McAfee rolls out 2014 versions of security products

With the end of 2013 in sight, McAfee Inc. has launched next’s year line of security suites aimed at consumers and small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). On Monday, the security solutions provider released

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Candice So

Does anti-virus software make things worse?

According to the handy Wolfram Alpha search engine, some 24.5 years have passed since the introduction of the first Internet virus. And the first self-replicating malware to exist on the Internet’s precursor, the

Published on: June 6th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

A third of all malware undetected by virtualized security networks

Roughly a third of malware sent to a virtualized environment for analysis is able to elude detection, a security expert says.Security vendors sell virtualized appliances to run and analyze thebehavior of suspicious applications

Published on: June 20th, 2012 Antone Gonsalves

Why Windows 8 offers better security for startups

When Windows 8 comes out later this year, the new Start screen and Metro-style apps will likely be the first changes you'll notice, but those aren't the only things that are new. Microsoft

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Eric Geier

Intel SBA helps users manage, monitor PC performance

Intel Corp. recently launched a hardware and software-based tool designed to automatically monitor and manage laptop and desktop performance and security without interfering with computing activities of the machine’s user.The Intel Small Business

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Digitally signed malware becoming prevalent

Security companies have recently identified multiple malware threats that use stolen digital certificates to sign their components in an attempt to avoid detection and bypass Windows defences.When it was discovered in 2010, the

Published on: March 15th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Latest Avast Antivirus gets cloud updates, file reputation and remote assistance

Avast Free Antivirus 7 is set to be released on Thursday and will have new features including cloud-based updates, remote assistance and file reputation. Avast Free Antivirus is one of the most popular

Published on: February 23rd, 2012 Lucian Constantin

How to avoid falling for Valentine cyber scams

Cyber scammers are out to tug on your heart and purse strings this Valentine’s Day with their usual spam and online fraud arsenal but you can avoid being heartbroken by following these tips

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

3 awesome security tips for 2012

by Claudiu Popa Everything I'm reading these days indicates that hacking and malware infections are going to increase in 2012. I don't need to provide references here because everything you're reading does too.

Published on: January 3rd, 2012 Claudiu Popa

Canadian biz failing in social media security

The good news: Canadian businesses and workers are among the world's leaders in social media use.The bad news: The vast majority of Canadian businesses are way behind in protecting their organizations against social

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Rogue

Good news from the security frontline. The phenomenon of rogue antivirus 'scareware' really does appear to be on the wane, at least according to figures from security company Enigma Software.The US-based company's statistics

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 John E. Dunn

Finally, some statistics on the impact of cybercrime in Canada!

By Claudiu Popa   It’s about time. Since most companies do not benefit from security monitoring tools and technologies and many of those that do aren’t inclined to share their unfortunate events for fear

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Apple responds to fake antivirus attacks

Apple on Wednesday updated the malware engine included with Snow Leopard to detect the newest version of MacDefender, the fake antivirus program that's plagued users for the last month.The update was the latest

Published on: June 3rd, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Malicious Facebook app infects 5 million in 48 hours

The post from Timothy Wong, one of ITBusiness.ca's Facebook friends, sounded apologetic: Is it just me or is there another Facebook app spambot? Looks like it started sometime today. It appears to be

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano