This is the basis of the follow up letter from Digital Policy Canada drafted to the CIRA sponsored Canadian Internet Forum this week. The fundamental question we need to ask, what are Canadian regulators doing to protect Canadians, as well Continue reading What are our regulators doing to protect Canadian internet sovereignty?
If you’re in the Victoria, British Columbia region, we’re going to start a community-based reverse engineering class, and you’re invited. Reverse Engineering is understanding someone else’s software well enough to be able to do what you want with it. You Continue reading Community-Based Reverse Engineering Class
Do you think such a thing could be implemented without any public consultation or corporate media attention? It exists. About 6 months ago at an Ideas Victoria meeting,Â Kevin S McArthur brought up the fact Victoria PoliceÂ were using cameras on some Continue reading Canada’s massive public traffic surveillance system
On Vancouver Island, you might pick up the Times Colonist newspaper to see what’s happening. There are little to no privacy risks if you buy it from a stand. However on the internet, where the company has the opportunity to Continue reading Canadian newspapers and financial institutions compromise you instead of protect you
One of the most common ways your computer gets compromised, is by malicious scripts opened by your web browser. This means you go to a website that might look normal, but it’s doing bad stuff in the background that you Continue reading No scripts!
If you’ve not heard of #SOPA yet, you likely will today. As of right now, it’s only something that techies and internet crusaders seem to be aware of. Like many of the scariest laws of the last decade, you should Continue reading The Stop Online Piracy Act
Over the week-end, the University of Victoria’s new administrative building was broken into. A payroll server with the personally identifiable information (PII) of over 11,000 people was on it, including social insurance numbers (SIN), as well as bank account information. Continue reading Identity theft at UVic
What is your computer doing on the internet without your knowledge? Does it ever seem like your computer is working, even when you’re not telling it to do anything? Have you ever wondered if there is someone else accessing your Continue reading Where is your computer connecting to?
While working in information security for the largest company in Canada, I realized there was no oneÂ internally, actively attacking the password database to see what passwords could be cracked. After raising this concern, I became the prime for resolving this. Continue reading How strong is your password?
You’ve probably heard of Google analytics, which takes logs of your website visitors, and all of their activities, and provides you some very pretty, and useful, reports. What you might not be aware of is that they are also a Continue reading Using a non-tracker analytics service