US gov’t focuses on cybersecurity backdoor defences

As part of a comprehensive cybersecurity push, the U.S. government will focus on improving its network defense capabilities and on revamping acquisition rules to protect against malicious code installed during the manufacturing process

Published on: September 16th, 2008 Grant Gross

Stretching security – the mobile device challenge faced by the enterprise

Trying to secure laptops, cell phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices today is "terrifying," says Christopher Paidhrin, IT security and HIPAA compliance officer at Southwest Washington Medical Center. "End-point security is scarily immature."

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Tom Kaneshige

Paris Hilton is McCain’s running mate

As if John McCain's selection of neophyte Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to fill the second half of the Republican Party's presidential bill wasn't sensational enough, spammers proclaimed Paris Hilton as the unlikely running

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Eight e-mail scams that have suckered millions

Congratulations, you won the lottery in a country whose name you can't even pronounce! A wealthy oil executive in a far-off land wants to give you millions of dollars, right now! Sexy girls

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Nick Mediati and Anne B. McDonald

Hackers exploit Olympic fever to infiltrate PCs of unsuspecting fans

Cyber-criminals are using the Olympics to put malware on the podium, hijacking legitimate Olympic coverage and content so as to infect those involved with the Beijing Games and its fans, according to security

Published on: August 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

CloudAV could “supercharge” anti-virus security

Combining multiple vendor offerings in a virus-scan service delivered via cloud computing technology could be very effective in detecting malware, according to research from the University of Michigan.The new approach – dubbed CloudAV

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Fabulous and free – 15 downloads to protect your privacy

One of the worst privacy invaders the world has ever seen is the Internet. When you surf, Web sites can find out where you've been and can gather other information about you. Trojan

Published on: August 7th, 2008 Preston Gralla

Three new browsers that say ‘no’ to malware

The latest browsers are fighting back against the never-ending assault from online crooks who want to sneak malware infections through your browser and onto your PC. Firefox 3, Opera 9.5, and, soon, Internet

Published on: August 6th, 2008 Erik Larkin

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

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

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

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

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

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

Published on: June 26th, 2008 Gregg Keizer