An estimated 75% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the border to our friends to the south, United States of America. This is why we often travel there for various reasons from business ventures to vacations or shopping and dining. Our Australian and South African clients are also frequent international travellers.Details
There has been no shortage of coverage on the discovery of Carrier IQ’s software being present in 140 million+ handsets. Engadget has a great article that’s been kept up-to-date with developments, but we thought it was worthwhile to summarize our thoughts and comments driven by what our clients want and need to know.Details
In light of reduced SPAM as of late, I was somewhat surprised to see phishing and theft attempts as sophisticated as this come through to my inboxes today – at least one in each of my different email addresses, but all came from email accounts of friends on Facebook. I searched the major anti-virus and malware vendors as well as google and twitter and nothing turned up, so maybe I’m just one of the first to be hit.Details
As all nerds (and non-nerds) should be, I try to be security-conscious everywhere. One of the ways I stay aware on my MacBook Air is to use a little tool called Little Snitch, which I strongly recommend. Steve Jobs’ last keynote included a tour of Apple’s new Data Centre and we assumed Apple, in its…Details
[this post is from Dennis Houseknecht, a Nerd in Virginia, USA] QR codes are popping up everywhere – and they are very convenient. Not surprisingly, they are also an opportunity to send users to malicious websites. This is a significant risk, especially for Android users. Whether you love and Android or “not-so-much”, there is not…Details
Businesses large and small have to manage risk. They invest in measures to prevent risk, including fire sprinklers, alarm systems, security cameras, employee training, and insurance.
What is the single biggest risk businesses face? Fire – no. Break-ins, shoplifting, or other traditional crimes – no. Floods or other natural disasters – no.
For the past two years, the biggest risk faced by businesses is……..
Think worms are the malware of yesteryear? Not so. A new worm has been spreading rapidly. This worm spreads via RDP (remote desktop connection).
This worm does not seem to be exploiting any new vulnerabilities in the RDP protocol. Rather, it gets its foothold in the internal network through other means, such as Adobe flash or Reader vulnerabilities or general phishing attacks.
Are you concerned about identity theft? They should be. Most of us are.
Half of all identity theft occurs in the workplace. Think about it. Your employer has your name, address, phone number, Social Security / Social Insurance / National Identification number, and more personal information on file. Few SMEs have tight security internally.