Going to Sochi? How to avoid an Olympic hack attack

With thousands of athletes, officials and spectators descending on Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympic Games, that’s a lot of laptops, tablets and mobile devices. And a tempting target for cyber criminals, and

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Jeff Jedras

Securing your database is about more than just securing your network

If you run a business harbouring sensitive information within a database – anything from intellectual property, to digital cash, to your customers’ data – you need to secure it. It sounds like such

Published on: January 21st, 2014 Candice So

DDoS attacks now coming from mobile apps, Prolexic report says

Hackers are now using mobile apps to launch distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks against enterprise clients, according to a new report from Prolexic Technologies Inc., a security solutions provider focused on protecting

Published on: January 14th, 2014 Candice So

Alternative to Intel’s SD card-sized Edison: SD cards

During the opening keynote of this week's Consumer Electronics Show, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich took the limelight opportunity to show off Edison, a miniature computer packed into an SD card. Intel would have

Published on: January 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

How did Snapchat get hacked?

Already, 2014 has started off with a data breach - on New Year's Day, Snapchat, a popular social network for photo messaging, fell victim to a hack attack. A website called SnapchatDB.info posted

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Do your PCs leak valuable intel with every Windows error report?

Anyone familiar with any version of Microsoft Windows is largely desensitized to the reality of occasional crashes. These range from process failures you never see to Windows Explorer shutdowns that cause all your

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Snapchat’s breach of trust: What’s the big deal?

Easily one of the most addictive time wasters ever to emerge from Silicon Valley, Snapchat has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two years.  Yet for anyone watching this juggernaut from

Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Trend Micro’s 5 predictions for cybersecurity in 2014

Mobile banking heists, exploited vulnerabilities, and data breaches – these could be the cybersecurity hallmarks of 2014, according to a new report from security software provider Trend Micro Inc. In a report released

Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Did the NSA Deal Fatally Damage the RSA Brand?

Secrecy is not a poor security practice as much as a compromise of integrity. EMC's RSA Security division recently made headlines when its enterprise products were expertly hacked, undermining the security of thousands of

Published on: December 23rd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Target’s data breach exposes 40 million credit card numbers

Retail giant Target Corp. has confirmed its cash registers have been hacked, exposing about 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The thieves managed to get customer names, card numbers, expiration dates, and

Published on: December 19th, 2013 Candice So

Canadian ISP learns folly of unpatched WordPress sites

Ottawa-based Storm Internet learned a valuable lesson in keeping software up to date - especially when its the content management system behind your website, report malware researchers at Blue Coat. Without knowing it,

Published on: December 11th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How the City of Toronto tackles cybersecurity

In some ways, running a city is like running a business. There are costs and pressures, and there's also a pressing need to understand the way cybersecurity and cybercrime are changing. And for

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Candice So

Cybersecurity video highlights from Technicity

Canadian cyber-security experts from both the public and private sector descended upon Toronto today to take part in Technicity, an event co-hosted by IT World Canada and the City of Toronto. In between

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Stealing credit card numbers from Apple point of sales terminals? Easier than you might think

With consumers forming snaking, long lines in stores before the holidays, businesses are adding more and more mobile terminals so their customers can buy directly from salespeople on the floor. This may speed

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Candice So