PRISM sounds like an acronym from the cold war. I think about Get Smart or Man from UNCLE; secret handshakes and the dome of silence. The difference now is that the top spies are spying on us.
CIRA‘s latest Cyber Security Tip Sheet is about Mobile Devices. Our mobile devices have become such an integral part of our lives. With the constant technological innovations being introduced in the market, may of us assume that our devices have greater security and privacy capabilities compared to laptops and desktops. As a result, we start exercising less caution when using our phones, which can lead to serious security and privacy issues.
Any time you add personal details to your online profile, there is the risk that a scammer may steal them. Though many may seem innocuous, it may only take a few details–your full name and your full date of birth, for instance–to open the door to your online accounts. As well, if your status updates aren’t kept private scammers may watch them to gather details that will let them guess your password or your security question.
CIRA’s migration to the EPP platform, which occurred almost 1 year ago in October of 2010, made some significant changes to how the .CA domain is handled in many regards. Since many customers still have questions about these changes, we thought it would be worthwhile to have a look at how most registrants were affected by the switch:
Most of us have, at one time or another, dreamed of escaping it all and disappearing to a Caribbean island or a log cabin in the mountains for some peace and tranquility. While this particular dream will elude most of us (and would probably get a little dull after a couple of weeks), those who value their privacy may want to look to the new dot TEL name to provide it.