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

Building a spy phone is as easy as injecting malware into Android apps

Kevin McNamee stands in front of his laptop on a low stage, a phone in his hand as he scrolls through a program showing his phone’s screen, magnified on a projector screen beside

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2013 Candice So

Microsoft turns corner on malware spike in Canada

Installing anti-virus software really does make a difference, or at least that's the message that Microsoft Corp. is getting across at the Sector security conference in Toronto. A malware spike experienced in Canada

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians not protecting smartphone data with BYOD, Symantec study finds

Canadian consumers and small businesses are taking some serious risks in failing to guard their smartphones and their data, according to a new study from Symantec Corp. Releasing its 2013 Norton Report yesterday,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 2nd, 2013 Candice So

McAfee rolls out 2014 versions of security products

With the end of 2013 in sight, McAfee Inc. has launched next’s year line of security suites aimed at consumers and small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). On Monday, the security solutions provider released

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 9th, 2013 Candice So

Symantec updates Norton product line to penalize bad behaviour

As children across the country are headed back to class this week, teachers will be on the lookout for early signs of which students will be trouble over the course of the year

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 4th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Are online banking apps, mobile ransomware a match made in cybercrime heaven?

In a recent report, antivirus software maker McAfee (now safely in Intel's hands and no longer related to notorious troublemaker/troubadour John McAfee) reports a vast increase in the number of unique instances of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 22nd, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Fortinet’s new line of appliances converge security with networking

Fortinet's 10 new appliances are designed to help businesses stay secure while simplifying their network infrastructure. The security vendor announced its new line of unified threat management boxes on July 19. Whereas IT

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Negligent insiders contribute to costly data breaches

Canada has experienced its share of high profile data breaches in the past year, with much of the attention focused on storage devices gone missing from government departments. While protection against hacking attacks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2013 Sean Forkan

‘Lionytics’ takes spam battle to social media

Developers looking to ward off spam from social media and email now have one more tool in their arsenal, thanks to new software from Ottawa-based Lionhardt Technologies. Lionytics, an anti-spam application programming interface

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 8th, 2013 Candice So

The next person to hack your company could be anyone – if they’re willing to pay

Forget Anonymous, or even a high-profile hacker like Weev, famous for exposing a loophole at U.S. mobile giant AT&T. The next hacker eyeing your company as a potential way to cash in could

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 3rd, 2013 Candice So

One size security doesn’t fit all for SMBs: Kaspersky

SAN FRANCISCO – Many small businesses view IT security as either a daunting undertaking or an unnecessary expense, but some form of security is necessary for any small business, and it’s not a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canada a landing pad for foreign hackers, report finds

Canada is playing host to a slew of foreign cybercriminals, making it one of the top countries in the world for hackers looking for a destination to plant their malware, phishing and command

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 12th, 2013 Candice So

Does anti-virus software make things worse?

According to the handy Wolfram Alpha search engine, some 24.5 years have passed since the introduction of the first Internet virus. And the first self-replicating malware to exist on the Internet’s precursor, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2013 Claudiu Popa