Security

7
Apr

Easy Tips to Keep Your Company’s Passwords Secure

Passwords, like anything else, can be stolen. It’s as easy as you make it for thieves. How secure do you feel? In order to protect your network from being accessed by unauthorized users, you will have to take steps to protect your passwords yourself. Fortunately, this is not a difficult thing to do once you’re aware of the process. Let’s

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6
Apr

Why Your Business Needs Mobile Security Now!

PC protection has been the standard for some time now – our computers store corporate data, important files, and sensitive information, so we protect them. Why aren’t many businesses covering themselves from all angles? Mobile devices today have equal access to company information, and they’re at even greater risk of breaches due to use of…

6
Apr

Considering Purchasing the Apple Watch? 8 Security Issues to Think About

The recently released Apple Watch has sparked a lot of debate as to whether or not it’s really a smart or necessary purchase. Despite its sleek look and some interesting features, the capabilities don’t seem to really warrant a buy. Even more, there are a few security issues that you should definitely take note of…

27
Nov

Beware Fake Remote Desktop Support Scams

You’re used to scams from people pretending to be rich relatives. But you may not have seen one from people pretending to be remote desktop support. Toronto, Markham and the rest of the GTA should beware. Wired.co.uk recently reported “scammers have made an estimated tens of millions of dollars by tricking computer users into thinking their PCs are infected.” “The

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25
Jun

Can Calgary’s Flood Happen In The GTA?

Can what happened in Calgary hit the Greater Toronto Area? Disasters happen all around us.  This week marked the one year anniversary of the roof collapse in Elliott Lake.  Calgary’s downtown is shut down for days and the city estimates 10 years until it is “back to normal” and many more examples of natural and technical disasters ruining the livelihood

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23
Jan

Lack of proper IT security expels Montreal student

A Montreal computer science student was expelled recently for finding IT security holes in the school’s student portal, exposing the confidential records of over 250,000 students attending Dawson College. Hamed Al-Khabaz was working on creating a mobile application for students to have easier access to their school accounts. As he worked on his mobile application…

28
Feb

IT Security Threats

As hackers become more sophisticated, businesses and individuals become more vulnerable to attack. Everyone must remain vigilant. Installing security software and firewalls are a start, but they certainly aren’t enough. For one thing, security software only works when it’s used. People who install the software without ever taking the time to schedule regular computer scans…

27
Feb

Are You in Danger of Losing Your Internet Access?

We are all too familiar with the kind of damage that hackers can do to people’s computers or companies’ databases once they’ve had the chance to upload viruses or malware. Identities can be stolen, bank accounts can be cleaned out and lives can be ruined. Businesses, too, can suffer severe damage if a hacker penetrates…

22
Feb

Small Businesses Largely Targeted by Cyber Criminals

Just because you run a small business don’t think you’re safe from hackers. On the contrary, your company is more likely to come under attack because it is small. Most small businesses’ systems are easily infiltrated, so more and more, cyber criminals are opting to attack them instead of large enterprises. Why are small businesses…

16
Feb

They Shred Paper, Don’t They?

Banks and other businesses, like government agencies, have paper documents with social security numbers and other highly sensitive information on them. So, when it comes time to dispose of those documents, they shred them first. Some outsource the shredding to paper shredding companies. Others have their documents incinerated. But what do you do when the…

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