Cyber insurance is necessary for businesses

In a world where security breaches and cyber attacks have increased in recent years, businesses are looking for new ways to defend themselves. As a result, cyber insurance has become a popular method

Published on: June 19th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

What questions should we be asking about the eBay breach?

Shortly after the eBay press release hit the wire, the media started calling to ask for my feedback on the whys and the hows of this latest debacle. "Why did this happen?" "Why

Published on: May 21st, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Target data breach pushes banks, retailers to update security measures in U.S.

The fallout from the late 2013 security breach that compromised the credit and debit card data of nearly 40 million Target customers is playing out in both the courts and the court of

Published on: March 10th, 2014 Joseph Stark

Bell customer data leak may lead to more phishing attacks

Bell Canada has suffered a breach of security. According to a company press release that blames an unspecified third party supplier in Ottawa, 22,421 user names and passwords and five valid credit card

Published on: February 3rd, 2014 Claudiu Popa

Canadians have ‘naive belief’ hackers won’t target them: Trustwave

Small businesses worried about their IT need to find better ways to guard their data – especially as they present easy, unsecured targets, with hackers levelling their sights at them. Contrary to what

Published on: October 8th, 2013 Candice So

Investment regulators latest in long line of high-profile data breaches

It seems lately that major security breaches involving the loss of thousands or millions of pieces of identifiable information are a daily occurrence. The Investment Regulatory Organization of Canada is the latest to

Published on: April 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canada’s phishing activity booming, report warns

Canada's squeaky clean image earned a few smudges recently in a report released by Internet security firm Websense which named the country as now the world's number two host for phishing sites.Canada, which

Published on: May 10th, 2011 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

Tabnapping: how to avoid latest ID theft trick

A new, incredibly sneaky identity-theft tactic surfaced earlier this week when Mozilla's Aza Raskin, the creative lead of Firefox, unveiled what's become known as "tabnapping."Stated simply, tabnapping -- from the combination of "tab"

Published on: June 8th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Security not sole issue in Google’s dump Windows move

Google telling its employees to dump Microsoft Windows may be motivated by much more than security considerations, Canadian tech analysts say.On Tuesday, a section of the media reported that the search behemoth giant

Published on: June 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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

Top 10 terrible uses for Windows

After all these years I am willing to admit that Microsoft has won the desktop and server wars. Thanks to VMWare Windows is spreading throughout the datacenter. And, of course, there is only

Published on: July 11th, 2008 Richard Stennon

Hacking attack compromises thousands of sites

Tens of thousands of Web sites have been compromised by an automated SQL injection attack, and although some have been cleaned, others continue to serve visitors a malicious script that tries to hijack

Published on: January 8th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Monster.com admits to previous identity attacks

The theft of personal information from some 1.3 million users of the Monster.com job search service first revealed two weeks ago was not a one-time attack, the company's CEO said Wednesday."The Company has

Published on: August 31st, 2007 Gregg Keizer