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Tips for your cyber clients on creating stronger passwords

May 1, 2019 by Jason Contant

Brokers advising their clients on cyber security should inform them that re-using passwords – or using passwords in the first place – is not the best practice. “Passwords still have their use, but not as a way to uniquely verify

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Easy advice to help protect your clients against cyber attacks

April 30, 2019 by Jason Contant

What’s one easy piece of advice you can provide to your clients to help protect them from cyber-attacks? Change your passwords. Nearly one-third (30%) of people in Canada and the United States use the same passwords for all or most

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Why re-using online passwords is so dangerous

April 4, 2018 by Jason Contant

Brokers should be advising their clients that the re-use of passwords across multiple websites and accounts could be a disaster waiting to happen, a cybersecurity specialist told Canadian Underwriter Wednesday. Lisa Baergen, marketing director of Vancouver-based NuData Security, a Mastercard Company,

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Fraud vigilance increasing among polled Canadians: Equifax Canada

February 28, 2017 by Canadian Underwriter

Surveyed Canadians are becoming more vigilant about guarding against fraud, with the lion’s share of respondents taking measures to protect their personal information and three in 10 seeking help to ensure they are alerted should a fraud be under way.

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VerticalScope, online forum operator, hacked; says it’s beefing up security

June 20, 2016 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – VerticalScope, a Toronto-based company that operates hundreds of websites and online forums, was the victim of a hacker earlier this year who stole millions of user records. “We believe that any potential breach is limited to user names,