Healthy skepticism’s role in security

The biggest problems of today’s technology privacy, security – communications, understanding. Or to say it a little differently… privacy and security are an illusion in today’s world! But then, I’ve learned how to

Published on: January 23rd, 2017 Max Spindle

Weekly Update – Amazon AI, Android malware in Google accounts, Canadian immigration

IT World Canada's Eric Emin Wood and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. Amazon unveils 'Alexa for the enterprise,' SQL database support at Re:Invent Android malware steals

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Beware of typo-squatting domain names on Cyber Monday

More than 80 per cent of typo-squatted domain names associated with holiday shopping receive significant levels of traffic and contain phishing scams, malware, or pay-per-click advertising, according to a recent study of top

Published on: November 24th, 2016 CDN Staff

Your employees are the biggest cyber threats to your business

Malware isn’t the only security risk to businesses, as employees are the top cause of costly security breaches according to a report by global cybersecurity company, Kaspersky Lab. Kaspersky’s Business Perception of IT

Published on: November 24th, 2016 Alex Radu

Cisco security strategy involves high margins for partners

SAN FRANCISCO – Nothing motivates the channel more than cash. And, Cisco Systems in an attempt to position the company as a top end security solutions vendor are offering 30 points of margin on

Published on: November 4th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Why ransomware is currently Canada’s top malware threat

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from July 2016. Hackers may be taking a summer hiatus in Canada, as malware infections dropped for the fourth month in a row to the

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Canadian firms more likely to pay ransomware demands, survey suggests

Despite urgings from the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to not give in to ransomware, Canadian organizations seem more likely to surrender to blackmail than those in three other countries surveyed, a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Nearly one in four pieces of software installed in Canada last year was unlicensed: Report

Ever wonder about the impact of software piracy in an age of Software-as-a-Service? Despite efforts to curb the practice, using unlicensed software is still common. A new report published by the Business Software

Published on: July 25th, 2016 Dave Yin

Here’s a marketplace where hacked servers from almost every country can be sold over and over again

To understand the scale of hackers out in the world, perhaps this one example is all that is needed. Kaspersky Lab has released information on xDedic, a global forum that appears to be run

Published on: June 15th, 2016 CDN Staff

The majority of hacks come from a company’s trusted insiders: Infographic

While hacks from outside perpetrators seem to make all the headlines, but what if the majority of bad actors already have legitimate access to your systems? IBM has collected data from 8,000 client

Published on: June 10th, 2016 CDN Staff

Patch quickly to detect ransomware, Canadian telecom industry warned

One of the best strategies to defeat ransomware is to patch systems as soon as possible, a senior official at a security vendor has warned the telecom industry. Attackers often reverse engineer a

Published on: June 7th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Russian “ransomware bosses” make more than the average Canadian household: Research

How does your salary compare to that of a "Ransomeware Boss"? New research on Russian hackers from security intelligence firm Flashpoint suggests that, on average, those use malware to extort money from victims

Published on: June 3rd, 2016 CDN Staff

Kaspersky unveils ATM and PoS security solution

With cyberattacks on retailers growing by the day, it's surprising few security vendors have aimed solutions directly at vectors specific to this industry. Kaspersky Lab is hoping to change that with the release

Published on: June 2nd, 2016 CDN Staff

Ransomware is growing in double digits: report

It looks like ransomware is nowhere near slowing down. According to Kaspersky Lab's Q1 threat report, ransomware attacks have increased by 30 per cent from the previous quarter. This includes a 14 per

Published on: May 5th, 2016 CDN Staff