Malware miasma

Malware threats on the Web grew at an exponential rate over the first half of 2008, security experts say.During this period, there was a new Web page infected with malicious content every five

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

SMBs lulled into false sense of online security

A majority of small to medium-size businesses in North America mistakenly assume that they are too low a target for cyber crooks, but a new survey indicates that the sector is in fact

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Vicious Trojan attacks on gaming sites also pose business threat

Vociferous and widespread attacks against online gaming accounts by cybercriminals have spawned a new family of Trojans.These Trojans dominate malware activity worldwide and also poses a threat to businesses, a security expert warns.Trojans

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 21st, 2008 Brian Jackson

Norton AntiVirus 11 provides ‘set it and forget it’ protection

One company's name springs to mind when it comes to antivirus products: Symantec. Norton AntiVirus (NAV) is the 800-pound gorilla of anti virus software, on both the Mac and the PC, and NAV

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2008 Scott McNulty

How to not have your Web site hacked like Sony’s

The U.S. Sony Playstation Web site is the latest high-profile victim of a hacker attack on business sites that's spreading malware at breakneck pace, says a security vendor. Sophos PLC reported that Sony

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 4th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Chinese, US sites biggest hosts of malicious code

More than half the sites spreading malicious code are hosted on Chinese networks, an anti-malware group said Wednesday.p>Of the over 213,000 malware-hosting sites analyzed last month by Stopbadware.org -- a joint effort of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 26th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft fix pulverizes password theft software on 2 million PCs

Microsoft's June security updates were bad news for online criminals who make their living stealing password information from online gamers.The company's Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) – a program that detects and removes

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 24th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Fourteen fabulous Internet tools and most of them free – Part 2

Read Part 1 of this story. E-Mail and IM The Internet is all about communications--but as we all know, it is not always as easy to communicate as we would like. These downloads

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Misconfigured, virus-laden laptop nearly ruins a life

Last week, prosecutors dropped their year-old case after a state investigation of Michael Fiola's computer determined there was insufficient evidence to prove he had downloaded the files."We could not meet our burden of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 19th, 2008 Robert McMillan

There’s a cyber war looming and we’re doing little about it

"Rogue" states and criminal organizations have stepped up their capabilities to launch crippling online attacks, says technology strategist who has briefed U.S. members of Congress on threats of a "cyber war".That's the bad

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Dumb and dumber – Legendary bloopers committed by IT admins

For those of us who make our living behind a keyboard in IT, it's hard to imagine a more time-tested vulnerability than the end user. Armed with network access, these IT viruses wreak

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 18th, 2008 Andrew Brandt

ING DIRECT builds Rapport – offers free anti-phishing software

Consumers just don't feel very good about handing over their personal information to online banks, and that's a situation ING DIRECT hopes to change by offering a free anti-phishing software download, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Ten powerful – and free – security downloads for Windows PCs

To use an Internet-connected computer is to be insecure and place your privacy in danger. Spyware, viruses, Trojans and assorted malware are everywhere on the Net, trying to hop onto your PC and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Rent-a-botnet service makes launching attacks easier

Online fraudsters that aren't highly skilled in the arts of cyber crime can now rent a service that offers an all-in-one hosting server with a built-in Zeus trojan administration panel and infecting tools,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 16th, 2008 Andrew Hendrey