For over four years, the BC Liberals have been working to build a monster database of all of our personal information. Instead of it being limited to one Ministry, minimizing the exposure in the case of compromise, someone privately made Continue reading Integrated Case Management
If you own or operate a business in British Columbian or have a soleÂ proprietorshipÂ and you wonder, “Does PIPA apply to me?,” this talk is for you. Â This conference will define who is bound by BC PIPA and who is Continue reading Next Lunch & Learn Topic: Does PIPA Apply to Me?
Have you ever really paid attention to what information an application is requesting?Â While I’m singling out Facebook and Android in this article, please think about any applications you’ve added to your smart phone, as the same applies. For example, in Continue reading Facebook for Android
A local LinkedIn group has a discussion recommending a specific anti-virus software. That made me wonder, what antivirus software do you recommend, and why? What metrics are being used to define a particular antivirus (AV) as good or worthy of Continue reading What antivirus software do you recommend?
In the Supreme Court of Canada’s case of R v. Telus, a 5-2 decision was made that law enforcement need wiretap authorization to intercept text (SMS) messages. No longer will a search warrant suffice. You can read the Canadian Civil Continue reading Supreme Court of Canada says a wiretap is needed for text messages
Reader level: Techy/Sysadmin My friend KevinSMcArthur announced over a year ago at an Ideas MeetingÂ that he had found an interesting information security flaw which he described as fairly large and at the class level. I enquired further and pressed for Continue reading If you use SSL, cURL up and VERIFYPEERS
Today’s question comes from a former student, asking what I use for a portable password manager: “Do you have any recommendations for a secure password keeper that is also transportable, perhaps on a secured USB although I’m not real comfortable Continue reading Portable Password Manager
For most things privacy related in Canadian law, it comes down to what a judge feels Canadians think is reasonable. A couple of days ago the Ontario court of appeal ruled that police do not need a warrant to search Continue reading Password protect your cellphone
AccordingÂ to Wikipedia, the purpose of Data Privacy Day is to raise awareness and promote data privacy education. It is currently ‘celebrated’ in the United States, Canada, and 27 European countries.Â ForÂ Data Privacy Day 2013, I have only two requests.Â They should take Continue reading Happy Data Privacy Day 2013!
When you connect your computer to any network, there are typically two options for how it gives you an IP address – a static IP or a dynamic IP (DHCP). The computer remembers who you are by your MAC address, Continue reading spoof your MAC address