Samsung shows The Wall MicroLED TV

A bit of lighter news to start the New Year. The largest TV ever seen at Consumer Electronics Show, has been unveiled by our friends at Samsung. Thanks to modular, build-it-as-big-as-you-want MicroLED technology, the world’s biggest TV maker, has put together the biggest TV yet. The Wall measures 292 inches (that’s over 24 feet or 7.4 meters) in its largest iteration. The combination of the More »

Your Printer is Secretly Telling on You

Many of the popular printers have been leaving little traces, or dots, allowing those with the know how, to obtain the date and time the document was printed and the serial number of the printer used! This has been proven handy in cases of espionage and whistle blowers but is a little concerning to the average user. The printer leaves a series of microdots, that More »

Windows 10 Security Warning As Dropbox Zero-Day Is Confirmed

Keep Your DropBox Program Up to Date. This is the warning from an article by Davey Winder Senior Contributor Cybersecurity Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Dropbox for Windows 10 Security researchers have disclosed a zero-day vulnerability in Dropbox for Windows that can enable an attacker to attain Windows SYSTEM privileges from a starting point of a simple Windows user. What is the Dropbox for More »

Growing Sophistication of Malware

A majority of ransomware families deployed in the wild is of the cookie-cutter variety. Even ransomware that uses obfuscation to get around some kind of detection usually ends up being detectable when it starts to actually encrypt files. However, some threat actors are using very sophisticated tools, says Andrew Brandt, principal researcher at Sophos. As one example, he points to ransomware that use “kill lists” to More »

2020 Malware Predictions

As 2020 approaches, it comes the impending waves of new malware that businesses will have to defend themselves from. Myla Pilao, the director of technology marketing for cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, sees three major trends on the horizon: an increase in malware using unconventional behaviors, an emergence of Linux-based malware, and a continued increase in the volume and complexity of info-stealing malware. When it comes to the classification More »

Nearly 75% of all payments are digital, study says

Debit and credit card use in Canada still reign supreme, Payments Canada recently revealed in its annual Canadian Payment Methods and Trends report Payments Canada provided an insight into both year-on-year and five-year payment methods and trends in Canada, analyzing over 21 billion payment transactions made in 2018. Electronic payments accounted for 73 per cent of total payments volume in 2018. Since 2013, debit and credit card More »

LifeLabs Pays Ransom after Massive Data Breach

The Globe and Mail is reporting LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services, Canada’s largest lab testing company, has paid a ransom after a major cyber attack led to the theft of lab results for 85,000 Ontarians and potentially the personal information of 15 million customers. The personal information stolen from the lab test provider could include a customer’s name, address, e-mail, login, passwords, date of birth and More »

Visa warns: Cybercrime attacks on the rise at North American gas stations

In its statement, Visa explained that cyberattacks on gas stations have been on the rise as business owners have been slow to upgrade their terminals to safer chip-reading technology, from magnetic stripe readers. The ability of hackers to access the merchant’s internal networks makes these attacks more sophisticated in nature, warns Visa, as compared to the more usual skimming scams in which card-skimming devices are More »

49% of workers, when forced to update their password, reuse the same one with just a minor change

We all should know by now that password reuse is a big problem. Many computer users make the mistake of trusting the same password to protect their different online accounts, not realising that if one site gets hacked that may provide the key for hackers to break in elsewhere. Malicious attackers use credential stuffing techniques to automatically throw databases of stolen usernames and passwords at More »

North announces Focals 2.0 smart glasses

North, the Waterloo-based consumer smart glasses company, announced today the second iteration of its stylish smart glasses: Focals 2.0. The Focals 2.0 now folds like regular glasses. The Focals smart glasses hosts a tiny projector inside the leg of the glasses. Its output is then reflected directly onto the user’s fovea via a special area on the lens; creating a clear image without needing the More »

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