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Taken for a ride, but not given a ride, by Uber’s ‘ghost drivers’ in China

Taken for a ride, but not given a ride, by Uber’s ‘ghost drivers’ in China

Posted on 29 September 2016 at 11:04
By - Karuna Warrier   As if a horror movie in the middle of the night was not enough to scare people and have nightmares, spooky and hair-raising faces – not part of the horror movie just watched at all – join in and follow us in the dark corridors of our home!   That is the frightening feeling that oozes out of some of the driver profiles of the ride-hailing service Uber...
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Insider Threats: If it happened to the NSA, it can happen to you

Insider Threats: If it happened to the NSA, it can happen to you

Posted on 22 September 2016 at 19:15
by Philip Mak   Everybody’s heard the old saying, “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” It’s implied in the statement that you can tell the difference between the two. When it comes to your company’s cybersecurity however, the line can become blurred — and your “enemies” may be much closer than you realize.   Look no further than your local cinema...
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Something smells phishy: Lessons learned from Hilton’s email gaff

Something smells phishy: Lessons learned from Hilton’s email gaff

Posted on 13 September 2016 at 10:52
By Philip Mak   Whoever was running HHonors’ email campaign last month had clearly checked out — at least mentally. The Hilton hotels’ loyalty program sent a message asking members to confirm their contact details by logging into their accounts and updating the information. While the intentions were honest, the premise smelled… “phishy".   The set-up of a phishing...
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Canada Launches Panoramic Public Consultation on Cyberattacks & Security

Canada Launches Panoramic Public Consultation on Cyberattacks & Security

Posted on 08 September 2016 at 17:51
By Karuna Warrier Cyber critters had better watch out this fall. As the weather turns to a lovely cool, fly and mosquito free harvest season, the federal government’s Canadian Cyber Incident Response Centre (CCIRC) has expanded its threat intelligence services to Canadian individuals and businesses. Nice way to kick into September, back to school (and work for many) and remind us all that...
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Email Security: Your Lawyer Wants You to Know it’s Still Relevant

Email Security: Your Lawyer Wants You to Know it’s Still Relevant

Posted on 06 September 2016 at 15:29
By Bridget Walsh Try as we might to avoid it, let’s face it—we’re all going to need a lawyer at some point. When the time comes, there are a few basic principles that need to be respected. Attorney/client confidentiality is definitely one of them. In this day and age, it’s not atypical for businesses and individuals to opt for digital correspondence rather than set up yet another...
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WikiLeaks Flip Flops on Neutrality in Turkish Email Dump: Endangers Turkish Female Voters

WikiLeaks Flip Flops on Neutrality in Turkish Email Dump: Endangers Turkish Female Voters

Posted on 01 September 2016 at 16:20
By Karuna Warrier And the WikiLeaks saga continues, this time involving the recent failed military coup attempt in Turkey. Reported at the end of July, a collection of around 300,000 emails and links have been leaked online by WikiLeaks. Needless to say, as professionals in the security business, we've had had time turning away from this rolling train wreck around email security. From the DNC...
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Who are “The Shadow Brokers”?

Who are “The Shadow Brokers”?

Posted on 30 August 2016 at 17:00
By Karuna Warrier   “The Shadow Brokers” – sounds more like the name of a sci-fi movie! The name, is actually loaned from a character in the video game called Mass Effect. Not too far away from a real sci-fi movie plot, “The Shadow Brokers” is the title of an online published data bank of the NSA’s elite hacking team that was leaked. And of course, like any good sci-fi or...
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In Twitter We Trust: How Scammers Prey on Customer Service Accounts

In Twitter We Trust: How Scammers Prey on Customer Service Accounts

Posted on 23 August 2016 at 17:02
By Bridget Walsh Last week, cyber criminals created a fraudulent customer service account for National Westminster Bank, linking unsuspecting Twitter users to a phishing site. Oddly enough, this wasn't the first time National Westminster Bank has been targeted for cyber assault. Patrons have been plagued by myriad of technical security related issues for over a year. From "missing" payments...
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Don’t get “trumped” by hackers like the Democratic Party did

Don’t get “trumped” by hackers like the Democratic Party did

Posted on 18 August 2016 at 09:22
By Philip Mak   It’s been a rough couple of months for the Democratic Party. Despite the star power and critical acclaim of the Democratic National Convention, as well as Hillary Clinton taking a comfortable lead over Donald Trump in recent polls, America’s progressive ballot option has found itself embroiled in the aftermath of a series of cybersecurity attacks.  ...
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ProjectSauron is both supremely evil and suggests LoTR confusion

ProjectSauron is both supremely evil and suggests LoTR confusion

Posted on 17 August 2016 at 09:49
By Sara Akkaya   Security researchers have finally cracked a malware dubbed “ProjectSauron” and have labeled the group behind the attack “Strider”. This probably had a lot of you Lord of the Rings fans confused, as both names are references to polar opposite characters. Aragorn, also known as Strider, is one of the good guys in LoTR, while Sauron is the true definition of all...
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