How a student’s hunt for free software led to a research institute being crippled by ransomware

The lax access policy for students allowed the organization to be compromised after credentials stolen

Cyber insurers now demanding firms have MFA, says Canadian broker

Multifactor authentication is increasingly being demanded as a price of cyber insurance, a Vancouver insurance broker says

Cyber Security Today, May 7, 2021 – Security of restaurant online ordering platforms questioned, Google gets tough with 2FA and product review scam revealed

This podcast reports on a series of hacks at restaurant online ordering platforms, Google forces users to add two-factor login authentication and a fake online product review scam revealed

Hashtag Trending, May 7, 2021 – Canada’s top tech companies in 2021; Facebook shuts down Signal ads; Google Docs VS Word

LinkedIn publishes its list of Canada’s top companies, and the tech industry is well-represented, Facebook shuts down advertisements from Signal, and it’s Google Docs versus Word on Twitter

Hashtag Trending, May 6, 2021 – #DeleteFacebook; Halting bitcoin mining; Amazon sued for false advertising

The #DeleteFacebook hashtag is trending after a court upholds Donald Trump’s Facebook ban; New York bill aims to temporarily halt bitcoin mining, and Amazon is being sued for telling false advertising around its online movie purchases.

Malware uses ICMP tunneling for backdoor communications

Trustwave researchers warn Windows administrators to watch ICPM for suspicious traffic

Merging cybersecurity best practices in an IoT surveillance world

We know that technology is constantly changing, and it is no different when it comes to surveillance technology. Surveillance solutions are evolving and converging;...

Hashtag Trending, May 5, 2021 – Wealthsimple snags $750M in funding; Bill and Melinda split; Use of ad blockers surge

Wealthsimple snags $750 million in funding from venture funds and Canadian celebrities, Bill and Melinda Gates are calling it quits, and ad blockers are growing in popularity

Coffee Briefing, May 4, 2021 – Red Hat Summit announcements, OVHcloud fire update, plus more

This morning's Coffee Briefing includes Red Hat Summit updates, an update from OVHcloud about the blaze that destroyed its data centres, and much more.

Hashtag Trending, May 4, 2021 – Ethereum quadruples in value; Verizon sells Yahoo and AOL for $5 billion; Intel investing $3.5B in fab upgrade

Ethereum is quadrupling in value this year, Verizon sells Yahoo for $5 billion, and Intel announces a $3.5 billion upgrade to a chip manufacturing plant in New Mexico.

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