Tag Archive: Warn

Canadian banks BMO and Simplii Financial warn of large data breaches

Make sure to add two-factor authentication.

Two Canadian banks, including the country’s fourth-largest, are reporting Monday that they have been hacked and customer data accessed.

BMO and CIBC-owned Simplii Financial separately went public with breaches to their systems on May 28, noting that customer information, including bank account specifics and potentially addresses and phone numbers, were stolen.

Here’s what’s known so far:

The breaches appear to be separate, though it’s possible they were from the same person  [Read More…]

Google will now warn you before you load sites with deceptive ads or buttons

Google has announced that it is taking a step forward in protecting web users from deceptive embedded ads or buttons on websites with Safe Browsing. With the change, Google’s Safe Browsing will start looking out for embedded content that tries to do the following:

Pretend to act, or look and feel, like a trusted entity — like your own device or browser, or the website itself. Try to trick you into doing something you’d only do for  [Read More…]