Ransomware attacks see dramatic increase: McAfee

The latest McAfee Labs Threat Report from Intel Security warns of a rapid proliferation of new ransomware attacks, as well as HDD and SSD firmware attacks by a major computer espionage group and

Published on: June 10th, 2015 Jeff Jedras

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

Hackers piggybacking off legitimate apps to install mobile malware

If you were desperate for another round of Flappy Bird and downloaded a clone of it, once the game’s creator took the original down, you may have downloaded malware as well, according to

Published on: June 26th, 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

6 questions to ask when choosing an encryption solution

By Pat Correia, senior product marketing manager at McAfee Inc. I was pleased to participate in ITWorldCanada.com’s recent #EncryptITWC Twitter chat and it was great interacting with IT experts and users alike over

Published on: May 15th, 2014 blogger

#FollowFriday – 3 people to follow in marketing, 3D tech, and privacy

For today's edition of our #FollowFriday post, we've rounded up a list of three people whose tweets are retweet-worthy. Whether they tweet on marketing and leadership, 3D technology, or privacy and security, these

Published on: February 6th, 2014 Candice So

There may be no data sovereignty in the cloud: McAfee chief privacy officer

One of the most talked about issues today is that of data privacy.  And, in the digital world, the privacy of one’s data matters and needs to be vigilantly protected.  Whether you are

Published on: February 5th, 2014 Brian Clendenin

IT administrators are shadow IT’s worst culprits

We've all been warned about the dangers of the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon - employees are using their personal devices for work, and with those personal devices come their own apps for storage and

Published on: December 6th, 2013 Candice So

Cybersecurity video highlights from Technicity

Canadian cyber-security experts from both the public and private sector descended upon Toronto today to take part in Technicity, an event co-hosted by IT World Canada and the City of Toronto. In between

Published on: November 26th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Interview with McAfee’s Doug Cooke

What are the key security issues facing Canadian businesses? Complexity is the top one, according to Doug Cooke director of sales engineering at McAfee. Mobile devices mean the number of endpoints are exploding,

Published on: November 8th, 2013 Jim Love

Virtual currencies like Bitcoin help criminals launder money, McAfee report finds

With the rise of virtual currencies like Bitcoin and Second Life’s Linden dollars, it’s not just early adopters swapping their physical cash for Internet bits and bytes. A lot of criminals are taking

Published on: October 16th, 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

Published on: September 9th, 2013 Candice So

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

Sony Xperia Z, head-to-head with the ZL

"Almost the same, but not quite" - that's one way to describe Sony Mobile's Xperia Z and its predecessor, the ZL. Sony released the ZL back in April, while its younger sibling, the

Published on: August 12th, 2013 Candice So