Articles By Howard Solomon

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Reddit breach shows limits of SMS-based two-factor authentication

The announcement today from Reddit that some of its systems were comprised even though they were protected with two-factor authentication...

August 1st, 2018 Howard Solomon

Email compromise could cost an organization up to $2 million: Report

Organizations are increasingly turning to software-as-a-service (SaaS) offerings to save money on on-premise applications. Improved security is also touted as...

August 1st, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Closing a Valve on a suspicious game, infected Android apps, another resume scam

A Valve has closed on on a suspicious video game that eats CPU power, Windows-infected Android apps have been discovered...

August 1st, 2018 Howard Solomon

Exposing SamSam ransomware

Email -- either through spam or spear-phishing -- is one of the most popular ways attackers spread ransomware. That means...

July 31st, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Scam on Google Help Forums, robot vacuum cleaners, is that a bug?

Be on the lookout for phony phone number scams Google Help Forums, beware of Internet-connected robot vacuum cleaners and are...

July 20th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Email mistakes by U.K. inquiry lead to $345,000 privacy fine

Technology can do wonders to strengthen the security and privacy activities of an organization, but it can only go so...

July 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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New Zealand company violated rights of Canadians, says privacy commissioner

How far can companies go using personal information of people copied from a publicly-available website? Not far at all if...

July 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: No shortage of ransomware, toughen those passwords

Ransomware has not hit its peak, a ransomware strain is quickly updated and another reason to toughen those passwords and upgrade...

July 18th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Ontario home healthcare provider hacked, attacker wants money ‘for telling them how to fix their security’

The attacker would like to portray itself as providing a service, but ransom and blackmail are better words. CBC News...

July 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

How to attempt to influence an election: Start with a spear-phishing campaign

Canadians worried about the possibility of a foreign government trying to secretly use the Internet to influence politics here could...

July 16th, 2018 Howard Solomon