Kevvie Fowler told merchants that security is a whole business issue. ITWC staff photo

No short-cuts to IT security, Canadian retailers warned

Retailers around the world are reeling from an avalanche of data thefts this year, leaving many paralyzed about what to...

September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Home Depot POS system breached here, says company

One of the biggest investigations into retail data theft is under way after Home Depot confirmed that Canadian and American...

September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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Hackers returning to Visual Basic downloaders: Sophos

Hackers are returning to a decade-old method for inserting malware into people’s machines, according to a recent report from security solutions...

July 9th, 2014 Candice So

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The cost of a data breach in 2014: $3.5 million, Ponemon study says

In December 2013, news broke that U.S. retail giant Target Corp. had suffered a major breach, losing the personal information...

May 13th, 2014 Candice So

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#EncryptITWC – An IT World Canada.com Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca...

April 17th, 2014 Candice So

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Spear phishing campaigns are more sophisticated: Symantec

Cyber-criminals are getting better at using targeted attack methods and strategic planning to break into the digital data vaults of...

April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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Majority of cyber attacks coming from legitimate sites: Report

Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming savvier, with the bulk of their attacks now aimed at specific targets, according to a...

April 2nd, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

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Word under attack: Microsoft

Attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability on Word 2010, according to Microsoft Corp. The company released an automated tool yesterday...

March 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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App security full of holes: Report

You work hard to develop useful and secure applications for your organization or customers, but sometimes it seems like you’re...

March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon