USB drives aren’t secure, researchers say

It's no big surprise USB drives can carry malware, or that they can infect our computers if we don't use antivirus software and reformatting to keep them malware-free. But those aren't the only

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 31st, 2014 Candice So

New variant of malware, Gyges, can quietly exfiltrate government data

There’s a new piece of malware targeting government organizations – and according to the security researchers who unearthed it, it’s basically invisible and can avoid being detected for a long period of time.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 18th, 2014 Candice So

Trustwave promises customers zero malware with new offering

U.S.-based security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is launching a new managed services offering – and it’s promising that businesses that sign up for it will never get infected with malware. Trustwave’s new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2014 Candice So

IT managers avoiding unlicensed software for security reasons, BSA says

Among business owners, one of the biggest concerns of using unlicensed software is the chance of installing malware through an unpatched, unsafe version of the software, according to a new survey from the

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

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

FIFA World Cup is hackers’ chance to score personal data

It’s a ritual once every four years – fans gathering in soccer jerseys emblazoned with their favourite players’ names across the back, storming pubs and bars all over Canada to cheer on their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 4th, 2014 Candice So

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

Heartbleed – don’t panic, but take swift action

What is it?  What impact can it have on your business?  Should you be concerned?  What can you do? Heartbleed is a vulnerability that has been around for two years, but it was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2014 Jim Love

Block hackers by learning the 7-step ‘kill chain’ method

Hackers and cybercriminals are becoming savvier, with the bulk of their attacks now aimed at specific targets, according to a new report from security solutions provider Websense Inc. Instead of launching Hail Mary-esque

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

Malware from spying on governments now used in cybercrime, Sophos says

Advanced persistent threats (APTs), once the province of hackers hired to spy on foreign governments and to gather intelligence, are no longer a rarity in the world of cybercrime – cybercriminals are now

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

How the cloud can improve security: Courtot

SAN FRANCISCO - After the warnings about the cloud and its potential threats to security, it seems counter-intuitive to say the cloud can actually help businesses shore up the security of their data.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

10 security concerns for the public cloud: Russinovich

SAN FRANCISCO - It’s not news that businesses are moving more and more of their data to the cloud. But even as cloud storage and computing have hit the mainstream, there are a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

One shared database in security’s future: Trilling

SAN FRANCISCO – With all the weekly headlines about new malware, dangerous threats, and unforeseen attack vectors, it might be easy to believe that hackers will soon be the victors of the cybersecurity

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2014 Candice So

Pony malware targeting passwords and Bitcoins uncovered

Correction: The original version of this story said there were attacks on 73,000 different websites. The correct number is 93,000. We regret the error. Security researchers have uncovered a new type of malware

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 26th, 2014 Candice So