RCMP has had power to snoop on BlackBerry messages since 2010: report

It looks like while the U.S. continues its national debate over privacy versus security in the form of the Apple-FBI dispute, Canadian police have been quietly accessing Canadian phones for years without resistance. Motherboard reports that the

Published on: April 14th, 2016 Dave Yin

Privacy Commissioner to investigate alleged cellphone surveillance by RCMP

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada is formally launching an investigation into the alleged use of Stingray surveillance devices by the RCMP, according to reports by Vancouver-based advocacy organization OpenMedia and

Published on: April 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

RCMP nab suspect in Heartbleed attack on Canada Revenue Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Wednesday it arrested a 19-year-old man from London, Ont. who is alleged to have used the Heartbleed computer bug to steal 900 social insurance numbers from

Published on: April 16th, 2014 Nestor Arellano

Phone scammers claim to be Canadian Internet Registration Authority

Canada's dot-ca top-level domain name manager is reporting a phone call security scam using its name, in a warning issued Wednesday. As described in the warning from the Canadian Internet Registration Authority: "In

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Brian Jackson

News flash: National security through obscurity doesn’t work

How did secrecy become ubiquitous in the Information Age? It looked good on paper. Pervasive surveillance would be needed to protect the populace, and technology could facilitate the enormous challenge of inspecting global

Published on: June 17th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Beware

When it comes to protecting yourself against financial fraud and identity theft, don’t just safeguard your computer and other tech devices – it still pays to be careful on that old school device

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Halifax police make arrest in global counterfeit software crackdown

A global sweep of legal action against counterfeiters selling fake Microsoft software through online auction sites included a raid by police in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.The Halifax Regional Police Integrated Financial Crime Section and

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod and Brian Jackson

Canadian, US agencies seize fake Cisco equipment worth millions

Canadian and U.S. law enforcement authorities have seized more than $78 million worth of counterfeit Cisco Systems networking equipment in an ongoing investigation into imports from China, the U.S. Department of Justice and

Published on: March 3rd, 2008 Grant Gross

RCMP officer advises companies not to hide IT security violations

An RCMP investigator is urging businesses to be more forthcoming with security breaches if they want to help put an end to them.“If everyone keeps wanting to bury it, it's not going to

Published on: October 5th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki

Security requirements complicate software rollout

The RCMP is rolling out a $1-million e-learning project to 23,000 employees across the country that allows it to consolidate all its courses on one platform and provide customized content to user groups.The

Published on: March 24th, 2006 Sarah Lysecki