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How much is too much IT security?

Usually security implementers are aware of all the red tape they create, and evaluate the trade-offs against the value of...

August 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog

Bogus job ad used by scammers on LinkedIN

Scammers using bogus LinkedIn job ads

Have you received an enticing job offer on LinkedIn from a very attractive woman lately? Think twice before hitting the...

November 25th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

Jury convicts Palin e-mail hacker

Jury convicts Palin e-mail hacker

After four days of deliberation, a federal jury convicted 22-year-old David C. Kernell of two charges stemming from a 2008...

May 4th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Bill S-4 tightens noose around identity thieves

Bill S-4 tightens noose around identity thieves

A bill came into force last Friday that makes early stages of identity-related crime an offense in the Criminal Code,...

January 11th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

FTC delays identity protection rules till June 2010

FTC delays identity protection rules till June 2010

Well, maybe the fourth time will be the charm. This time the Federal Trade Commission said it delayed the enforcement...

November 2nd, 2009 Michael Cooney

New coalition wants to go Batman on cybercrime

New coalition wants to go Batman on cybercrime

A well-known U.S.-based anti-cybercrime advocacy group is launching a new Canadian chapter with help from some of the country’s biggest...

July 22nd, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

Lost laptop horror story

Lost laptop horror story

The devil of identity theft is in the details: Russ Jones tells a tale of woe that isn't particularly dramatic...

July 9th, 2008 Paul McNamara

Opinion: Breach laws fail to protect anyone

Opinion: Breach laws fail to protect anyone

The database security laws passed by 39 states cause businesses substantial expense. Although the goal of these laws is to...

June 16th, 2008 Bart Lazar

Online scams cost Aussies over $600 million

Online scams cost Aussies over $600 million

SYDNEY - A consumer alert program called Fraud Fortnight started last week here amid initial findings that Australians have dished...

February 27th, 2008 Andrew Hendry