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 what they are guarding. Usability and efficiency are certainly important, but it is

Published on: August 27th, 2014 Donna Lindskog

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 apply button, warns antivirus software maker BitDefender LLC. The ad may just be

Published on: November 25th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

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 break-in of an e-mail account used by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.The former

Published on: May 4th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

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, thereby granting Canadians greater protection against identity theft. Bill S-4 creates three new core offenses

Published on: January 11th, 2010 Kathleen Lau

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 of its Red Flags identity protection rules until June 1, 2010 at the

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Michael Cooney

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 corporate giants.With support from Bell Canada, the Competition Bureau of Canada, Concordia University,

Published on: July 22nd, 2008 Rafael Ruffolo

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 -- or rare -- and yet it's exactly the kind of story that

Published on: July 9th, 2008 Paul McNamara

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 prevent identity theft, there is no credible evidence that demonstrates that the supposed

Published on: June 16th, 2008 Bart Lazar

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 out more than AU$700 million (CDN$643million) falling for online scams. The two-week educational

Published on: February 27th, 2008 Andrew Hendry