Toronto lab finds security vulnerabilities, censorship framework in Olympic app

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TORONTO – Researchers at a Toronto-based tech laboratory have uncovered security vulnerabilities and censorship frameworks in an app all 2022 Beijing Olympics attendees must use. The Citizen Lab, a research institute at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy that studies spyware, found a “simple but devastating” flaw in the… Read more »

Tech trends in 2021: Fast planes and homeworking

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Next year could be uncomfortable for the bosses of the world’s biggest technology firms. Efforts are accelerating to curb the power of Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google owner Alphabet. Authorities, particularly in the US and Europe, are already getting tougher over competition issues and that is likely to be a key battleground in 2021. However,… Read more »

Fake COVID notification apps and websites aim to steal money and personal data

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Thousands of fake Canadian government websites, emails and apps that take advantage of the pandemic to try to mine personal data or steal money have been taken down in the last few months, according to the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security. The centre leads the federal government’s response to cyber-security events, defends Ottawa’s cyber assets and provides advice to… Read more »

Inside the November FBI Ransomware Alert – See Real Images of Ryuk Ransomware in Action!

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Learn how to recognize the precursors of the latest ransomware threat and protect your organization. The FBI recently released a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory warning of imminent ransomware attacks on healthcare and the public health sector. In this fast-paced, technical talk, we will show you real examples of the Ryuk ransomware, including indicators to watch for… Read more »

Smart doorbells ‘easy target for hackers’ study finds

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Major security flaws in popular smart doorbells are putting consumers at risk of being targeted by hackers inside their homes, according to Which. The consumer group says devices being sold on marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay, could easily be hacked or switched off by criminals. It is asking the government for new legislation to… Read more »

State-sponsored actors ‘very likely’ looking to attack electricity supply, says intelligence agency

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State-sponsored actors are “very likely” trying to shore up their cyber capabilities to attack Canada’s critical infrastructure — such as the electricity supply — to intimidate or to prepare for future online assaults, a new intelligence assessment warns. “As physical infrastructure and processes continue to be connected to the internet, cyber threat activity has followed, leading to increasing risk to… Read more »

Beat the Cheats

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U.S. CREDIT CARD fraud topped $8 billion in 2015 and should surpass $12 billion next year. You can reduce your exposure to such incidents with a few simple steps. Why bother? Won’t the bank pick up the tab when unauthorized purchases show up on your account? Generally, yes, thanks to the Fair Credit Billing Act and the Electronic… Read more »

iPhone ATM PIN code hack

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Mark Rober shows how infra-red technology can be used to grab ATM and Debit Card PINs. Source: YouTube Date: October 22nd, 2020 Link: Discussion What sort of business might you be able to set up using this infra-red technology? How would you advise your employees at your company to avoid infra-red attacks?