Lab results of 15 million Canadians hacked

Privacy watchdogs have launched an investigation into a hack of health records, which a laboratory said Tuesday may have compromised data on up to 15 million Canadians or nearly half the population.

Internet

US, allies push Facebook for access to encrypted messages

The United States, Britain and Australia have called on Facebook to give authorities the ability to circumvent encryption used in its messaging services—a measure opposed by the social media giant.

Security

Simjacker exploit is independent of handset type, uses SMS attack

Trouble in smartphone security land: There is a platform-agnostic intruder—it can tally up victims regardless of the hardware or software the victims rely on. Simjacker is the name of the exploit. The team who spotted it ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Operation indiscriminately infects iPhones with spyware

Researchers say suspected nation-state hackers infected Apple iPhones with spyware over two years in what security experts on Friday called an alarming security failure for a company whose calling card is privacy.

Security

Report finds uh-oh issues in popular password managers

Vulnerabilities have been identified in password managers running on Windows 10. Maryland-based Independent Security Evaluators published a report earlier this week baring examination results on a number of popular password ...

Security

Ransomware ported to web languages poses serious threat

Security experts around the world have been reporting that there is a new type of ransomware threat on the Internet—one that has been written using HTML, CSS and Javascript—the programming languages of web pages. The ...

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