Author: Howard Solomon

Ransomware gang patterns revealed, software code bug exploited, beware of malware hidden in images and mysterious hacks of criminal forums
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Today’s podcast reports on a stolen VPN password leads to a loan company hack, a subcontractor employee held responsible for a data breach and why web site code needs to be better protected
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Today’s podcast describes ways to avoid being victimized by fraud, and more
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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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