Howard Solomon

Howard Solomon
Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

Cyber Security Today, April 12 2021 – Phone scams, job scams and hundreds of millions of LinkedIn profiles for sale

Today's podcast reports on credit card phone scams, a con that takes advantage of corporate 'contact us' web pages and the latest job posting tricks

Ontario regional government victim of third-party cyberattack

Personal data apparently posted by a threat actor as confirmation of the attack include names, addresses, dates of birth, and health card numbers

Cyber Security Today, Week In Review for April 9, 2021

This podcast includes a discussion with Terry Cutler of Cyology Labs on the giveaway to crooks of information on over 500 million Facebook users, the latest LinkedIn scam and a report on security problems when organizations take to the cloud

More Canadian firms leave RDP exposed than other countries, report suggests

A new report on cloud security suggests many firms moving to the cloud due to COVID aren't automating security

Cyber Security Today, April 9, 2021 – Another warning to Fortinet administrators, beware of free Netflix offers, credentials to streaming services stolen and another...

This morning's podcast reports on ransomware being used to exploit a hole in Fortinet VPNs, the theft of credentials to streaming services from browsers and data on students stored improperly in the cloud

Experts call UN group consensus report on cyberspace ‘significant’

A Canadian expert warns some 'hostile' nations may still be able to hide cyberattacks and ignore alleged attribution

Verizon report says firms still aren’t following basic mobile security measures

The annual Mobile Security Index also found almost half of respondents said their firm sacrificed the security of mobile devices for expediency, often because of the pandemic

So-called ransomware cartel is more of a partnership, say researchers

U.S.-based Analyst1 says four gangs share tactics and resources, making them dangerous

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