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

How hackers can get inside your head

You’re just sitting at your desk, minding your own business, trying to get some work done. You’re not a powerful executive or someone with access to the corporate jewels. Still, cybercriminals are targeting you.

Published on: February 24th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Like your pancakes with a side of malware?

In another tale of web surfer beware, visitors to the web site of British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver that came looking for a pancake recipe were also served an unexpected side dish: malware.

Published on: February 19th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

Network intrusions: A 2015 prediction from Howard Solomon, former editor at ITWorldCanada.com

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALIvWJbsnE4 In the year 2015, the ability of IT to detect network intrusions won't improve. There will be more stunning attacks, so your job in the short run is defense. Train staff on

Published on: December 15th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Why data breaches keep happening

Target, Home Depot, and last week, Staples – it seems as though there are always new headlines cropping up about data breaches at major retailers or restaurants. For consumers, that can be worrying

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

Businesses’ chief security concern is data security: Kaspersky

Protecting data from being leaked or hacked – that’s the top security priority for businesses around the world, according to a new survey from Kaspersky Labs. In a survey released today, which Kaspersky

Published on: October 27th, 2014 Candice So

McAfee adds to legal chorus: Bieber is dangerous

Add this to accusations of vandalism, impaired and dangerous driving, for Stratford, Ont.-born mega pop star Justin Bieber's jacket: He's the Canadian most likely to lead web surfers to a malicious site, according

Published on: October 1st, 2014 Dave Webb

IAB launches an anti-fraud campaign for the ad industry

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) is kickstarting a campaign that will try to keep other industries accountable when it comes to ad fraud. Today, the IAB released its "Anti-Fraud Principles," a set of

Published on: September 17th, 2014 Candice So

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Published on: June 4th, 2014 Candice So