Bell Adds McAfee Security Solution for Internet Customers

Bell Internet customers have a new security solution on offer that’s compatible with both Windows and Mac. McAfee Security from Bell offers state of the art online security, including virus, spyware and malware protection. “Bell Internet customers want to focus on social media, business, entertainment content, shopping, all the other great things they can do […]

Canada’s Cyber Security Strategy Gets $155M Boost

The Federal government said it plans to strengthen Canada’s efforts to achieve a secure, stable, and resilient digital infrastructure. Minister of Public Safety, Vic Toews said: “Canadians and Canadian businesses want to know that the private information they entrust to government will stay private. Today’s announcement further secures government systems that deliver services to all […]

Password and 123456 top the list of 25 most used passwords

“Password” and “123456” top software firm SplashData’s list of the 25 most commonly used passwords used on the Internet this year.

Other common passwords include simple numerical choices like “123456,” common names like “ashley” and “michael,” and patterns based on the layout of the keyboard like “qwerty” and “qazwsx.”

Bitdefender releases anti-virus software for OS X

BitDefender, makers of security software for Windows computers, today announced the release of anti-virus software for Mac OS X users.

Similar to its Window’s products, BitDefender Antivirus for Mac has been developed to secure Mac computer systems from viruses and other malware threats.

Make your PayPal account more secure

Did you know that PayPal has more than 8 million registered accounts in Canada and that Canadians purchase more than $2 billion online annually through PayPal?

If you are a regular PayPal user but are concerned about the integrity of your account, then you may want to consider an extra layer of protection by using something called the PayPal security key.

Canadians becoming less concerned with online security

A new study released by Ipsos Reid examining Online Privacy and Security has found that 34% of online Canadians are ‘very concerned’ with their Online Security, a decline of 13% from 2003.

However, those online Canadians who state that they are ‘somewhat concerned’ increased by 11%. The overall level of concern (80%) remains consistent with 2003.