Canada Increasingly Being Targeted by Foreign Hackers

Global security leader Websense found that foreign companies are increasingly setting up virtual bases in Canada to drive corporate espionage attacks. In its third Canadian Cybercrime Report Card, Websense said that malware hosting on Canadian websites increased 25 percent year-over-year. Furthermore, in the last three months, Canada claimed the number 10 position for all countries […]

Ten Tips for secure online shopping

The truth is that identity theft is a relatively rare occurrence and most identity theft occurs in using low tech off-line methods therefore most experts agree that shopping online is very safe provided consumers use some common sense when shopping online.

To help make shopping online more safe and secure, Digital Home provides Ten Tips for Secure online shopping.

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.”

$1,800 Bill a cautionary tale for locking down your wireless network!

A story this week in the Montreal Gazette told of a Videotron customer, Amber Hunter, who racked up huge Internet Bill because her wireless network was hacked.

The newspaper reported that since August of last year, Hunter was billed more than $1,800 by Videotron because her internet usage greatly exceeded her limit of 30 Gigabytes per month.

Free Security software helps protect your Windows Computer

Secunia, a European firm specializing in IT security, announced today the release of the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) 2.0. PSI, which is free for home use, is a user friendly security tool which helps homeowners identify and resolve security problems on their Windows PC.

Digital Home has written about this great program in the past and recommends it to all of our readers. PSI does not replace the need for an anti-virus program or firewall on your Windows computer rather its recommended because it adds an extra layer of protection.