AskMen.com sending visitors to download malware, Websense says

Updated on June 24, 2014 at 4:50pm ET to reflect comments from AskMen.com. Hackers have compromised AskMen.com, a men’s interest website on dating, celebrity news, and health – and they could be infecting

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2014 Candice So

Government agencies still vulnerable to Heartbleed, study says

The Heartbleed OpenSSL bug just refuses to die. Now it looks as if the measures many web sites, including some belonging to Canadian provincial and federal governments, may still be at risk despite

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 12th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Microsoft issues patch for Internet Explorer, includes Windows XP

Microsoft Corp. is issuing an emergency update to Internet Explorer today, aiming to patch a vulnerability found Apr. 26 – and it’s also releasing this update for Windows XP, despite ending support for

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 1st, 2014 Candice So

CRA loses 900 SIN numbers through Heartbleed bug

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has suffered a data breach thanks to the Heartbleed vulnerability, losing about 900 Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) of taxpayers stored in its database. First reported last week, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 14th, 2014 Candice So

Windows XP: The final shutdown

On April 8, Microsoft Corp. will end its support for the Windows XP operating system. After 12 long years of receiving security updates, having Microsoft technical support answering your phone calls or emails,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 1st, 2014 Brian Jackson

How did Snapchat get hacked?

Already, 2014 has started off with a data breach - on New Year's Day, Snapchat, a popular social network for photo messaging, fell victim to a hack attack. A website called SnapchatDB.info posted

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 3rd, 2014 Candice So

Trend Micro’s 5 predictions for cybersecurity in 2014

Mobile banking heists, exploited vulnerabilities, and data breaches – these could be the cybersecurity hallmarks of 2014, according to a new report from security software provider Trend Micro Inc. In a report released

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 2nd, 2014 Candice So

File sharing apps full of security flaws – even from Apple App Store

A file sharing application may be a quick and handy way to get a file from point A to point B – but it may also be riddled with gaping security holes, according

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 25th, 2013 Candice So

Windows XP PCs are 6 times more likely to be infected: Microsoft

Businesses still running Windows XP are six times more likely to become infected by malware than users running new operating systems (OS) like Windows 8, according to a new report from Microsoft Corp.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 31st, 2013 Candice So

Dell offering tool for SMBs to migrate away from Windows XP

As the day marking the end of Windows XP support looms ahead, Dell Inc. has launched a new program for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) looking to migrate away from the outdated operating

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 7th, 2013 Candice So

Adobe’s server hacked, making data of 2.9 million customers accessible

Adobe Systems Inc. is reporting one of its servers has been hacked, with attackers getting a look at the customer IDs and encrypted passwords of as many as 2.9 million users. In a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 4th, 2013 Candice So

Hackers compromise thousands of Web sites

Several criminal gangs have acquired administrative log-in credentials for more than 200,000 Web sites -- including the one used by the U.S. Postal Service -- and have used the compromised domains to attack

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 6th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Open mobile platforms vulnerable to attacks

The opening up of the mobile industry is great news for application developers but not so good for IT security professionals who want to sleep at night, executives from the security industry said

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 15th, 2008 Stephen Lawson

‘Mebroot’ is one tough rootkit says F-Secure

A rootkit uncovered in the wild in December is proving to be a real headache to detect, according to Finnish security company F-Secure. Dubbed "Mebroot," the rootkit infects the master boot record (MBR),

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 5th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk