Howard Solomon

Currently a freelance writer, I'm the former editor of and Computing Canada. An IT journalist since 1997, I've written for several of ITWC's sister publications including and Computer Dealer News. Before that I was a staff reporter at the Calgary Herald and the Brampton (Ont.) Daily Times. I can be reached at hsolomon [@]

Canadian recreational vehicle maker BRP, Ontario Cannabis Store dealing with cyber attacks

Also, distribution of marijuana products in Ontario has been disrupted following a cyber attack on its distribution partner

Cyber Security Today, August 10, 2022 – Bad apps are found in the PyPI repository, six backdoors are used in a gang’s cyber attacks,...

This episode reports on malware in the PyPI repository, six backdoors are used in a gang's cyber attacks, how to discover a deepfake video and more

Many North American firms have no cyber insurance coverage: Survey

One-third of respondents said their firm was denied coverage for not meeting EDR requirements, says survey by BlackBerry and Corvus Insurance

Twilio employees fell for phishing texts claiming to be from IT department

Messages claimed employees' credentials had expired, asked them to click on link

RCMP: Spyware only used with court approval

At a parliamentary committee hearing the force admits spyware has been used since before 2012

Beware of simultaneous cyber attacks, warns Sophos

The key drivers of multiple exploitations are vulnerabilities and misconfigurations going unaddressed after a first attack, says report

Cyber Security Today, August 8, 2022 – Another warning to Cisco Small Business router administrators, a caution over website redirects, and more

This episode reports on vulnerabilities in routers and industrial gateways, a Twitter vulnerability that could have exposed anonymous users, a Slack password reset and more

Cyber Security Today, Week in Review for Friday, August 5, 2022

This episode features an interview with privacy expert Ann Cavoukian.

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