Privacy Commissioner satisfied with response from ‘leaky’ Web sites

The Privacy Commissioner of Canada has received responses from all of the organizations that were found to be leaking users’ personal information, the office tells ITBusiness.ca.At the end of September, the commissioner reported

Published on: October 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Experts call for Privacy Commissioner to reveal data leaking Web sites

Ottawa-based privacy advocates are calling on the Privacy Commissioner of Canada's office to release the names of popular Web sites that leaked personal information to third parties, following the commissioner's announcement made yesterday.Jennifer

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Popular Canadian Web sites leaking personal information, Privacy Commissioner says

Some of Canada's most-visited Web sites operated by large corporations are giving away user information – without their consent or knowledge – to third party advertisers, the Privacy Commissioner reports.Jennifer Stoddart and her

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canada, Italy lead in mobile data loss

The bring-your-own-device trend has brought a lot of productivity and flexibility into many Canadian organizations but it has also spawned a serious security issue for a large number of businesses, according to a

Published on: March 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

How to prevent WikiLeaks from publishing your data

Government and intelligence officials around the globe have been caught off guard and in many cases embarrassed and compromised by disclosures of documents on the Web site WikiLeaks. For security and IT professionals,

Published on: February 16th, 2011 Chris Knotts

Facebook suspends app developers leaking user IDs

Facebook is punishing several application developers for passing certain information to a data broker in the latest move by the social networking site to control growing concerns over privacy.Facebook will deny those application

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

9 surefire ways to protect your iPad and the data on it

The recent AT&T data leak underscores the need for iPad security precautions.The U.S. telco wanted to make logging into its 3G data plan dashboard a little easier on their iPad customers so they

Published on: June 16th, 2010 Mitch Wagner

Ontario privacy commissioner seeks solution to ‘abandoned patient records’ problem

Ontario’s Privacy Commissioner is putting pressure on businesses and doctors to practice better information and records management and stem the leaking of personally identifiable information. In a report released yesterday Ann Cavoukian calls

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Five ways employees spill company secrets

A company can buy every top-of-the-line security product known to man, but it won't make a difference for data loss prevention (DLP) unless end users are educated on their own role. Technology is

Published on: July 15th, 2009 Bill Brenner

Hackers can use electrical outlets to steal computer data

If attackers intent on data theft can tap into an electrical socket near a computer or if they can draw a bead on the machine with a laser, they can steal whatever is

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Tim Greene

Seven social network security mistakes you can’t afford to make

Admit it: You are currently addicted to social networking. Your drug of choice might be Facebook or Twitter, or maybe Myspace or LinkedIn. Some of you are using all of the above, and

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Bill Brenner

Brutal botnet steals data from 180,000 hacked computers

Researchers from the University of California gained control over a well-known and powerful network of hacked computers for 10 days, gaining insight into how it steals personal and financial data. The botnet, known

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Anti-theft system sends “poison pill” over Internet to lock stolen laptops

Reading the long list of personal data breaches resulting from laptop theft alone is enough to keep any manager responsible for corporate privacy awake at night.Sept. 28, 2007: A laptop containing personal information

Published on: February 18th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Monster’s database hacked, job seekers’ personal info stolen

Monster Worldwide Inc. is advising its users to change their passwords after data, including e-mail addresses, names and phone numbers, was stolen from its database. The break-in comes just as the swelling ranks

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Gregg Keizer