Data Privacy Day 2017: Three commonly overlooked data security components

This Saturday, January 28, marks the 9th annual Data Privacy Day. Data Privacy Day focuses on increasing data security awareness and promoting cybersecurity education amongst Canadian and American citizens. One way to celebrate Data Privacy Day is to review security practices to ensure data is protected. Here are three commonly overlooked data security areas to…

Samsung reveals cause of Galaxy Note 7 device malfunction

After an extensive internal investigation, Samsung has released an official statement revealing what caused the massive Galaxy Note 7 malfunction. Samsung tested more than 200,000 devices and 30,0000 batteries during their investigation. The statement explained there were two separate manufacturing and design flaws in the devices’ batteries. Samsung indicated two of their suppliers were at…

Financial malware attacks increased more than 22% during Q4 2016

A report from Kapersky Labs indicates financial malware attacks increased 22 percent during Q4 of 2016. Financial malware is a type of malware that focuses on stealing money directly, or valuable information needed to access a person’s finances, including online banking credentials and credit card information. At least 319,000 users were targeted by financial malware,…