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 do. But a Canadian security expert warned retailers here not to take short-cuts

Published on: September 12th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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 customers at its home improvement stores could have been affected since April by

Published on: September 9th, 2014 Howard Solomon

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 company Sophos Ltd. In the period between March and May of 2014, Sophos

Published on: July 9th, 2014 Candice So

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 of 40 million credit and debit card holders. And in October 2013, Adobe

Published on: May 13th, 2014 Candice So

#EncryptITWC – An IT World Twitter chat

Updated by Candice So Apr. 24, 2014 at 4:05pm ET: We ran a Twitter chat on encryption under the @itworldca Twitter account. Read on for a quick recap of the tweets from today's

Published on: April 17th, 2014 Candice So

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 major corporations, according to Symantec Corp. Last year set a record both in

Published on: April 8th, 2014 Brian Jackson

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 new report from security solutions provider Websense Inc. Instead of launching Hail Mary-esque

Published on: April 2nd, 2014 IT World Canada Staff

Word under attack: Microsoft

Attackers are exploiting an unpatched vulnerability on Word 2010, according to Microsoft Corp. The company released an automated tool yesterday which will help protect users of the software until a patch can be

Published on: March 25th, 2014 Nestor E. Arellano

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 running in quicksand. A recent study by Cenzic Inc., a maker of software

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Howard Solomon