Data Security
SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations.
OTTAWA — The federal government unveiled its plan to bolster Canada's defences against nefarious online attacks and crime Tuesday, even as it acknowledged a shortage of skilled cyber-warriors to meet the country's needs.
The University of Waterloo will join universities across the globe on an initiative designed to advance research and innovation in blockchain, cryptography and digital payment systems.
Apparent attempts to extort two major Canadian banks highlight the increasing threat and variety of cyberattacks against major companies.
SAN FRANCISCO — A Canadian young computer hacker who American investigators say unwittingly worked for Russian spies was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for his role in a massive security breach at Yahoo that U.S. federal agents say was directed by a Russian intelligence agency.
TORONTO — Two of Canada's biggest banks warned Monday that up to 90,000 customers may have had certain personal and financial information compromised after "fraudsters" contacted both banks claiming to have obtained sensitive data.
Identity theft is a massive problem for every business. It is a crime that threatens every employee regardless of age, income level or type of employment. It is estimated that Canadians lost over $290 million to fraudsters, from January 2014 to December 2016. This concern is rising. In a 2017 survey from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada, more than 71 per cent of respondents indicated a concern about fraud today.
LONDON — Lars Andersen's business handles some of the most sensitive data there is — the names and phone numbers of children.
The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) recently announced it has signed an agreement with Skyway West, one of western Canada’s internet service providers, to provide D-Zone DNS Firewall to its business customers.
TORONTO — Simplii Financial says fraudsters may have electronically accessed certain personal and account information for approximately 40,000 of its clients.

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