Author: Howard Solomon

Today’s podcast looks at questions raised by announcements from the Darkside, REvil and Babuk ransomware gangs, and a possible explanation of why a U.S. pipeline had to shut last week after a ransomware attack

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This podcast reports on why Canada is urged to fight misinformation on private messaging apps, how Zix is used in a scam and more

The post Cyber Security Today, May 12, 2021 – Hate on messaging apps, Zix used in scams and QR code warning first appeared on IT World Canada.

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The attack on US fuel carrier Colonial Pipeline should be a ‘”major canary in the coal mine to Canadians,” says Queen’s University professor. Read why

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Today’s podcast Deadline looms for Women In Cyber Day petition, data theft from insurance quote websites and advice from Canada’s top cyber agency

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This podcast reports on a series of hacks at restaurant online ordering platforms, Google forces users to add two-factor login authentication and a fake online product review scam revealed

The post Cyber Security Today, May 7, 2021 – Security of restaurant online ordering platforms questioned, Google gets tough with 2FA and product review scam revealed first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on creating safer passwords, why your car’s infotainment system may be a privacy risk, the discovery of a new hacking group, and security updates from Exim, Dell and Apple

The post Cyber Security Today, May 5, 2021 – World Password Day advice, your car’s infotainment system may be a privacy risk, plus vendor security updates first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on a ransomware gang’s change of tactics, customer information of a Canadian insurance broker leaked by a ransomware gang and employees bypass company privacy rules putting health information of thousands at risk

The post Cyber Security Today, May 3, 2021 – Ransomware gang reportedly drops encryption; Saskatchewan insurance broker hit by ransomware; Employees put COVID data at risk first appeared on IT World Canada.

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One of the country’s foremost ski resorts is struggling to dig itself out from a ransomware attack. The Resort Municipality of Whistler (RMOW), just over an hour’s drive north of Vancouver, suffered what it calls a cybersecurity event on Thursday. As a result, non-essential town services have been suspended because email, phone, network services and […]

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The City of Toronto says it suffered a “potential cyber breach” from a hack of data in its Accellion FTA file transfer server in January that may have involved the health information of individuals.

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With files from Alex Coop   As the province overhauls its data infrastructure, Ontario is putting the call out to public organizations and businesses to help it create a new provincial data authority. Ontario is putting extra focus on ensuring that information collected is “private, secure, anonymous and cannot identify people individually,” according to Finance […]

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This episode warns a new Linux backdoor has been discovered, reports how video game execs might not have good password security and urges QNAP users, again, to patch their devices

The post Cyber Security Today, April 30, 2021 – A Linux alert, negligent executives and another warning to QNAP users first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Settlement will cost BMO up to $21 million and CIBC $1.7 million in class action lawsuit In addition they paid millions to cover money stolen from accounts and other compensation

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Today’s podcast describes how you can see if your email address has been stolen, warns users of the Reverb marketplace to change their passwords, and details the latest scams

The post Cyber Security Today, April 28, 2021 – Millions of stolen Emotet email addresses can now be searched, user data of Reverb exposed, and more phishing and text scams first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on the end of the Emotet botnet and the rise of a replacement

The post Cyber Security Today, April 26, 2021 – Emotet wiped from servers, Passwordstate password manager compromised and be careful with Apple AirDrop file sharing first appeared on IT World Canada.

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More companies may have been victimized by the SolarWinds Orion compromise than first thought, coming UK law will tighten consumer internet device security, how hackers abuse Telegram and a warning to QNAP storage users

The post Cyber Security Today, April 23 2021 – More SolarWinds news, UK law will tighten consumer internet device security and a warning to QNAP storage users first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This morning’s podcast reports on two studies of cyber threat trends, and a warning about targeted attacks on the defence sector
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U.S. supermarket chain says pharmacy records hacked, a slip-up at a Winnipeg school board and the impact of ransomware, plus more in our latest podcast
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Man allegedly organized teams of people in Canada and the US to launder millions of dollars obtained through ATM cash-out operations as well as a North Korean heist from a bank in Malta

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This podcast looks at a  proposed law by a Canadian Senator to prevent teens from accessing online porn, an FBI warning to home buyers and a look inside a cryptojacking scheme
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Today’s podcast reports on the security of the file-sharing Android app ShareIt questioned, a new payment card skimmer found in the US and the hack of a French IT monitoring application discovered
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Today’s podcast reports on more allegations of hacked Supermicro motherboards, ransomware group members allegedly arrested Ukraine and warning to tax professionals
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Beware of romance scams, a SIM-swapping gang broken, US can search devices without a warrant at its borders, how big tech companies were fooled and more
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Today’s podcast reports on a global phishing service shut by police in Ukraine, fake proof of virus vaccination cards offered for sale, a video game developer hit by ransomware and the latest Microsoft security updates
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Governments will have to use more than updated privacy laws if they want to stop technology companies from leveraging disinformation and lies for profit, says British Columbia’s information and privacy commissioner.

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Today’s podcast reports on data breaches at SitePoint and Emsisoft, how Morse code is used for hiding a phishing attack and why you should watch for bad browser extensions
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