A challenge to health IT professionals – patient privacy is in your hands

 Earlier this year, a health care professional did something seemingly well-intentioned: she placed a USB key into her purse as she left the office, planning to do some further work at home.  As

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

3 quick Facebook security tips

Yes, Facebook has made some privacy mistakes. But to its credit, the social networking giant has been busing rolling out update after update in an effort to win back its users' trust.Recently, Facebook

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Kristin Burnham

Exotic (and quixotic) security exploits

Can you think of 007-style, modern day heists that captured – if only briefly – the attention of the media? An article I read recently on an ingenious attack that literally involves siphoning

Published on: October 5th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

Ambassadors are meeting today’s privacy challenges, head-on

  I recently appeared on the front page of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper with an alarming prediction. “World is losing grip on privacy says watchdog – Next decade will be crucial in protecting

Published on: September 11th, 2010 Ann Cavoukian

New Brunswick is ‘spam capital’ of Canada

New Brunswick's dramatic coastal scenery and legendary hospitality appear to have attracted highly unwelcome visitors of late.Cyber criminals have turned New Brunswick into the spam capital of the country, according to a report

Published on: July 16th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Mobile malware a looming menace

That seemingly innocuous mug shot of 1980s pop star Rick Astley circulating wildly on jailbroken iPhones shortly before Christmas last year may be a harbinger of a more serious menace for businesses offering

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Spambot exploits iPhone 4 launch to infect thousands of sites

Did you recently receive an e-mail offering you a $50 voucher for iTunes? Don't touch it because very likely it's part of spambot scheme exploiting a Windows glitch and the iPhone 4 launch,

Published on: June 29th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Parents ill equipped to protect kids from online dangers

First the good news: Many youth still go to mom and dad first when they encounter "something bad" online. The not-so-good news is kids and their parents may have very different views of

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

iPad hacker booked on felony drug charges

One of the hackers in the group that snatched more than 100,000 iPad owner e-mail addresses from AT&T's servers was arrested Tuesday on felony drug charges after the FBI searched his Arkansas home.Andrew

Published on: June 18th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

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

‘We did nothing illegal’, say iPad email hackers

The hackers who harvested an estimated 114,000 Apple iPad 3Gowner e-mail addresses defended their actions Friday as "ethical" and said they did nothing illegal.The hacking group Goatse Security obtained the e-mail addresses using

Published on: June 15th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

‘LikeJacking’ fraud entices Facebook users with risqu

Facebook users are falling for yet another clickjacking scam that fools them into "liking" a page. This one lures victims with the message "Paramore n-a-k-ed photo leaked," which claims to point to a

Published on: June 4th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Several Mac apps tainted with password-stealing software

Intego, makers of security and privacy apps for the Mac, warned on Tuesday that some Mac software include a new piece of invasive spyware. Macworld has obtained a preliminary list of the applications

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 David Chartier

LifeLock’s ID protection service not a scam, claims infamous CEO

As CEO of LifeLock Inc., Todd Davis has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. Two months ago, the Federal Trade Commission slammed his company with a $12 million fine

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Jaikumar Vijayan