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  1. Home Computing
    I received a phishing Email a few days ago that was so good it almost fooled me. It was made to look like it was from Paypal and said I had authorized a large payment. Every link in the Email was to the actual Paypal site, for things like unsubscribe, except for one to click if the authorization...
  2. Industry News
    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...
  3. Industry News
    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...
  4. Industry News
    "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...
  5. Industry News
    On its EasyWeb website, the TD Bank is now warning customers that the financial institution is currently experiencing a Phishing attack. The bank is telling customers that, if they receive emails or website links claiming to be from TD asking for their personal information, they should not...
  6. Industry News
    Young people may be more technologically savvy than older people when it comes to the internet however a recent study by Wombat Security Technologies suggests that older people are still more savvy about the ways of the world. The study of 515 Carnegie Mellon University faculty, staff, and...
  7. Industry News
    A significant percentage of consumers in North America and Europe continue to click on spam emails despite the fact they know that bots and viruses spread through risky email behavior, according to a survey by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG). About half of the users who responded...
  8. On the Web
    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. I use one of these keys and highly recommend them. For $5, it ensures that someone with your...
  9. On the Web
    Anti Virus software maker AVG Technologies has published the results of a research study which shows that, contrary to popular opinion, most malicious websites are hosted on US servers and not in other countries like China. By monitoring active web servers serving exploits around the world, AVG...
  10. Industry News
    Symantec today has begun warning people about a nasty "419" scam which is trying to take money from people who would like to donate funds for the people of Haiti. A "419" scam (aka "Nigeria scam" or "West African" scam) is a type of fraud named after an article of the Nigerian penal code under...
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