Articles By Howard Solomon

Bell acknowledges data breach

Bell Canada has acknowledged hackers have accessed personal information of what it has told CBC News are less than 100,000...

January 23rd, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Intel urges halt to installing its Meltdown/Spectre patches

After getting reports 11 days ago that some Intel-based computers were undergoing high amounts of reboots after installing patches to...

January 22nd, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Former Ontario chief of staff convicted for email deletion

When administrations change in government it isn't unusual for office holders and their staff to have the IT department wipe...

January 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Securing the cloud takes understanding and avoiding the pitfalls

As Canadian CIOs looking increasingly at various flavours of the cloud for some of their organization's solutions they also have...

January 18th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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How to handle a cyber crisis

Canadian banks are looked up to – both here and abroad – as among the savviest in the world. However,...

January 18th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Another warning of the risks of browser extensions

As much as infosec pros try, sometimes it's hard to lock down everything on the devices of employees. And despite...

January 17th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Ontario man charged with operating site that pedalled stolen credentials

Canadians don't think this country as a major source of computer crime, but criminal charges laid against an Ontario man...

January 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon
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Quebecer launches class action against Intel over Meltdown/Spectre

An unidentified Quebec restaurant is among those trying to sue Intel Corp. over the Meltdown/Spectre processor flaws which infosec teams...

January 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Governments should use buying, regulatory power to fight botnets: Expert

Draft U.S. government recommendations on ways to reduce the threat of automated botnets launching denial of service attacks and spreading...

January 12th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Hidden crypto-mining code found on BlackBerry partner site

The discovery of unauthorized crypto-currency mining code on a BlackBerry site run by a handset manufacturing partner is the latest...

January 10th, 2018 Howard Solomon