Food Delivery App Door Dash Data Breach

Global News is reporting Food delivery app DoorDash says it is enhancing security after being hit by a data breach earlier this year that potentially affects 4.9 million consumers, couriers and merchants in Canada and the U.S. In a blog post on Thursday, the company said customer data that was accessible may include names, order history, email addresses, phone numbers and “hashed, salted passwords” that More »

Siri, Tie My Shoes! Seriously?

Nike on Thursday announced Adapt Huarache shoes. They’re a redesign of the original Nike Huarache launched in 1991 and use FitAdapt self-lacing technology similar to the Nike Adapt BB shoes that were announced in January. The Adapt Huaraches work with the Apple Watch and Siri, so you can ask Siri to control a motor inside to lace or unlace the shoes. With support for Apple’s Siri shortcuts, users More »

Folders of Data Belonging to Scotiabank Found on GitHub

A  researcher has discovered application source code and private login keys to back end systems on GitHub repositories. The accusation comes from IT pro Jason Coulls, who, according to the online news service The Register, recently discovered the unprotected folders of data belonging to Scotiabank. “These repositories featured, among other things, software blueprints and access keys for a foreign exchange rate system, mobile application code, and login credentials More »

I Can’t Start My Car – The App is Down!

Some Tesla owners reported being locked out of their vehicles on Labor Day evening because the electric car’s app was down. The problem is, app connectivity shouldn’t have any effect on unlocking a Tesla. On Labor Day evening, numerous drivers found their apps were down “for maintenance” and they were locked out of their vehicles, some for several hours. Tesla allows owners to unlock their cars both More »

Not Again! Medical Data Breach

A Calgary doctor uses his personal Gmail account to communicate sensitive personal health information, does not protect his account, and whammo: 7,000 of his patients now have their private information circulating on the web. Never use your personal email to communicate business sensitive information. In this case, the doctor had been provided with a secure email service by the Alberta Health Service. With many companies, the More »

Are Insurance Companies Promoting Ransomware?

Ransomware is proliferating across America, disabling computer systems of corporations, city governments, schools and police departments. Recently, attackers seeking millions of dollars encrypted the files of 22 Texas municipalities. Overlooked in the ransomware spree is the role of an industry that is both fueling and benefiting from it: insurance. The FBI and security researchers say paying ransoms contributes to the profitability and spread of cybercrime More »

Phone Numbers of 200 Million Facebook Users Found On-Line

A server with databases holding the phone numbers and identity numbers of perhaps as many as 200 million Facebook users in the U.S., the U.K. and other countries has been found open on the Internet by a security researcher. No one knows who the database belongs to, how or when it was copied from Facebook, according to TechCrunch, which first reported the discovery Wednesday. A total More »

Siri is Listening To You

Apple has apologized for its digital assistant Siri sharing some of what it heard with quality control workers as it unveiled new rules for handling data from conversations. Apple will allow its employees to review conversations only from customers who opt into the “Siri grading” program to improve the voice recognition technology. Apple will also delete by default any recordings used for the program. “We More »

Beware of Email Spoofing (Case Study)

Recently, a new small business client (under 5 employees) complained that “nasty” emails were being sent to their customers from one of their email addresses. Upon investigation we found a virus on a Workstation who’s mission was to gather all the e-mail addresses stored in their contacts and send it back to the virus creator. Then, using this list of contacts, the bad guys that More »

How to Lose 20% of Your Customers

Companies that experience a data breach can expect to lose 20% of their sales revenue forever, according to a new study. PCI Pal PLC, a firm out of the United Kingdom specializing in secure payment solutions, surveyed 2,200 Canadian consumers. Of those surveyed 78% said they would stop spending money with a company that mishandled their data, and 58% indicated a willingness to stop spending More »

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