Articles By Howard Solomon

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Factory reset not enough to sanitize Android phones: Researchers

The downside of allowing staff and partners to use their own Android devices on an organization's network isn't just the...

May 25th, 2015 Howard Solomon
Username & Password

Most websites have serious vulnerabilities, says report

A lot of attention has been paid this year to credentials theft through phishing attacks as a prime entry point...

May 24th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Best technology doesn’t mean best security, says expert

The number and variety of IT security threats organizations face these days is enough to make a CISO's head spin....

May 22nd, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Hackers are finding Canada: Report

We like to think that Canada is a country serious hackers aren't interested in. But the latest figures from security...

May 21st, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Canada in spy group looking to leverage mobile vulnerabilities: Report

What do we expect from Canadian spy and policy agencies empowered to intercept suspicious mobile communications -- warn the public...

May 21st, 2015 Howard Solomon
data, network, database

Network equipment at risk from USB driver bug

Eighteen makers of IT enterprise and home networking equipment including Cisco Systems and Western Digital have been notified about a driver...

May 20th, 2015 Howard Solomon
danger sign, IT risks, security, malware, hackers

Vulnerability found in IBM statistical analysis suite

CISOs worry about vulnerabilities in the most commonly-attacked platforms in their inventory -- Web servers, password databases, Flash, operating systems...

May 19th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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New threat: Malware hiding on forums

As if CSOs don't have enough to worry about, there's word of a new attack vector: Forums and other social...

May 15th, 2015 Howard Solomon
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Firms will be ‘crushed’ if public loses trust over their data, warns Cicso exec

No one doubts that the so-called Internet of Things is going to expand exponentially in the next decade. But, a...

May 15th, 2015 Howard Solomon
bandaid, fix, repair

Venom bug bites several virtualization platforms, patching needed

The bite caused by a bug found in many virtualization platforms may not be as severe as first thought, according...

May 13th, 2015 Howard Solomon