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Debian Linux will include proprietary firmware in the next version

From the next version, Debian 12, aka Bookworm, Debian Linux will include proprietary firmware.

Threat actor hacks cryptocurrency scam sites to steal funds

A threat group called ‘Water Labbu’ hacks into cryptocurrency scam sites to hijack transactions and steal money from the fraudster’s victims.

Former Netwalker ransomware affiliate sentenced to 20 years in prison

Sebastien Vachon-Desjardins, a former Netwalker ransomware affiliate, was sentenced to 20 years in prison and ordered to forfeit $21.5 million for his attacks on a company in Tampa and other companies.

Facebook tests its own browser in its Android app

Meta’s Facebook has tested its own custom browser engine called Chromium Webview within its Android app, with the intention of making the code more widely available.

EU Parliament approves common charging cable for portable devices

Members of the European Parliament passed a law requiring all new portable devices in the small and medium portable electronics category to use the same type of charging cable known as USB-C.

Miso Robotics unveils Flippy, a robot that makes fries

Miso Robotics has begun shipping its Flippy 2 robot, which robotizes the process of frying potatoes, onions and other foods and takes fast-food French fries and onion rings to a new level of sophistication.

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Understanding Current Cybersecurity Challenges in Law: Legal Considerations for Artificial Intelligence and Technological Development (Article 6)

With strong competition among countries around the world to become cutting edge leaders in AI, artificial intelligence has been a driving force of innovation...

9 Must-Take Actions as Recession Fears Loom

Even as recession indicators sound the alarm, financial analysts and even central banks remain split on the likelihood of a recession. In July, Scotiabank...

Fighting the cyber war: how secure is your enterprise?

Most Canadian companies that are victims of cyber incidents lack even basic recommended security measures. Fortunately, there are achievable steps to take that greatly improve an organization’s cyber security posture.

Cybercrime is on the rise, here’s how to fight it

For as long as there has been an internet, there has been cybercrime. Over the past three decades, the two have been playing a...

A quick primer on digital twins (Part 1)

Is there a digital twin in your future? As more companies adopt digital twins to manage their essential assets, it’s worth examining this trend...

Digital transformation applications (Article 3)

What business applications offer significant benefits when implementing digital transformation? This article explores those application opportunities. The previous article in this series described systems and...

Coffee Briefings

Coffee Briefing October 4, 2022 – Cisco awards; Intuit’s new Toronto office; Twitter launches...

Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada’s editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee...

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ATB Ventures introduces suite of digital identity products

ATB Ventures, the research arm of Alberta-based financial institution ATB Financial, has launched its suite of digital identity products:...

VMware admins warned to harden hypervisors

An unknown threat actor with admin-level access to ESXi is installing backdoors. Read what you can do about it

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Cyber Security Today, Oct. 3, 2022 – Warnings to Exchange and Comm100 administrators, and how the CIA might have messed up

This episode reports on fixes for Exchange Server, the Comm100  support chat application, a survey of Canadian post-secondary students' attitudes towards cybersecurity and more

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, September 30, 2022

This episode features a discussion about what corporate and infosec leaders should be thinking about during Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Hashtag Trending Oct. 3 – Touch ID future; mapping the brain; more efficient solar panels

Apple’s Touch ID won’t be returning to iPhones anytime soon, new international research begins to better understand the human brain, and a...

Hashtag Trending Weekend Edition – Interview with Jim Balsillie, co-founder of BlackBerry and the CIO Strategy Council

Welcome to Hashtag Trending, the Weekend Edition, where we have interviews with experts and thought leaders that help us explore news and...

Deeper Dive: The Metaverse: Episode 5 – Future Proofing and Resource Guide

In this episode we explore the near-term future of the metaverse and what we need to be doing to understand it in...

Words from a World Changer – an interview with Jim Balsillie

Filming just wrapped on a new feature-length production about Canada’s iconic Blackberry device, but there’s no need to wait until the movie’s release...

The symbol Forrester uses to describe CIO-CMO relations in 2015 says it all

The analyst firm publishes an infographic that suggest improvement in the partnership between IT and marketing, but there's one gaping hole

Amazon announces release of new devices and updates in Canada

  Yesterday, Amazon announced new updates and devices at the 2022 Devices and Services event. The company says that these...

Innovative Calgary information technology startups

Calgary’s tech innovators and entrepreneurs are leading digital transformation across the province and the world. Calgary is growing alongside Alberta into a global tech hub.

International Women’s Day: Five tech training courses that aim to break gender inequality in Canadian tech sector

women are still largely underrepresented in the tech industry. This slideshow details education and training resources to help women advance in the IT field.

International Women’s Day: Seven women who changed technology

You may find it difficult to believe in today's male-centric tech industry, but in the early days of IT, it was often the women who were the pioneers

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Detecting intrusions before the attack

By Nick Alevetsovitis The bad actors perpetrating cyberattacks are a growing threat, with bolder and more sophisticated approaches. Cybersecurity attacks are often described as a...

Why a network security model just won’t cut it for the cloud

By Subhalakshmi Ganapathy, Product Evangelist, ManageEngine When an IBM study found that cyber risk is the only challenge weighing more heavily on the Canadian C-Suite...

It’s time for public sector tech leaders to get serious about their skills

Canada's public sector is currently lagging behind when it comes to the adoption of digital skills. Pluralsight's recent State of Upskilling report tells us that...

No slowdown in sight for dynamic tech hub in Mississauga

Did you know that Mississauga is home to nearly 1,000 IT companies? Not many do. Perfectly situated between Toronto and Waterloo in Canada’s Innovation...

Veer AI – Enterprise-level AI for SMB retailers

Small and medium-sized eCommerce companies may think applying artificial intelligence (AI) to retail is only for large retailers. They are envious of the ability...

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