Cybercrooks likely using EMV by-pass attack to weaken payment card protection: report

Gemini Advisory, a U.S. cybersecurity firm, warned Thursday that hackers might have found a way around the tough security on...

July 31st, 2020 Howard Solomon

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IT admins being warned of vulnerability in Secure Boot process in Linux, Windows

IT administrators are being warned to watch for patches from Microsoft, Linux distributors, and major software makers to patch a...

July 30th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Ottawa warns infosec pros to close holes in remote access services

Recent hacks have prompted Canada's cybesecurity monitor to warn IT administrators to immediately patch critical infrastructure and implement two-factor authentication...

July 29th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Stolen credentials, cloud misconfiguration are most common causes of breaches: study

Stolen or compromised credentials and cloud misconfigurations were the most common causes of malicious breaches among organizations studied, according to...

July 29th, 2020 Howard Solomon

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Source code from big-name companies leaked online

Several big-name companies haven't been putting enough protection around some of their source code, according to news reports. According to...

July 27th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canadian story publishing site acknowledges improper access to users’ personal information

A Toronto-based story publishing site says someone may have "improperly accessed" personal information about its users, including their email addresses...

July 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Distraction, stress and convincing fakes are why staff fall for phishing, study suggests

Distraction, stress and fatigue are big reasons why employees make bad cybersecurity decisions, according to a vendor-sponsored report released this...

July 22nd, 2020 Howard Solomon

Twitter attack highlights need to better protect admin accounts, experts say

Twitter's embarrassing admission that its employees were inadvertently responsible for the take-over of celebrity accounts Wednesday and used to spread...

July 16th, 2020 Howard Solomon

Average number of breaches in Canadian firms may be dropping, Carbon Black survey says

Canadian organizations are paying more attention than ever to cybersecurity, and if a recent survey is representative they may have...

July 15th, 2020 Howard Solomon