Big increase in master boot record attacks: McAfee report

Any startup looking to gain a foothold in a given market knows there's a minimum threshold to surpass before you can start gaining traction - a niche that must be carved out and

Published on: June 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Online privacy attacks up by 42%, SMBs targeted

Watching your back online for cyber-criminals tracking your movements might be a smart move, as targeted attacks on online privacy shot up by 42 per cent this year, according to a new study

Published on: May 30th, 2013 Candice So

Half of Canadians own at least three digital devices

Canadians love their digital devices. And we have a lot of them. A new study released by security vendor McAfee looking at the online surfing habits of Canadians, and our attitudes towards Web

Published on: May 14th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Top 7 ways to secure your Web site

Pleasing customers is a top priority for business owners, and building trust is a large part of that. When an e-commerce Web site gets hacked or compromised, customers are at risk of identity

Published on: March 31st, 2013 Sean Forkan

McAfee report outlines evolving threat landscape

Security vendor McAfee released its McAfee Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2012 this week, reporting that sophisticated attacks originally targeting the financial services industry are now hitting other critical sectors of the economy. “We

Published on: February 22nd, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Canada one of most popular countries to host malware, phishing operations: Websense

Canada is one of top countries in the world most affected by malware and phishing, according to a report from a San Diego-based security vendor. The biggest cyber-security threat faced by businesses over

Published on: February 13th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Million dollar botnet Bamital taken down

A major clickfraud Trojan that's been operating for more than three years and reaped more than $1.1 million in returns for its operators has been shut down, Symantec Corp. announced this morning.Working with

Published on: February 7th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Android becomes malware magnet as popularity surges

Android has reached the same volume of malware threats in less than three years that the PC took 14 years to see, according to a report by Trend Micro. The security vendor released

Published on: January 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Security vendor reports security threats increasing

Security software and solutions vendor McAfee released its third quarter threat report on Wednesday, finding a significant increase in mobile malware and a new record for database breaches.Additionally, McAfee reported jumps in ransomware

Published on: November 14th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

‘Malnets’ blamed for two thirds of all cyberattacks this year

‘Malnets' are surpassing botnets as the latest innovation in cyber infections, according to research from security vendor Blue Coat. Malware delivery networks use compromised servers to spread malware toPCs when users click on

Published on: October 3rd, 2012 Christine Wong

Latest Sophos security releases target Android malware, Dropbox files

Sophos has released a new free anti-virus app for Android devices. As explained in our source story from Network World, theapp scans formalicious apps and malware on Android devices. In November it will

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Mobile malware soars more than 2,000 per cent in just one year

The number of unique malware variants targeting mobile devices skyrocketed by 2,180 per cent in just one year, a new study has found. The increase was recorded by ABI Research between the first

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Christine Wong

Don’t fall for this old scam

By Paul Wood Fake antivirus has been around for a while and it’s a booming business/cybercrime enterprise that probably isn’t going anywhere soon. It is also one of the most popular types of

Published on: September 19th, 2012 Paul Wood

Old Adobe Flash installs on Android could be security risk

Just as Google’s Android platform has officially dropped support for Adobe Flash, more security issues have emerged for the software that’s still widely used on the Web.As reported in PCWorld, Adobe’s quarterly update

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson