You are always under attack
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You are always under attack

b-ISTR-Annual-Report-heroThreats to online security have grown and evolved considerably in 2012. From the threats of cyberespionage and industrial espionage to the widespread, chronic problems of malware and phishing, we have seen constant innovation from malware authors.

We have also seen an expansion of traditional threats into new forums. In particular, social media and mobile devices have come under increasing attack in 2012, even as spam and phishing attacks via traditional routes have fallen. Online criminals are following users onto these new platforms. And if you don’t think they have their eye on you, think again. Take a look at these myths busted:

Screen Shot 2013-05-03 at 2.15.23 PMCanadians have become prime targets for cybercrime.  The average Canadian spends over 3 hours a day on social media sites, 45 hours a month online, and every second Canadians send more than 3,000 text messages.


A simple click on a website link, downloading an innocent looking app for your child, reading a story your friend shared on Facebook, responding to an unknown text, can result in privacy and cybercrime attacks…and you might not even know it.

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Bob Benedetti

Former RCAF Fighter Pilot Bob worked for CTV Montreal as a Reporter, Producer and Executive producer for 35 years retiring in 2004. Bob started reporting on personal technology in 1995 at CTV and continues today at Home Technology Montreal

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