Articles By Howard Solomon

Nokia slams phone makers that put dangerous adware on devices

Personal computers are still the biggest targets of malware but mobile device infections are increasing, says the latest threat intelligence...

March 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Facing the laptop carry-on ban

Canada is still studying whether it will follow American and U.K. rules forbidding airline passengers flying out of a number...

March 27th, 2017 Howard Solomon
adroid mobile OS and services

Google touts Android security but many devices still unpatched

The release of Google's Android operating system opened a new world of opportunity for aggressively-priced smart phones and tablets. It...

March 24th, 2017 Howard Solomon
executives in a business meeting

Why CISOs need to be diplomats as well as strategic thinkers

CISOs have enough on their plates navigating demands from boards, the C-suite and business units without worrying about their style....

March 23rd, 2017 Howard Solomon
Password Prompt

Two-factor authentication, one-time passwords key to prevent credential theft: Report

Another vendor has joined the crowd of voices urging infosec pros to enable two-factor or multi-factor authentication where they can...

March 22nd, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canada, U.K. targets of new Ramnit malvertising campaign: Report

Security awareness programs usually focus on telling employees about safe email practices and passwords, and less about identifying and staying...

March 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon
security and privacy issues

Some threat actors are as good as nation-state sponsored attackers: Report

There used to be a difference in sophistication between nation-state sponsored cyber attackers and mere criminals. Not any more, says...

March 21st, 2017 Howard Solomon

Disable Telnet on switches, Cisco warns administrators

Wikileaks' disclosure of a CIA database of product vulnerabilities has led Cisco Systems to acknowledge a Telnet vulnerability in its...

March 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Phishing prevention – 4 email gateway options compared

The indictment announced this week against four people – including a Canadian who holds dual citizenship – with the 2014...

March 20th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Canadian among four charged by U.S. in 2014 Yahoo hack

American law enforcement officials have worked with Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) to help stop cyber crime. However on Wednesday...

March 15th, 2017 Howard Solomon