Web app checks for compromised LinkedIn passwords

A New York-based Web developer and his colleagues have built a Web-based application for people to see if their LinkedIn password hash is among 6.5 million released on a Russian hacker forum.The password

Published on: June 7th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

All you need to now about the Flame malware

What exactly is Flame? What does it do?Flame is an attack toolkit, which is a lot more complex than Duqu. It is a backdoor, a Trojan, and it has worm-like features, allowing it

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Debarati Roy

Data encryption seldom used by Canadian businesses

Nearly half of Canadian businesses that handle customers' personal information in digital form fail to use appropriate tools and practices to protect sensitive data, according to a survey commissioned by the Office of

Published on: May 13th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Religious Web sites top ‘most dangerous’ list

Have you been warning employees to stay clear of adult sites because they're laden with malware?Symantec Corp. suggests you might want to serve equal warning about Web sites in the opposite site of

Published on: April 30th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

What to do when you lose your phone

by Kye Husbands Losing a smart phone like an iPhone, BlackBerry or a Samsung Galaxy S can be a gut wrenching feeling. First there’s the information on the phone you worry about, including

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Kye Husbands

Why hackers are targeting small businesses

If you run a small business, and think that none of your data was of interest to a hacker, consider this: what if a hacker could take stolen bank account or credit card

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Howard Baldwin

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

Botnets and future threats

By Paul Comessotti and Kellman Meghu (This blog is the continuation of Botnets – The hacker’s backdoor to your network) Looking at the evolution of the bot threat, the first bot, "GMBot", was

Published on: March 14th, 2012 IDG News Service

Botnets – The hacker’s backdoor to your network

  by Paul Comessotti and Kellman Meghu Botnets are one of the most significant network security threats facing organizations today. Compromising anywhere from a few thousand to well over a million systems, botnets

Published on: March 14th, 2012 IDG News Service

Execs don’t recognize sensitive data when they see it: IT admins

Today's companies, clearly very good at collecting data, seem "less savvy when it comes to how to classify and manage it."That's the conclusion of a survey among 100 IT executives and others conducted

Published on: March 8th, 2012 Roy Harris

Twitter fesses up on storing iPhone contact data

Twitter has admitted that its iPhone app uploads the entire contents of a user's address book for up to 18 months.Twitter has admitted that its iPhone app uploads the entire contents of a

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Ben Camm-Jones

HTC scrambles to fix Android WiFi flaw

Some users of HTC Android phones will have to wait until next week to get a fix for a problem that could leak credentials used to gain access to Wi-Fi networks, including corporate

Published on: February 3rd, 2012 Tim Greene and Jared Newman

Does breach assessment trump victim notification?

Assessing data breaches is more useful to mitigating the effects of such incidents than notifying affected individuals, according to a survey published on the same day as the European Union proposed a 24-hour

Published on: January 26th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Facebook bans at work linked to increased security breaches

Are you cracking down on social media use by employees in the workplace? Think twice about your Facebook shutdown. A recent survey conducted by Telus and the Rotman School of Management indicates that

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano