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Shane Schick

    Shane Schick tells stories that help people create value with information technology. He is an editor-at-large with IT World Canada, the editor of Allstream's expertIP online community and the editor of a U.S. magazine about mobile apps called FierceDeveloper. Shane was previously IT World Canada's Vice-President, Content & Community (Editor-in-Chief), leading a digital-first strategy that included a transition from print publications to online portals and magazines. Shane regularly speaks to CIOs and IT managers at events across Canada about how they can contribute to organizational success, and comments on technology trends as a guest on CBC, BNN, CTV and other programs. A former columnist with the Globe and Mail and a technology columnist with Yahoo Canada, Shane has been recognized for journalistic excellence by the Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance and the Canadian Online Publishing Awards, where he has also served as a judge. 

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    Researchers Find Six Mobile Vulnerabilities in Android Bootloaders

    Mobile vulnerabilities in chipsets of several leading manufacturers could leave Android phones open to attack by cybercriminals.

    CovertBand Hijacks Smart Devices for Surveillance Purposes Using Sound Waves

    Researchers have created a tool that emits sound waves in smart devices to track human movements. This ability opens up new possibilities for spyware.

    Website Security ‘Honor Roll’ Shows Firms Still Need to Work on Data Protection

    The OTA "Online Trust Audit and Honor Roll" graded more than 1,000 consumer-facing firms on website security and found that many are simply failing.

    Chipotle Data Breach Investigation Shows Fraudsters Aimed at Endpoints

    Chipotle released the results of an internal investigation that revealed poor endpoint security and maintainance was to blame for a data breach.

    Apple Patch Update Fixes Bugs Discovered by Pwn2Own Contestants

    A recent Apple patch update addressed critical vulnerabilities discovered by contestants at this year's Pwn2Own hacking competition.

    Google Research Suggests Ad Injectors Could Be Stealing Data

    Google has discovered more than 84,000 ad injectors placing unwanted software on websites, which isn't merely an annoyance but a major security risk.