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Today’s episode outlines a European cyber agency’s detailed look at software and hardware supply chain attacks, and two examples of the most recent problems

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This episode reports on the latest ransomware statistics and two pieces of updated malware,

The post Cyber Security Today, August 2, 2021 – A record year for ransomware attacks predicted, and warnings from Microsoft and Cisco Systems first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This episode reports on a Canadian consultation on proposed regulation of social media, the emergence of a new ransomware group, abuse of WeTransfer and Mailgun, new Android malware and more

The post Cyber Security Today, July 30, 2021 – Canada consultation on social media regulation, a new ransomware group, abuse of WeTransfer and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s episode covers the latest news on ransomware resource, vulnerabilities in another Kaseya product and three open-source suites results of a cyber insurance company survey

The post Cyber Security Today, July 28, 2021 – Remember this ransomware resource, a new ransomware strain updated and vulnerabilities in another Kaseya product first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s episode reports on phony Windows 11 downloads, how an insurance giant was hacked, Mac malware, a ransomware gang attacked and more

The post Cyber Security Today, July 26, 2021 – Beware of fake Windows 11 downloads, how an insurance giant was hacked, a ransomware gang attacked and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This episode reports on the availability of a new Canadian data centre for users of Sophos products, a survey shows people still fall for tech support scams, Amazon cuts off a controversial spyware company and new figures on ransomware attacks

The post Cyber Security Today, July 23, 2021 – Sophos opens a Canadian data centre, people still fall for tech support scams and Amazon cuts off a controversial spyware company first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s episode reports on a possible data theft from a Canadian medical treatment chain, another printer vulnerability discovered, more corporate ransomware victims and another piece of malware aimed at those who want cracked software

The post Cyber Security Today, July 21, 2021 – Another printer vulnerability found, and more corporate ransomware victims first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on a new ransomware advice site, another Windows print spooler problem, more companies caught with unsecured cloud data storage and more applications to patch

The post Cyber Security Today, July 19, 2021 – A new ransomware advice site, another Windows print spooler problem and more companies caught with unsecured cloud data storage first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This report looks at a new bounty for cybercrooks offered by the US, Facebook cuts links to an Iranian spy group and a warning about a LinkedIn scam

The post Cyber Security Today, July 16, 2021 – US offers bounty for cybercrooks, Facebook cuts links to spy group and beware of this LinkedIn scam first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Interpol says ransomware may become a pandemic, expert advice on fighting ransomware and security updates for ForgeRock and Etherpad. Welcome to Cyber Security Today. It’s Wednesday July 14th. I’m Howard Solomon, contributing writer on cybersecurity for ITWorldCanada.com.   Ransomware attacks continue to spread. They’ve gotten so common that the Secretary General of Interpol, the international […]

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Today’s podcast reports on a non-profit’s data theft, an insurance giant is notifying victims of a ransomware attack and some subscribers to U.S. wireless carrier Mint Mobile had their phones ported to another carrier

The post Cyber Security Today, July 12, 2021 – An Alberta non-profit admits data theft, an insurance giant notifying victims of ransomware attack and a U.S. wireless carrier is fooled first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This morning’s podcast reports on Black Widow movie scams, another Accellion FTA hack, Windows and Sage security updates more privacy protection for Firefox users in Canada

The post Cyber Security Today, July 9, 2021 – Don’t be caught by Black Widow movie scams, another Accellion FTA hack and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast offers advice on protection from ransomware attacks, outlines privacy worries over the new data collection policies of the Audacity audio editor and describes more bad Android apps

The post Cyber Security Today, July 7, 2021 – More fall-out from the Kaseya ransomware attack, privacy worries over the Audacity audio editor and more bad Android apps first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on a test of ransomware preparedness organizations can take, a Windows Print Spooler warning, how to fight brute force attacks, and travel scams to avoid

The post Cyber Security Today, July 5, 2021 – A ransomware test for companies, a Windows Print Spooler warning, fight brute force attacks and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on three more Canadian firms hit with ransomware, the Nobelium continues to go after organizations,,  open databases at Dreamhost and Mercedes-Benz discovered and warnings to Zyxel and legacy Western Digital NAS devices

The post Cyber Security Today, June 28, 2021 – More Canadian firms hit with ransomware, Nobelium group attempting to infiltrate Canadian and U.S. firms, DreamHost data fumble and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This episode features a discussion about the need for a senior information security professional to sit at the table with the C-suite, and the government of New Brunswick’s new cybersecurity training program for high school students

The post Cyber Security Today, June 25, 2021 – Weaknesses spotted in Atlassian web security, Russia talking cybersecurity and the EU proposes joint cybersecurity platform first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on a small Canadian firm hit by ransomware, a criminal marketplace offering stolen data to competitors of victim firms and another company’s data left open by misconfigured databases 

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This episode reports on an email scammer pretending to be the Darkside group, how Google hopes to help boost security for app developers and the latest vishing scams

The post Cyber Security Today, June 21, 2021 – Fake Darkside group threatens companies, Darkside affiliate group hits security camera maker, help from Google for software developers and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on a survey of Canadians’ security attitudes, a vile ransomware threat, a fake Windows Defender notification, a slip by a cybersecurity firm and more

The post Cyber Security Today, June 16, 2021 – Canadians putting convenience over security, a vile ransomware threat, a fake Windows Defender notification and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast looks at evidence the Avaddon ransomware group is giving up, how a baby clothes retailer’s shortcut created exposed customers’ data and a warning to Samsung device owners

The post Cyber Security Today, June 14, 2021 – Avaddon ransomware group apparently gives up, a retailer’s shortcut backfires and a warning to Samsung device owners first appeared on IT World Canada.

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This episode reports on arrests made after the Slilpp criminal marketplace seized, and a report on how fast crooks work with stolen credentials

The post Cyber Security Today, June 11, 2021 – Police disrupt stolen credentials marketplace, how fast crooks work with stolen credentials and more first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s episode sees evidence of ransomware groups getting twitchy, and lists some of the latest security updates released by software companies

The post Cyber Security Today, June 9, 2021 – Ransomware groups getting twitchy, and install these security updates first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Today’s podcast reports on the cause of the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, a new phishing scam pushes fake updates and more ransomware groups emerge

The post Cyber Security Today, June 7, 2021 – Compromised password blamed for pipeline hack, a new phishing scam pushes fake updates and more ransomware groups emerge first appeared on IT World Canada.

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Welcome to Cybersecurity Today, this is the week in review edition for the 7 days ending June 4. I’m Alex Coop, editorial director for ITWorldCanada.com, and I’m filling in today for your regular host Howard Solomon. In a few minutes, Terry Cutler, CEO of Montreal’s Cyology Labs will join me to peel through some of […]

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This episode reports on evidence that awareness training works, CIRA looking for new board nominees and another warning to administrators patch all applications

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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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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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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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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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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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