Android leaks Wi-Fi location data, say EFF researchers

Security pros have enough to worry about if their staff have Android devices. Here's another: The Electronic Frontier Foundation says there's a high risk the device is broadcasting its location history if it

Published on: July 4th, 2014 Howard Solomon

HP expands encryption for enterprises

LAS VEGAS – Encrypting data is one of the best ways of ensuring attackers can’t run off or damage the corporate jewels. However, it usually comes with a performance hit and is difficult

Published on: June 10th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Canadians are relatively virus-free, says Microsoft

No one is immune from malware, viruses, worms and the myriad other threats to computer security. As fast as security software firms find and patch a vulnerability, someone, somewhere, finds and exploits another.

Published on: June 9th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

The bleed goes on: new OpenSSL flaws found

Just as the furor over Heartbleed bug seemed to be dying down a bit, and analysts were beginning to issue statements about what it taught us about security, new flaws have been discovered

Published on: June 8th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

One-third of Canadian firms had a ‘substantial’ cyber attack: Report

How secure Canadian companies feel about their IT security is a source of constant debate: Surveys range from confident to apprehensive, and it often depends on whether there’s been a recent large scale

Published on: June 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Two security vendors call for teamwork to fight malware

IT vendors by nature are combative organizations who sometimes form uneasy partnerships when it suits their needs. But perhaps fighting hackers and their seemingly inevitable  ways of breaking into networks – particularly in

Published on: May 30th, 2014 Howard Solomon

eBay’s security headaches keep piling up

The story about the massive cyber attack that may have compromised as many as 145 million eBay accounts a few months ago – but that was revealed by the online retailer only last

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Canada hit by worldwide PoS infection

Retailers' point-of-sale (PoS) systems seem to be one of the soft targets for cybercriminals looking to steal payment and credit card information from unsuspecting users. A huge global botnet, discovered last week, affected

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft to patch IE8 remote code execution bug

When a widely used browser is found to have a bug that hackers could exploit to hijack computers, you expect the vendor to do something about it as quickly as possible. The problem

Published on: May 26th, 2014 Andrew Brooks