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.

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...

Countries Banning Zoom Is Becoming a Trend

Countries Banning Zoom Is Becoming a Trend

Zoom has seen a meteoric rise these past few months, its stock value has grown 150% as a result of its user-base surging by almost 3,000%. From a respectable 10 million users in December 2019, it now boasts over 300 million, over a third of...

Facebook Fights Canadian Court’s Privacy Verdict

Facebook Fights Canadian Court’s Privacy Verdict

Facebook Fights Canadian Court's Privacy Verdict “lacking impartiality” “not independent” and “Improper”, these are just a few of the accusations Facebook has thrown at Canada's privacy chief and his investigation into the corporation....

Consequences of EU Social Media Regulation

Consequences of EU Social Media Regulation

With the Digital Services Act currently under review in the EU, Brussels is striving to set new standards and drive a fresh economy - one where big data and digital interaction make up the heart of the society. With this, undoubtedly, comes...

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