Articles By Howard Solomon

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Patches need to be installed for EMC, VMware, Adobe Flash and a WordPress plugin

Several tech companies released patches this week for critical vulnerabilities that infosec pros should ensure are installed as soon as possible....

November 21st, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 21, 2018 – More holiday shopping tips; how important is cyber security to Canadians?

Do you know how to shop safely online or buy secure Internet-connected devices? Here's more tips, as well as the...

November 21st, 2018 Howard Solomon

Compromised sites a reminder to webmasters to watch for compromised third-party code

Two recent hacking incidents have raised the profile of an attack vector that infose pros and webmasters  need to pay...

November 20th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 19, 2018 — Good news, bad news on encryption

Today's podcast is about the good the bad and the ugly of passwords and encryption. Welcome to Cyber Security Today....

November 19th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Phishing

Why a seemingly insignificant financial merger triggered huge wave of Canadian phishing attacks

In February two Canadian bank-owned co-operatives, Interac Association – which runs the inter-bank debit card network – and Acxsys Corp....

November 16th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 16, 2018 — Online holiday shopping tips

It’s the holiday gift-buying season, which means it’s time to carefully consider security features when buying Internet-connected devices. Plus, a...

November 16th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Sophos sees small amount of progress in war against cyber attackers

Despite the continuing and almost daily reports of data breaches there's a glimmer of hope in the war infosec pros are waging...

November 15th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Nova Scotia must toughen protection over medical databases, says privacy commissioner

Nova Scotia needs to toughen the governance over medical-related databases held by the public and private sectors, the province's information...

November 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon

Airlines seeing increased sophistication in bad bots: Report

Automated bots that hammer away at websites with credentials stuffing and other attacks are a challenge for any company. But...

November 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today: Nov. 14, 2018 — Good guys hacking, more on phone scams, a push for a US privacy law

White hat hackers cash in, advice on avoiding phone scams and Intel proposes a U.S. privacy law Welcome to Cyber...

November 14th, 2018 Howard Solomon