April 22, 2019: Weather report, jail time and a killer of a USB stick
Today's podcast looks at a cyber attack on the Weather Channel, an attack on a municipality in Maine, the conviction of a man for selling stolen credit and debit cards on the web and an unusual attack on a college's computers
April 3, 2019 --Ransomware forces doctors out, Toronto man says he was target of police raid, U.S. restaurant chains hit
Today's podcast covers a ransomware attack that forces doctors out, a Toronto man says he was target of police raid, payment card data stolen from U.S. restaurant chains and alleged social media election shenanigans overseas
March 18, 2019 -More websites infected, mobile threats to companies and an email delivery scam
Today's podcast reports on criminals stealing credit card data from infected websites, a report urging companies to toughen defences against mobile device attacks and the latest email package delivery scam
March 11, 2019 - Citrix Systems data breach; finding talent to secure the government; car alarms gone wrong
Citrix Systems is targeted in a state-sponsored cyber attack seeking government secrets. Meanwhile, the U.S. is struggling to find the security talent it needs in government. And why you might want to avoid the temptation to use your smartphone as a car key.
March 6, 2019 -- Women in cyber security; WooCommerce woops; Android TV photos flaw
Why it’s the perfect time to encourage women to pursue careers in cyber security; a vulnerability is discovered in the world’s most-popular ecommerce platform; and a strange quirk is discovered by some surprised Android TV users.
Host Howard Solomon brings a preview of what themes cybersecurity professionals will be exploring at the biggest annual conference in the industry. With special guest Ryan Olson, Intelligence Director, Palo Alto Networks.
Feb. 22, 2019 -- Fake news worries, upgrade these apps and don't get gassed
Today's podcast deals with fake news already spreading in the U.S. presidential race, an international group calls meeting with tech heads in Ottawa on disinformation, upgrade these apps and don't get gassed with Bluetooth
Feb. 13, 2019 -- Email service crippled, Dunkin' Donuts hacked again and a cyber security simulator
Today's podcast covers a crippling attack on a secure email provider, another successful credential stuffing attack against a donut chain, and a desktop simulator for teaching how to protect Internet-connected industrial devices
Jan. 16, 2019 -- Why security testing is vital, and keep away from construction sites
Today's podcast looks at vulnerabilities found in website hosting companies that could have allowed an attacker to take over a site, a report from the Nova Scotia privacy commissioner and the possibility that construction cranes could be hacked
Jan. 14, 2019 -- Amazon faces Ring video camera privacy allegations, U.S. cellphone carriers face location data sale claims
Today's podcast covers allegations that Amazon's Ring video door bell division gave wide access to customer video feeds, claims that U.S. wireless carriers allowed user location data to be resold many times and other news
Dec. 21, 2018: Watch those links, human errors and update Microsoft Internet Explorer
Today's podcast covers a new email campaign targeting employees of banks and financial institutions, two embarrassing cases of employee errors and a warning to upgrade Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser
Dec. 12, 2018 -- Ransomware, router attacks and pirated software
Today's podcast covers a ransomware author who isn't giving victims the opportunity to pay to get their data back, a new malware campaign attacking home and small busienss routes and a warning to say away from piracted Mac software
Dec. 10, 2018: Malicious attachments, support problems and it's no toy
Today's podcast looks at a new email campaign aimed at retail, restaurant and grocery chains, which include personalized attachments to trick people. Also, a error at a company's web support page leads to trouble and watch for security updates for kids' devices #cybersecurity
Dec. 7, 2918: Cyber certification program endorsed, Australia goes after encryption and Android update
Today's podcast covers the endorsement by the Canadian Chamber of Commerce of the Cyber Essentials certification program, Australia's attempt to catch criminals who use encryption and a reminder to watch for an Android update
Dec. 5, 3018: Don’t get hit twice by a data breach, email money transfer scams and Apple kills two apps
Today's podcast looks at ways criminals take advantage of news of data breaches, why you need to watch who sends you email and Apple pulls two apps from its store because they force people to pay when logging in
Dec. 3 ,2018 Lock down those databases, watch for updates from Sennheiser and Zoom
Today's podcast discovers problem open ElasticSearch databases, a warning about Sennheiser headphone software and a security update that needs to be installed by users of the Zoom desktop conferencing software
Nov. 23 : Don’t use company computers for holiday shopping; another post office website flaw, more bad Android apps
Today's podcast reminds listeners not to use company-owned computers or smart phones to go for online holiday bargains, the U.S. post office fixes a serious website flaw and 13 bad apps found on the Google Play Store
Nov. 21 More holiday shopping tips and how important is cyber security to Canadians?
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming this weekend, we have more tips for making better shopping decisions online and for buying Internet-connected devices. Also, two surveys on Canadians' opinion of the cyber security
It’s the holiday gift-buying season, which means it’s time to carefully consider security features when buying Internet-connected devices. Plus, a kid's watch with big security problems and a warning for Black Friday.
Oct. 31 - Americans stressed for mid-terms; Bing search gone wrong; perils of porn
Americans are worried about threats to next week’s mid-term elections; searching for Chrome using Bing leads to unexpected results, and why using a company computer to visit adult web sites can lead to a very embarrassing audit.