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CAFC Financial Crime Trend Bulletin: Counterfeit Merchandise

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre produces regular bulletins to help Canadians to better protect themselves against fraud.     Canadians shopping online need to be on the lookout for deals that can be too good to be true. The Canadian Anti‐Fraud Centre continues to get reports of Canadians buying merchandise online that turn out to be counterfeit. Websites …

CAFC Financial Crime Trend Bulletin: Phishing

The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre produces regular bulletins to help Canadians to better protect themselves against fraud.   Phishing scams are traditionally associated with misleading and deceptive emails, falsely claiming to be from a legitimate organization such as a financial institution, business or Government agency in an attempt to have the consumer surrender private and personal information. Scammers …

Develop with protocols for better OTR encryption

Cryptography done right has become important as the impacts of poor implementations are increasingly felt by journalists, whistleblowers and political activists around the world. Nik Unger and Dr. Ian Goldberg at the University of Waterloo have been working on improving cryptography for messaging. Cryptography is designed to provide a level of security for messages beyond …

Could Network View Inconsistency Affect Virtualized Network Security Functions?

Software Defined Networks (SDN) are becoming more commonly used in the cloud. This virtualizes network functions as software instances in the cloud. Mohamad Aslan amd Ashraf Matrawy at Carelton University look at how this characteristics of SDN could affect the performance of Intrusion Detection Systems(IDS) on SDN. Network controllers collect information from other controllers and …