What You Should do about The Heartbleed Bug

It has recently come to light that some versions of OpenSSL are vulnerable to an exploit called Heartbleed. OpenSSL is one flavour of security measures companies take to keep their information — which could be your information — secure from “bad guys”, who might want to collect it for illegal or questionable purposes. The Heartbleed ...

Skyway Recommended May 5th to 11th

This week: Hundreds of Thousands of Canadians under Surveillance; Canada’s Digital Strategy: Telus pledges Infrastructure Billions; US Judge says Email warrants valid Overseas   Toronto Star | Government agencies seek telecom user data at ‘jaw-dropping’ rates OTTAWA—Government agencies are asking telecoms and social media companies to turn over Canadians’ user data at “jaw-dropping” rates, with nearly 1.2 ...

Skyway Recommended April 28th to May 4th

This week: Serious Flaw in OpenID, OAuth logins; Towards Independent Internet Governance; Microsoft patches XP Explorer flaw; Canadians Battling for Tech “World Cup”   CNET | Serious security flaw in OAuth, OpenID discovered Following in the steps of the OpenSSL vulnerability Heartbleed, another major flaw has been found in popular open-source security software. This time, the holes have ...

Skyway Recommended April 21st to 27th

This week: Internet Explorer Vulnerability; Independent Net Governance Step Closer; Ottawa threatens to cut Telus out of Wireless Auction; Goodbye to Net Neutrality?   Reuters | U.S., UK advise avoiding Internet Explorer until bug fixed (Reuters) – The U.S. and UK governments on Monday advised computer users to consider using alternatives to Microsoft Corp’s Internet Explorer browser until ...

Skyway Recommended April 14th to 20th

This week: Flaws in Heartbleed Detection; Tablet Maker brings Hope to Haiti; BC’s Privacy Commissioner Unhappy about Mental Health Disclosures; Flaws in Digital Privacy Act; Google the Lobbyist   The Guardian | Heartbleed: 95% of detection tools ‘flawed’, claim researchers Free web tools and not picking up the vulnerability, leaving consumer data exposed. Some tools designed to ...

Skyway Recommended April 7th to 13th

This week: Heartbleed, Heartbleed and More Heartbleed; Net Neutrality; Data Breach Reporting; Ottawa’s Digital Strategy   IT World Canada | Hunt on for Heartbleed vulnerability Revenue Canada site will be closed until weekend as organizations around world scour their systems. Revenue Canada’s IT staffers continue to plow through the department’s servers to see if any personal information or ...

Skyway Recommended March 31 to April 6th

This week: Canadian Wireless Customer Rights; Canada’s Digital Future; Facebook VoIP Calling; Bitcoin Trends Downward; Telus CEO Entwhistle Steps Down   CRTC | Checklist: Do You Know Your Rights as a Wireless Consumer? The Wireless Code establishes basic rights for all wireless consumers and puts new requirements on service providers. Read More… Government of Canada ...

Skyway Recommended March 3rd to March 15th

This week: Netflix Move Raises Net Neutrality Questions; MtGox Revelations; Security Expert Silences Self; XP Concerns; U.S. Cloud Storage Warning   The NOW Newspaper | Netflix buys preferential access: Net neutrality questions are coming to a head Something very, very bad recently happened in the U.S. regarding the battle for net neutrality, something that could shape ...