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 7, 2021 – Hundreds of thousands of stolen gift cards on the market, and beware of WeTransfer and LinkedIn scams

Today's podcast reports on the sale of over 800,000 gift cards on a criminal web site, a scam involving a fake We Transfer web site and another phony LinkedIn scam to beware of 

SAP urges infosec teams to patch applications faster

SAP is warning CISOs that threat actors are hunting for unpatched versions of the company's enterprise resource and supply chain management platform.

MSSP eSentire says hackers using LinkedIn profiles for spearphishing

Canadian threat detection firm eSentire cautions people to be careful with seemingly perfectly named job offer attachments

Cyber Security Today, April 5, 2021 – Twitter users’ phone numbers and email addresses are now free, and check the integrity of your IT...

Today's podcast reports on the free dissemination of personal information on Twitter users, and the start of National Supply Chain Integrity Month

Cyber Security Today, Week In Review for April 2, 2021

This podcast includes a discussion on recent ransomware trends with Dinah Davis of Arctic Wolf

Canadian retailer Home Hardware hit by ransomware

The DarkSide group threatens to release data Home Hardware's corporate data this weekend.

RangeForce adds mid-priced packages to cybersecurity training offerings

An online provider of cybersecurity training programs has added new bundles of lower-priced offerings to make it easier for smaller firms, individuals and students to access.

Cyber Security Today, April 2, 2021 – Router maker admits extortion attempt, a phone scam and another COVID con

Today's podcast reports on network equipment maker Ubiquiti acknowledgment of an extortion attempt, a new phone scam for installing malware and another COVID con to get your credit card

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