Category Archives: News

March 6 – MainWP Child Plugin Vulnerability

Mar 12, 2015
News

There has been an escalation in the vulnerability in the MainWP Child WordPress plugin. This flaw allows an attacker to log into a website as an administrator by using only the user’s handle and bypassing the password authentication that is provided by WordPress. As an administrator, the attacker will be …

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Feb 21st 2015 – WordPress Video Gallery Vulnerability

Feb 22, 2015
News

Feb 21st 2015 –  SQL Injection Vulnerability found in a WordPress Video Gallery For those not familiar with SQL Injection, SQL Injection means that an attacker can use web forms (input fields) and insert special code that can take any data or inject any data he wants from or to …

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Canadian Businesses to Focus on Cyber Security, IT Skills Improvement

Jul 09, 2013
News

The hiring priorities and IT spending of Canadian firms in the next 12 months will be focused on their plan to improve cyber security, IT skills, online presence, backup initiatives and data storage according to a survey by Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), a global vendor-neutral trade association that provides information …

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Canada is Cyber-crooks’ 3rd Choice for Hosting Malware

Jul 03, 2013
News

In 2012, Canada ranked third among countries worldwide, higher than Germany, Russia and China, for hosting malware according to a Vancouver-Sun report. Other countries which rank higher than Canada were the Netherlands at the second place and the USA on top. A large number of foreign firms have established virtual …

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Obad: The “Most Sophisticated” Trojan for Android Users

Jun 13, 2013
News

Kaspersky Labs has announced the discovery of Obad, also called as “Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a” which they consider the “most sophisticated” Android trojan yet. Obad isn’t on the Google Play store.  It can spread through text messages onto Android devices that accept applications from third-party sites according to Ars Technica.  It can also …

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Significant Rise in Social Media Malware in Q1 of 2013

Jun 04, 2013
News

Threats from Koobface Trojan, a malware specifically targeting social media and the volume of spam emails have both increased significantly in the first quarter of this year according  to the recently released McAfee Threats Report: First Quarter 2013 from  the McAfee Labs.  The level of Koobface, which was first discovered …

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Google to Double SSL Encryption Keys

May 27, 2013
News

Google has announced that it will be upgrading its SSL certificates from 1024- to 2048-bit keys by the end of 2013. This proactive move is in compliance with the requirement of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) that “after December 31, 2013, key lengths providing less than 112 …

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Anti ATM Skimming System

May 22, 2013
News

Former Thief Invents Anti ATM Skimming System While In Prison Can a prison sentence reform a thief?  Apparently that is what happened to Valentin Boanta, a Romanian computer expert who used to supply bank thieves with skimmers or gadgets that they used to gather encrypted information from ATM cards. The …

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Syria’s Internet Down From the Rest of the World

May 16, 2013
News

According to Reuters, internet connections in Syria are down again. The rest of globe is no longer able to communicate with them and including basic phone lines into Damascus from other countries were halted. A U.S. web tracking firm confirmed the news Wednesday. Apparently, this is the sixth time communication …

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Facebookers Beware of New Trojan

May 13, 2013
News

Bringing a whole new meaning to being hacked on Facebook by your sister, Microsoft has now issued a warning of malware posing as Firefox add-ons and updating Google Chrome extensions, which actually allow hackers inside your Facebook profile. Microsoft released a blog late Friday, on their Malware Protection Centre, describing Trojan:JS/Febipos, originally caught active in …

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