Canadian Security News

This is updated weekly. I write on a number of topics pertaining to global security updates/vulnerabilities and do my best to cover all major stories coming out of Canada. If you have a story you’d like to share with me, please contact me. All opinions are my own. I have no financial interests in any of the companies covered.

Open Letter on Global Privacy Expectations for Teleconferencing

Open Letter on Global Privacy Expectations for Teleconferencing

A few days ago on the 21st of July, The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released a letter aimed at video teleconferencing (VTC) providers to set expectations for privacy and security of users. The thinking is that with the recent...

Zoom Free-Use: Keys to Privacy Given to the FBI

Zoom Free-Use: Keys to Privacy Given to the FBI

The stories about faults in Zooms data privacy have been coming thick and fast these past few months, with Zoom-bombed classes, threats to children’s privacy, and even governments banning the platform altogether. The COVID-19 lockdowns...

COVID-19 Phishing Scams and Malware

COVID-19 Phishing Scams and Malware

Scammers, Phishers and other assorted online criminals are nothing if not adaptable, and the COVID-19 pandemic has unfortunately proven that. Whether for your data, cash, or privacy, this new wave of scams and malware has made the internet...

Zoombombers Disrupt Online Classes

Zoombombers Disrupt Online Classes

Zoom-bombing, the act of jumping into zoom meetings uninvited and unwanted to cause chaos and confusion started, like many things do, as a joke. Unfortunately, from security leaks to a vehicle for racism, this is a joke that’s already gone too...

COVID-19 Online Classes Endanger Children’s Privacy

COVID-19 Online Classes Endanger Children’s Privacy

COVID-19 has hugely digitised many of the ways we interact, and education is no exception. With schools potentially being one of the most at-risk vectors of the pandemic, they were quick to close. But even in an epidemic, education couldn’t...

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