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Phishers are leveraging temporary URLs for attacks, security firm warns

It's a great convenience  for Web designers to be able to test pages before they go live through a temporary...

June 20th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Phishing awareness training almost futile, say Canadian bank infosec pros

You've trained, warned and threatened staff not to click on suspicious email attachment, and they still do it. Employees seem...

June 3rd, 2016 Howard Solomon


Cybercrime is evolving to be more personal and surreptitious

Organizations need to think hard about why they might be a target of a data breach -- as well as think...

March 1st, 2016 Gary Hilson

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New reports warn of extent of phishing

Phishing is one of the easiest ways an attacker can infiltrate malware into an organization or trick victims into going...

February 26th, 2016 Howard Solomon

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Phishing attacks partly enabled attackers to get celebrity nude photos, FBI alleges

In 2014 someone leaked nude photos of celebrities on the Internet which apparently were stolen from Apple iCloud  accounts. Not...

January 18th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Warning: Wire fraud phishing attempts start the new year

The year is barely a week old and already criminals have shaken off their New Year's Eve party hangovers and...

January 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon


Why awareness training is more important than ever

When spear-phishing and ransomware get into the mainstream media perhaps people across the country will take awareness training more seriously....

November 18th, 2015 Howard Solomon

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End the tyranny of passwords

We all know how much of a bad idea writing down complex passwords is. Yet people do it all the time....

October 28th, 2015 IT World Canada Staff


A spear phishing attack that nearly worked

These days determined cyber attackers don't fire broadsides at organizations they want to infiltrate -- they take the time to...

October 8th, 2015 Howard Solomon