Tag: United States

12
Jul

Facebook Opens App Centre to Canadian Users

In June 2012, Facebook introduced its App Centre in the United States. Since then, the company has been rolling out the App Centre to other countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom and – as of July 9, 2012 — Canada. According to a post on the company’s Developer Blog, Facebook decided to expand…

11
Jul

Woo-Hoo! Tim Hortons to Offer Free Wi-Fi

Co-working makes telecommuters feel less isolated, and working in coffee houses and restaurants provides them with comfortable places to work and be around humanity without having to stray too far from home. So, it’s probably safe to assume that news of Tim Hortons’ decision to start offering free Wi-Fi in approximately 90% of its restaurants…

6
Jul

Temporary Servers Cut Off Any Day Now; Are You Prepared?

Maybe replacing infected servers with clean, though temporary, ones was a mistake on the FBI’s part. Many, including executives at large enterprises, have taken their sweet old time about having the DNSChanger malware removed from their computers. According to an article on the Internet Identity website, as of Jun. 28, 2012, approximately 12% of Fortune…

2
Jul

What is Canada Day?

Canadian citizens can expect to have an exciting, fun-filled and –for some — long weekend to celebrate Canada Day. Similar to Independence Day in the United States, Canada Day is a federal statutory holiday that commemorates the 1867 unification of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province Canada, which divided into Ontario and Quebec, into…

2
Jul

Storm Clouds Down Amazon Cloud

Although the cloud is a safe, secure place to do business, it isn’t invincible as residents of the East Coast of the U.S. discovered the hard way.  Severe thunder storms that struck the eastern United States on Jun. 29, 2012, caused numerous power outages, one of which downed Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud data center, located…

27
Jun

Warning – The Front-Desk Scam

Summer is one of the busiest times of the year for travel. People want to take advantage of the nice weather to visit places they’ve always wanted to go and see the things that they’ve always wanted to see. Peak travel times are also peak operation times for scammers. According the Better Business Bureau (U.S….

26
Jun

Dynamix Partners with Cyber Power Systems

With so many natural disasters striking on Jun. 23, 2012, business continuity is at the forefront of the minds of many business owners not only in Canada but also the United States and Australia. Fire and floods damaged many homes and roads in Labrador and British Columbia, respectively. Business owners can count themselves lucky if they and their businesses remain

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26
Jun

Caution: Facebook Scammers at Work

With a user base that’s steadily approaching the one billion mark, it’s no surprise that Facebook is a magnet for scammers. The most recent scam to target Facebook users involved getting them to unwittingly grant access to their accounts. According to Graham Cluley for the Naked Security blog, around mid-June 2012, some Facebook users received…

22
Jun

Is Facebook Losing Face?

When Facebook made its debut on the NASDAQ as a public company, May 18, 2012, it was valued at $100 billion.  Nearly four weeks and a few stumbling blocks later, the company is valued at $74 billion and has left some users feeling disenchanted and maybe even a little disillusioned. From May 31 to Jun….

20
Jun

Visa and Mastercard Customers Targeted Once More

Credit card users just can’t seem to catch a break from hackers. The latest attack comes from someone known as Reckz0r, aka Reckz aka Jeremy. According Zack Whittaker in his article for ZDNet, Reckz0r on June 18, 2012, that he had hacked the personal records of Visa and Mastercard users from various bank records and…

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