- The Heartbleed bug dilemma: Disclosing a web problem also means … CBC - Fri, 11 Apr, 2014
The Heartbleed software bug is not only one of the most serious online security breaches in recent memory, it has demonstrated how difficult it is for websites to tell their customers whether they’re at risk or not.
- Passwords, other sensitive data exposed to potential theft by … The Canadian Press - Wed, 9 Apr, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO - A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent theft of their email accounts, credit card numbers and other sensitive information. …
- Exclusive: NSA infiltrated RSA security more deeply than thought … Reuters - Mon, 31 Mar, 2014
By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Security industry pioneer RSA adopted not just one but two encryption tools developed by the U.S. National Security Agency, greatly increasing the spy agency's ability to eavesdrop on some Internet communications, according to a team of academic researchers. Reuters reported in …
- Gmail, Google Doc users threatened by hard-to-spot phishing … The Right Click - Wed, 19 Mar, 2014
- NATO websites hit in cyber attack linked to Crimea tension Reuters - Sun, 16 Mar, 2014
By Adrian Croft and Peter Apps BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Hackers brought down several public NATO websites, the alliance said on Sunday, in what appeared to be the latest escalation in cyberspace over growing tensions over Crimea. The Western military alliance's spokeswoman, Oana Lungescu, said on social networking …
- Japan's Mizuho in U.S., Canada suits over Mt. Gox bitcoin … Reuters - Sun, 16 Mar, 2014
Mizuho Bank, one of Japan's largest lenders, has became ensnared in North American legal fallout from Mt. Gox, once the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, which collapsed last month after losing nearly half a billion dollars worth of customers' digital currency. Lawsuits in the United States and Canada represent a new legal …
- Target executive's departure in wake of data breach puts … The Canadian Press - Thu, 6 Mar, 2014
- Online sleuthing by Mt. Gox dispossessed throws up few clues Reuters - Wed, 5 Mar, 2014
By Jeremy Wagstaff SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Some of those who have lost bitcoins in the collapse of Mt. Gox have turned to internet sleuthing to find out where their money has gone - but they're unlikely to have much luck. Forum websites like Reddit and internet relay chatrooms have attracted hordes of users as the Mt. Gox …
- Malware threats making anti-virus software 'totally usel … CBC - Wed, 5 Mar, 2014
Some computer consultants say the global malware threat has gotten so bad that conventional security measures, such as anti-virus software, are no longer adequate to fight them.
- Vancouver police release 'Top Ten Scams for 2014' CBC - Fri, 28 Feb, 2014
- Anti-NSA Blackphone 'commendable,' but will consumers … CBC - Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
U.S.-based encryption firm Silent Circle is hoping that heightened paranoia about government snooping will compel consumers to buy the Blackphone, a pro-privacy smartphone the company is launching Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
- Blackphone professes to be a more secure, possibly NSA-proof, … The Right Click - Wed, 15 Jan, 2014
Fears over NSA spying have prompted people around the world to think about security differently, whether it be petitioning for companies to better secure their data or changing the information they share online. In particular, security around smartphones has been … Continue reading →
- Yahoo says some ads on its European sites spread malware Reuters - Sun, 5 Jan, 2014
(Reuters) - Some advertisements on Yahoo Inc's European websites last week spread malicious software, Yahoo said on Sunday, potentially infecting thousands of users. In statement on Sunday, a Yahoo spokesman, said: "On Friday, January 3 on our European sites, we served some advertisements that did not meet our editorial …
- Snapchat hack shows vulnerable side of smartphone apps CBC - Fri, 3 Jan, 2014
The public shaming of Snapchat by an anonymous hacking group – in the form of a leak of millions of its users’ details – illustrates the troubling vulnerabilities not only of the smartphone app but also of its users, security experts say.
- FireEye buys cyber forensics firm Mandiant for about $1 bill … Reuters - Thu, 2 Jan, 2014
By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) - Cybersecurity company FireEye Inc has acquired Mandiant Corp, the computer forensics specialist best known for unveiling a secretive Chinese military unit believed to be behind a series of hacking attacks on U.S. companies. FirEye shares jumped more than 20 percent after Thursday's announcement …
- Apple iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor hacked CBC - Tue, 24 Sep, 2013
A German hacker will collect a bounty worth more than $7,000 and a few bitcoins after creating a fake finger from a photo of a fingerprint that was able to foil the Touch ID fingerprint sensor on Apple’s new iPhone 5s and unlock the device.
- U of C prof to talk at hacker haven Def Con CBC - Fri, 2 Aug, 2013
- Sask. government computers attacked 'millions' of times last … CBC - Tue, 9 Jul, 2013
- U.S., Australia reports allege new spying by China hackers CBC - Tue, 28 May, 2013
Chinese hackers have gained access to designs of more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, a U.S. report said on Monday, as Australian media said Chinese hackers had stolen the blueprints for Australia's new spy headquarters.