Why posting your mother’s maiden name on Web 2.0 sites can be so risky

A recent Google search of MySpace Inc.'s popular social networking site for several variations of terms describing a person's maternal grandparents returned more than 11,000 search results.The search by security researcher and author

Published on: August 27th, 2008 By Heather Havenstein and Jaikumar Vijayan

Leading Canadian bank jettisons legacy systems to gain agility

Why would ATB Financial – the largest Alberta-based financial institution – in one fell swoop, rip out core banking systems it used for more than three decades?And then why would it replace these

Published on: May 7th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Aussie bank targets fraud with free software

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is supplying new online banking customers with free PC security in a bid to mitigate online fraud.The next 25,000 customers to sign up to NetBank will receive

Published on: November 14th, 2007 Darren Pauli

The cheque is not in the mail

Quicker cheque clearing, reduced fraud and less need for storage space will be among the benefits of a multi-year effort now under way to eliminate most of the paper from the way Canadian

Published on: August 31st, 2007 Grant Buckler

Scotiabank writes a new chapter in data capture

TORONTO - Scotiabank is using familiar technology in a new way to streamline data capture using digital pens, digital paper and BlackBerry wireless handheld devices.Seeing familiar technology from a new perspective and exploring

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Vawn Himmelsbach