Equifax Hack Concerns Canadians

Equifax Hack Concerns Canadians

Credit reporting giant Equifax has yet to reveal how many Canadians had their personal information hacked over this past spring and summer when the company’s database was breached. Equifax discovered the hack back on July 29th but waited until last Thursday to warn consumers that criminals exploited a U.S. website …..

Guidelines to a More Secure Online Shopping This “Back to School” Season

Guidelines to a More Secure Online Shopping This “Back to School” Season

It’s back to school again and as students, parents, and teachers gear up for the incoming academic year, many popular and trending school supplies are the centrepiece of shopping stores. With all the attractive deals being offered this season, Canadian shoppers will certainly have more reason to haul the best …..

‘Smishing’ Scams Target Your Text Messages.

‘Smishing’ Scams Target Your Text Messages.

Internet scam artists are moving beyond your email inbox and are now targeting your text messages instead. With this new scam, called “smishing,” scammers are trying to get you to send them your personal information that could help them access your bank account or other online profiles. So, what exactly …..

New Study Show Free Public Wi-Fi Increases Privacy Risk

New Study Show Free Public Wi-Fi Increases Privacy Risk

A strong Wi-Fi signal is one major factor that helps many Canadians decide where they want to stay when on their summer  travels. While a hefty majority of Canadians believe their information is safe while using public Wi-Fi networks at hotels, restaurants and elsewhere, a new report reveals that these …..

Can Our Vacuums Be a Privacy Risk?

Can Our Vacuums Be a Privacy Risk?

Air Date: Tuesday August 8, 2017- With today’s smart tech crammed into almost every household item it’s not surprising that privacy advocates are now sounding the alarm bells on a new smart robot vacuum.  Makers of these smart household helpers say that if we are not careful the data it …..

Flying With Your Tech

Flying With Your Tech

-Air Date: Tuesday August 1, 2017- Starting this month, Canadian travelers to the United States could be subject to heightened screening when passing through airport security. These new measures were announced at the end of June by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, but offered few details about what exactly …..

Google Home Smart Speaker Now Available to Canadians

Google Home Smart Speaker Now Available to Canadians

Thanks to advances in artificial intelligence, smart speakers are now today’s new tech trend ready and waiting on your command to answer many of your  pending questions, control your smart home devices, play games, and so much more. Around now for several years but only available in the U.S., Amazon’s …..

Google to Stop Reading Users’ Emails to Target Ads

Google to Stop Reading Users’ Emails to Target Ads

Google said it will soon stop reading the emails of its standard free Gmail account users to personalize their ads, a move that addresses a longstanding privacy concern about  a practice that Google has embraced since the company introduced Gmail in 2004. Google says it’s changing course so it’s free …..

Criminals Used Leaked NSA Cyberweapon “WannaCry” In Crippling Ransomware Attack

Criminals Used Leaked NSA Cyberweapon “WannaCry” In Crippling Ransomware Attack

A leaked cyber weapon created by the NSA to be use for espionage in the form of a Windows virus is believed to have been acquired by hackers in an attempt to launch a crippling cyber attack on computer systems across the globe. The virus labelled “WannaCry” locks users out …..

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