KRACK – WiFi Security Risk

You might have seen recent reports about a newly-identified risk (nicknamed KRACK), which enables crooks to bypass security on home Wi-Fi routers (the device that attaches to your modem to distribute Wi-Fi around your home). The alert relates to the most common security setup in a router, known as WPA2. You don’t have to be […]

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ID Crooks Target Cell Phone Number Theft

Has someone stolen your cell phone number and is now pretending to be you, receiving and making calls and sending texts in your name? Is phone number theft even possible? The answer to that second question is a definite “yes.” It’s the latest identity theft trick sweeping the country. According to research firm Javelin, more […]

Identity Theft

In just about every country around the world there are people who make a living stealing other people’s identities. In fact, identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in Canada and stories of computer hacking, viruses and scams appear in the news almost daily. And while it may seem like something that only […]

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Microsoft Office Scam

We reported earlier about how scammers use the name of Microsoft Office to phish for personal, sign-on information. Hot on the heels of that warning comes news of an email currently circulating purporting to be from Microsoft with a message that says something like “You have 2 new Office 365 messages concerning your security update.” […]


2017 ACCPA Crime Prevention Conference

Successful crime prevention takes the entire community to become engaged. ACCPA is the hub for Alberta to share best practices in crime prevention between community members & organizations, government and law enforcement. This years’ conference took place May 2 & 3 at the Clarion Hotel in Calgary, Alberta and brought together ACCPA members, partners and experts, […]


Recognizing Albertans who protect our communities

Six individuals and organizations have received 2017 Alberta Community Justice Awards in recognition of their outstanding contributions to neighbourhood safety, social outreach and the prevention of crime. FRONT ROW: Lindsay Daniller (REACH Edmonton); Staff Sergeant Frank Cattoni (SORCe); Dr. Andre P. Grace (Comprehensive Health Education Workers Project); Beverly Salomons (Alberta Citizens on Patrol Association); Jessica […]