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Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week In Review edition for Friday April 16th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   In a few minutes I’ll talk with this week’s guest commentator, Dinah Davis, vice president of research and development of managed security services provider Arctic Wolf. But first a […]

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This podcast reports on warnings on the most common vulnerable devices Russian attackers go after, how a games company was hit by ransomware, and be careful with internet searches for certain business terms

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Today’s podcast reports on more serious vulnerabilities found in on-prem Microsoft Exchange, a survey questions the effectiveness of cybersecurity training, and experts doubt a bomber’s goal to cripple the internet would have worked

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Today’s podcast reports on credit card phone scams, a con that takes advantage of corporate ‘contact us’ web pages and the latest job posting tricks

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This morning’s podcast reports on ransomware being used to exploit a hole in Fortinet VPNs, the theft of credentials to streaming services from browsers and data on students stored improperly in the cloud

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Today’s podcast reports on the sale of over 800,000 gift cards on a criminal web site, a scam involving a fake We Transfer web site and another phony LinkedIn scam to beware of 

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Today’s podcast reports on the free dissemination of personal information on Twitter users, and the start of National Supply Chain Integrity Month

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Today’s podcast reports on network equipment maker Ubiquiti acknowledgment of an extortion attempt, a new phone scam for installing malware and another COVID con to get your credit card

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Today’s podcast offers backup advice for IT departments and individuals, warns against using sports team names for passwords and reports on latest trends in malware

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Today’s podcast offers backup advice for IT departments and individuals, warns against using sports team names for passwords and reports on latest trends in malware
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Today’s podcast looks at a new tactic of hackers: Threatening customers of victims. Also, a ransomware attack could cost company over $20 million, and update your Apple devices

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Today’s podcast looks at a new tactic of hackers: Threatening customers of victims. Also, a ransomware attack could cost company over $20 million, and update your Apple devices
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Welcome to Cyber Security Today. This is the Week In Review edition for the week ending Friday, March 26th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing reporter on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   With me today to discuss some of what happened in the past seven days is Terry Cutler of Cyology Labs. But first a quick look at […]

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This podcast looks at several new ransomware reports, the need to update two WordPress plugins, and money to study cybersecurity in the Canadian agriculture sector

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This podcast looks at several new ransomware reports, the need to update two WordPress plugins, and money to study cybersecurity in the Canadian agriculture sector
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Today’s podcast reports on the latest income tax scam in the US, more COVID vaccine and vaccination document scams and why Microsoft SMB has to be locked down
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Today’s podcast reports on a ransomware attack on computer manufacturer Acer, a 31-year prison term for a child pornographer and more 
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Today’s podcast reports on the latest figures on ransomware, why developers shouldn’t take shortcuts with software code and why firms must limit administration access rights
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Today’s podcast reports on the latest figures on ransomware, why developers shouldn’t take shortcuts with software code and why firms must limit administration access rights
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Today’s podcast looks at recent trends in ransomware, evasive techniques of hackers and network devices exploited for a botnet
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Today’s podcast looks at recent trends in ransomware, evasive techniques of hackers and network devices exploited for a botnet
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Canadian charged as encrypted network allegedly used by criminals disrupted, equipment from Huawei and others called risky to US networks, and updates for Chrome browser, Netgear and Linux
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Canadian charged as encrypted network allegedly used by criminals disrupted, equipment from Huawei and others called risky to US networks, and updates for Chrome browser, Netgear and Linux
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Today’s podcast reports on the latest on Exchange Server vulnerabilities, criminal groups blocked from using secure messaging service, a warning about sex toys and more
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Today’s podcast reports on the latest on Exchange Server vulnerabilities, criminal groups blocked from using secure messaging service, a warning about sex toys and more
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Today’s podcast looks at the latest phishing emails that try to take advantage of COVID worries, the discovery of nine Android apps with malware and the latest security updates
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Today’s podcast reports on patching needed for D-Link, Citrix and Cisco devices, data breaches at a Nova Scotia pension plan and a U.S. military insurer and a spoiled F1 announcement 
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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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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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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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