Articles By Howard Solomon

CIRA officially launches free DNS firewall for consumers

The body that regulates the .ca domain has officially launched a free domain name system (DNS) firewall service to improve...

April 23rd, 2020 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – COVID-19 news roundup: Stimulus cheque scams, FBI warning, contact text con and a ransomware trend

COVID-19 news roundup: Stimulus cheque scams, FBI warning, contact text con and a ransomware trend Welcome to Cyber Security Today....

April 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Zoom releases new version with security, privacy enhancements

After stinging complaints about security issues Zoom Video Communications will release over the next seven days a new version of...

April 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Bad bot operators changing tactics, says vendor report

Automated application layer attacks by bots have long been used by criminals, particularly with the expansion of internet-connected devices such...

April 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian wireless providers asked to carry COVID-19 advice texts from WHO

Canadians with wireless devices could soon be getting COVID-19 prevention advice by text as part of an arrangement between the...

April 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – Facebook criticized for being slow to stop COVID-19 misinformation, and how cheap it is to become a cyber criminal

Facebook criticized for being slow to stop COVID-19 misinformation, and how cheap it is to become a cyber-criminal. Welcome to...

April 20th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Federal privacy commissioner issues framework for COVID-19 measures

As Ottawa considers national measures including mobile contact tracing apps to help health authorities limit the spread of the COVID-19...

April 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon
Cyber Security Today - podcast feature

Cyber Security Today – Latest in COVID-19 scams, which Americans are cyber-safe and Google chops 49 Chrome extensions

Latest in COVID-19 scams, which Americans are cyber-safe and Google chops 49 Chrome extensions. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It's...

April 17th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Continuous testing needed to find vulnerabilities in code, says vendor

Basic security hygiene like identity and access management can solve a lot of network-related security problems. However, software vulnerabilities that...

April 16th, 2020 Howard Solomon

In the race to develop a COVID-19 tracing app, skepticism from a Canadian panel

In the global race to develop mobile apps to trace and protect people who have been exposed to a carrier...

April 16th, 2020 Howard Solomon