Canada moves up list of online security threats
Canada might appear to be a relatively neutral country on the world stage, but Internet security experts say things got worse this year when it comes to digital security.
Android the target of almost all mobile malware: report
Malware on mobile phones seems to be a problem that's not going away, according to new research from Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab.
If viruses and spyware were rampant on Android-based phones in 2012, 2013 could be a lot worse.
According to their new data, there is as much new mobile malware in the first few months of 2013 as there was during all of 2012.
And there's one mobile operating system all this malware seems to be targeting: Android.
Living Social hacked
Anyone who has used LivingSocial for cheap daily deals should take some precautionary steps after the social savings site was hacked.
Beware: Viruses lurk behind Boston bombing photos, videos
Security experts are warning that several links making the rounds online and through email claim to show images of the Boston bombings, but the links will lead to malware and could steal your passwords.
First and foremost, the tragic attack has devastated people’s lives. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.
The carnage has been well documented due to the prevalence of smartphones and social media.
Unfortunately, cyber criminals were quick to capitalize on the virtual appetite for more images and videos.
Emails are circulating with links that claim to offer the recipient more information about the attacks, but it’ll actually lead to potentially installing a virus on your computer.
Kaspersky Mobile Security app now free
When it comes to security, Google's mobile operating system is as solid as Swiss cheese.
Security software is also a good bet to help you and the police find and recover your phone, should it get lost or stolen.
Kaspersky Lab has long had a solid security solution for Android phones and devices, but it was a paid app.
Caught texting and driving – lose your phone?
A new survey suggests a majority of people in Canada’s most western province support tougher penalties for those caught using a cell phone while driving. That includes penalties as tough as losing your phone.
How deep is China into our networks?
Facebook has been hacked in what it described as a sophisticated attack – and it isn't the only company that has been targeted in the last few weeks. Is it part of a broader campaign organised by the same people?
Malicious Android app can copy photos, listen to conversations
The app, going by the names of DroidCleaner and SuperClean in the Google Play store, have raised red flags over at Kaspersky Lab.
In the app store, the app even has a fairly high rating of 4.5/5, along with several five-star ratings. For those users out there running older or slower (cheap) Android phones, this malicious app could seem like an easy way to speed things up.
Student expelled after hacking into school system lands IT security job
A Montreal Dawson College student who was booted from class after he found a bug in the school's web portal has received a job offer from the very company that made the vulnerable software.
The school accused Hamad Al-Khabaz of launching a cyber attack after he found a vulnerability that could expose the personal information of students, such as their grades, student IDs and social insurance numbers.
Being a good student, the 20-year-old told the school about the glitch. Then, he found other problems and was eventually expelled back on Nov. 14.
Now, reports say the expelled student has been offered a job doing what he did best while in school – exposing security holes in software.
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