Electric toothbrush DDoS story false: Was a “mis-translation.”

The recent viral story about hackers launching a Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack on 3 million internet-connected toothbrushes serves as a compelling lesson in cybersecurity...

BlackBerry reverses IoT divestment, names John Giamatteo as new CEO

BlackBerry Ltd. has recently made a pivotal change in its operational strategy, opting to retain its internet-of-things (IoT) division rather than proceeding with the...

BlackBerry names new CEO, will split cybersecurity and IoT businesses

BlackBerry’s new leader is the former head of its cybersecurity business unit. The Waterloo, Ont., company said this morning that John Giamatteo is its new chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors, effective immediately. Richard Lynch, who has served as interim chief executive officer since Nov. 4, after the departure of

Zero-Day vulnerabilities in routers and cameras exploited by hostile botnet

Security researchers at Akamai have discovered two new zero-day vulnerabilities being actively exploited to incorporate routers and video recorders into a hostile botnet. These...

Chen mum on his future with BlackBerry

John Chen isn’t saying if he will stay with BlackBerry now that the board has decided to split the Waterloo, Ont. company into two parts next year. Asked Tuesday at a briefing for investors and financial analysts on his future, the company’s executive chair and CEO replied, “The true answer is, I don’t know. “And

BlackBerry to split cybersecurity, IoT divisions

BlackBerry has made it official: It plans to split the Canadian company in half. In a news release Wednesday, the company said its board has decided that separating the IoT and Cybersecurity business units into two independently-operated entities “is the optimal strategic direction for BlackBerry.” The company signaled its intention in May, saying the board

Researchers looking into cybersecurity of Canada’s power, IoT sectors

Researchers at a Québec university are investigating two of the country’s biggest cybersecurity worries: The readiness of power utilities to face cyber attacks, and the security of wireless industrial internet-connected devices. News of the projects came Thursday when Ottawa announced it has given the University of Sherbrooke the second half of just under $2 million

Chinese made Android phones are built to collect and transmit personal data of users

A group of researchers from the University of Edinburgh and Trinity College Dublin published an article titled "Android OS Privacy Under the Loupe -...