How to protect your company against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any legacy Windows systems to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack that is

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Malware found pre-installed on nearly 2 dozen mobile devices including Galaxy 8

While people are becoming increasingly diligent about what they download on their mobile devices, they may now have to worry about their phones coming with malicious software already pre-installed. According to new research

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Weekly Update – Amazon AI, Android malware in Google accounts, Canadian immigration

IT World Canada's Eric Emin Wood and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. Amazon unveils 'Alexa for the enterprise,' SQL database support at Re:Invent Android malware steals

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Android malware steals Google account information from 1 million users

There's a reason to make sure devices you or you administer have the latest software -- the older the software, the more likely hackers can find vulnerabilities. Proof of that was demonstrated this

Published on: December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Your headphones may be listening to you

Headphones: timeless, indispensable technology used across the globe for listening to music, making phone calls, and even as makeshift microphones, or... listening devices? A group of Israeli researchers at Ben Gurion University have

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Alex Radu

Think before you selfie – mobile malware might be watching

Facial recognition technology might be a boon for mobile payment security, but it also represents another weapon for cybercriminals, a cybersecurity expert warns. A mobile research team inside Intel Security Group's McAfee Labs

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pokémon Go a breeding ground for malware, Proofpoint warns

Security concerns related to Pokémon Go are nothing new - but in addition to existing problems regarding user privacy, the game could also leave its players vulnerable to malware, a new blog post

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Watch out for the enemy within

Quick – name a security risk to your business that represents over half of security attacks. Did you think “people inside my business?” Probably not. Yet the 2015 IBM Cyber Security Intelligence Index

Published on: April 11th, 2016 Monica Goyal

Programmatic advertising fuelling the rise of malvertising: study

Cyber criminals are quick to exploit any advance in technology, and it appears they’ve clambered aboard the programmatic advertising bandwagon to launch a new style of malware: malvertising. IT security company RiskIQ used

Published on: August 4th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Ransomware attacks see dramatic increase: McAfee

The latest McAfee Labs Threat Report from Intel Security warns of a rapid proliferation of new ransomware attacks, as well as HDD and SSD firmware attacks by a major computer espionage group and

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

6 emerging security trends, from electric cars to the connected home

Dell has released its annual Threat Report, highlighting emerging threat trends and looking at the most common attacks observed in 2015. The report is based on research from Dell’s Global Response Intelligence Defense

Published on: April 14th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cybercrime is getting easier and what’s old is new again

New techniques are blending with old and exploit kits are making it easier to create advanced threats – these are among the conclusions of the 2015 Threat Report from Websense Security Labs. The

Published on: April 8th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Cyber threats don’t worry women as much as men: Kaspersky

A recently released survey conducted by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International reveals that female Internet users care less about protecting themselves online than men. While awareness may be a factor, the survey also revealed that

Published on: March 6th, 2015 Dave Yin

Trying to make a causal link between unlicensed software and malware

In its ongoing quest to warn Canadians of the perils and costs of using unlicensed software, the Business Software Alliance (BSA) has released a report that tries to prove a link between the usage

Published on: February 26th, 2015 Jeff Jedras