved unauthorized access to its computer systems has put the private information of roughly 15 million LifeLabs patients at risk. LifeLabs released an open letter

Published on: December 17th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Breaking down cybersecurity best practices one castle wall at a time

It’s not a situation Marilyn Gallagher-Crawford is accustomed to, but last week the councillor for Ajax Ward 1 found herself fending off a small army of foot soldiers trying to penetrate her castle.

Published on: December 10th, 2019 Alex Coop

Researchers say VPN bug affects Linux, Unix systems

Apple, Google and Linux distribution makers are investigating a serious threat to their operating systems after security researchers said last week a vulnerability could allow an attacker to intercept traffic in a virtual

Published on: December 9th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Phishing campaign continues to mimic Canada’s biggest banks online

Criminals have been trying to steal login credentials of consumers and businesses of Canada's biggest banks in a sustained and sophisticated phishing campaign for at least three years, says a security vendor. In

Published on: December 4th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Ontario brewery lost $2.1 million in email bank scam

Another Canadian company has fallen for an email invoice scam. Waterloo Brewing, an Ontario maker of beers, said it recently fell victim to a "social engineering cyberattack by a sophisticated third party" that

Published on: November 22nd, 2019 Howard Solomon

OpenText Enfuse 2019: The Carbonite acquisition, new apps, and updates

LAS VEGAS --- The topic of endpoint security was front and centre on the first day of OpenText Enfuse 2019. OpenText's chief executive officer, Mark Barrenechea, said in his keynote that the technology

Published on: November 12th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Hashtag Trending – Facebook admits to another data leak, Netflilx’s war on password sharing, Google voice-assistant training

New logo, same Facebook, Netflix doesn’t want you to share, and a feel-good campaign to help Google Assistant better understand people with speech impairments. Facebook may have a new logo, but the social

Published on: November 7th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

TD Bank opens new operations hub in Toronto

Among a swath of other news at TD's annual TD Tech Day event in Toronto, the bank announced a new 9,000 square foot facility called the TD Fusion Centre that will serve as

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Ontario Science Centre suffers data breach, exposes 174,000 names and addresses

The names and email addresses of 174,000 members, donors, and customers of camps and birthday parties at the Ontario Science Centre were exposed in August, according to the company that does email blasts

Published on: October 30th, 2019 Buckley Smith