Trojan watch

We continue to research how proliferation of IoT devices affects the daily lives of users and their information security. In our previous study, we touched upon ways of intercepting authentication data using single-board microcomputers. This time, we turned out attention to wearable devices: smartwatches and fitness trackers. Or more precisely, the accelerometers and gyroscopes inside … [Read more…]

Two major Canadian banks hacked and blackmailed

While the US was celebrating Memorial Day on Monday, Canada was dealing with an unusual and major data breach affecting two popular financial institutions: Simplii Financial and the Bank of Montreal (BMO). The CBC broke the story and updated it throughout the day to mention that at least 90,000 customers were affected by this attack … [Read more…]

SEO poisoning: Is it worth it?

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) poisoning basically comes down to getting your web page high in the rankings for relevant search results without buying advertisements or using legitimate, but tedious, SEO best practices. Instead, threat actors use illegal means to push their page to the top. Sometimes, this technique is also referred to as black hat … [Read more…]