Critics of Microsoft’s XP patch decision fail to see the big picture

Punditry is a never ending race to distract and influence large audiences with antagonistic points of view put forward by quasi-intellectual iconoclasts. Often derided as irrelevant, the practice is alive and well in

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 5th, 2014 Claudiu Popa

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

Size doesn’t matter when it comes to protecting against online attacks

Lately it seems rare to read a technology section and not see a story about a targeted online security attack. With Stuxnet, Duqu and now Flamer making big headlines, targeted attacks have become

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 17th, 2012 Paul Wood

New trojan steals credit cards from hotel computers

A remote access computer Trojan (RAT) designed to steal credit card details from hotel point-of-sale (PoS) applications is being sold on the underground forums, researchers from security firm Trusteer said in a blog post on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 18th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Hackers picking on Windows Media Player exploit

Security researchers from antivirus vendor Trend Micro have come across a Web-based attack that exploits a known vulnerability in Windows Media Player."Earlier today, we encountered a malware that exploits a recently (and publicly)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 27th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Hackers demo privacy exploit in Facebook API

Facebook is ignoring a serious shortcoming in the way it limits application developers' access to information about Facebook users, according to a pair of hackers. The problem is in the way Facebook's APIs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

Google updates Chrome with safe browsing feature

Google on Tuesday updated Chrome to version 12, adding a new tool that warns users when they've downloaded files from dangerous Web sites. The company also patched 15 bugs in the browser and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft fixes IE flaw being hit by attackers

Microsoft today patched three vulnerabilities in Windows, one that could be exploited by attackers who dupe users into visiting a malicious Web site. The company also debuted a new defensive measure to help

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 12th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Six security risks SMBs need to guard against

Social media networks and mobile devices top the list of six security risks that small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) need to focus on, according to security experts. The mad rush for businesses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

60 charged for stealing money with Zeus trojan in U.S.

U.S. authorities have charged more than 60 people in connection with the money-stealing Zeus Trojan program, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The arrests follow a Tuesday U.K. sweep that led to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 1st, 2010 Robert McMillan and Jeremy Kirk

Big spike in Microsoft Windows attacks

Microsoft urged Windows users to update their software Tuesday, saying it's now seen more than 25,000 attacks leveraging one of the critical bugs fixed in July's monthly security patches.Microsoft researchers tracked a "fairly

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2010 Robert McMillan

Explosion of online malware confounds security firms

New research has further confirmed the difficulties security software companies are having keeping up with an explosion in malicious software programs on the Internet.Security software from major vendors can take an average of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Unpatched SMS flaw lets hackers ‘take control’ of iPhone

Apple Inc. has just over a day left to patch a bug in its iPhone software that could let hackers take over the iPhone, just by sending out an SMS (Short Message Service)

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 30th, 2009 Robert McMillan and Joaquim P. Menezes

Hacker uses Trojan to steal account numbers, swindle $112,000

A Hampton, New Hampshire, man has pleaded guilty to fraud charges for his role in a scheme to empty brokerage accounts by installing malicious Trojan horse software on victims' computers.According to court documents,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 10th, 2009 Robert MacMillan