Articles By Howard Solomon

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Starwood Hotels hack of 500 million customers over four years confirmed

Mariott Hotels this morning admitted encrypted and unencrypted personal information on 500 million customers who made reservations at one of...

November 30th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 30, 2018 — Lots of cyber prosecutions; Dell resets passwords

It's been a busy week for law enforcement, with three news items about cyber prosections. In addition, Dell had to...

November 30th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Google, Twitter object to proposed Canadian online political ad registries

The biggest social media companies in Canada are split on a proposed law that would force online content platforms to...

November 30th, 2018 Howard Solomon
danger sign, IT risks, security, malware, hackers

‘Butter’ attack still victimizing Linux servers: Report

To many people, butter is a basic food that is used widely in cooking and eating. It's also the username...

November 29th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Gavel in court

RCMP, Calgary police helped US in ransomware indictments

The RCMP and Calgary Police are credited by the U.S. Justice Department with being among the agencies that helped a...

November 28th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 28, 2018 — Babysitters and AI; is public Wi-Fi safe; giving voice to unsafe Android apps

Babysitters ranked by artificial intelligence, is public Wi-Fi safe and giving voice to unsafe Android apps. Welcome to Cyber Security...

November 28th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Canadian MP among those grilling Facebook executive in UK

Facebook executives faced tough questioning by politicians from nine countries -- including Canada -- at a hearing this morning in...

November 27th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 26, 2018 — Don’t give thanks to this scam, hold on to your smart phones

Don’t give thanks to this Thanksgiving scam, hold on to your smart phones and a possible data breach at a...

November 26th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 23, 2018 — Don’t use company computers for holiday shopping; more bad Android apps

Although it's tempting, don’t use company computers for holiday shopping, another post office website package tracking flaw is found and...

November 23rd, 2018 Howard Solomon
danger sign, IT risks, security, malware, hackers

Mirai botnet exploiting Hadoop vulnerability on Linux servers: Report

Since its discovery in the summer of 2016 variations of the Mirai botnet, which infects and chains Internet-connected surveillance cameras...

November 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon