August 2021

It’s official: Microsoft has announced that it will begin pushing the free Windows 11 upgrade to compatible PCs on October 5. The rollout will be phased, the company said in a blog post announcing the release date, beginning with new PCs, then moving on to other eligible devices based on, it said, ” intelligence models […]

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Coffee Briefings are timely deliveries of the latest ITWC headlines, interviews, and podcasts. Today’s Coffee Briefing is delivered by IT World Canada reporter Pragya Sehgal, with files from the rest of the editorial team! Missed last week’s Coffee Briefing? We’ve got you covered. What’s new this week Global logistics platform firm announces expansion in Canada […]

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Adapting to the evolving business landscape, organizations increasingly depend on Microsoft Endpoint Manager to enable hybrid work—where the endpoint is the new workplace.

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Ransomware group retires and releases decryption key, China sets strict playtime for online video games, and Canadians may be able to take part in a battery lawsuit settlement. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Tuesday, August 31, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Ransomware group Ragnarok has […]

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Montreal-based web hosting provider Web Hosting Canada (WHC) has revealed the cause of this weekend’s major outage. In a blog post, founder and chief executive officer Emil Falcon said that the issue was caused by unauthorized activity by a third-party service provider. “Based on our investigation to date, the morning of August 28 at approximately […]

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Unless you live in a remote part of the country, chances are there’s at least one digital sign within a block of where you live. Digital signs are everywhere now, and the market around them is projected to rise to $32B by 2026 from $17.23B in 2018. The industry around digital signs has definite momentum […]

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Although legacy systems may be essential pieces of infrastructure, their maintenance comes at a cost. They are generally complex and by design do not always interact easily with other other technologies. This leaves companies with a multilayered “patchwork” architecture. Businesses are slowly but certainly moving through the pandemic. But a tipping point has appeared. The […]

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Montreal-based service provider Web Hosting Canada has still not explained the cause of a major incident Saturday that took customers on eleven of its servers offline, with the loss of data on five of the machines. Only two of the servers have so far returned to service. As of Monday morning the company was not […]

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Today’s podcast reports on how a new ransomware strain tries to evade detection, a ransomware gang closes, a warning for Azure Cosmos administrators and more 

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Storage maker downgrades popular SSD, Microsoft slightly quietly loosens Windows 11 installation requirements, and Microsoft is also ending Office suite for Chromebooks. It’s all the tech news that’s trending right now, welcome to Hashtag Trending! It’s Monday, August 30, and I’m your host, Tom Li. Western Digital, one of the largest PC storage makers in […]

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Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) procedures are renowned in the cybersecurity industry for their holistic role. The ethical hacking environment designed during a pentesting procedure reveals a lot of information about the system’s response to an attack. It reveals the maximum number of vulnerabilities and incident response details about the networks, systems, and applications.  […]

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When the Institute for Security & Technology’s Ransomware Task Force published its report on combatting ransomware this spring, the Colonial Pipeline, JBS meatpacking and Kaseya VSA attacks were still around the corner. Nevertheless, the report took the danger presented by ransomware to both businesses and global security for granted. Already in 2020, according to the […]

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This morning’s podcast looks at the latest COVID-19 phishing scam and a report on the importance of patching SSL VPNs

The post Cyber Security Today, Aug. 27, 2021 – Alleged T-Mobile hacker comes forward, a COVID-19 vaccination form scam, and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Hashtag Trending August 27 – Reddit’s vax misinformation pushback; Google remains Safari’s default search engine; new EU crypto laws

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A really brief intro as this is my last key strokes before going properly off the grid for the next week (like really off the grid, middle of nowhere style). Lots of little things this week, hoping next week will be the big “hey, Pwned Passwords just passed 1

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The University of Toronto Trash Team is using satellite technology to understand the movement of plastic trash in the Toronto Harbour. Phase one of the project closes at the end of August and its goal is to understand how Toronto can solve its plastic pollution problems by finding out more about local waste sources. Earlier […]

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Whether you’re trying to find the name of a catchy tune that’s picking at your brain, looking for the latest information on the topics you need to understand, or just looking for a new recipe for dinner, being a good web searcher in today’s workplace is a must. Here are some quick and easy tips […]

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Feature Image: Team Canada’s softball team at Tokyo. Source: Sue Ogrocki/AP With hard work, determination, and help from SAS, Team Canada’s Olympic women’s softball team made it to the podium at the Tokyo Games. Canada’s women’s softball team partnered with SAS to use data and analytics to analyze players’ tactics, a collaboration that resulted in […]

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Microsoft has been actively tracking a widespread credential phishing campaign using open redirector links, which allow attackers to use a URL in a trusted domain and embed the eventual final malicious URL as a parameter.

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A bug unravels 3D printer security, cryptocurrency sites can’t stop getting hacked, and hear our special guest spill a cup of tea while inhabiting his wife’s knicker drawer.

All this and much more can be found in the latest edition of the award-winn…

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When employees were asked to work from home at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, some people struggled to adapt. Isolated from colleagues and lacking the structure of office life, it felt like it would be a long, tiring wait until working life returned to normal. But in the year and a half since, we have come to accept that remote working is here to stay – although perhaps not quite as prescriptively as before. A report published by Microsoft Surface and YouGov found that 87% of organisations have adopted hybrid working, in which employees divide their work time between

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