One in five Macs harbour PC malware

A recent security scan of 100,000 Apple Macs found that almost three per cent were infected with Mac-capable malware including the recent Flashback Trojan, security company Sophos has reported. All told, 2,700 machines

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Several Mac apps tainted with password-stealing software

Intego, makers of security and privacy apps for the Mac, warned on Tuesday that some Mac software include a new piece of invasive spyware. Macworld has obtained a preliminary list of the applications

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 2nd, 2010 David Chartier

Kingpin in $100 million scareware scam was a fugitive

The CEO of a company accused of making more than $100 million selling harmful "scareware" antivirus products was already a fugitive from U.S. authorities, following his arrest in 2008 on criminal counterfeiting charges.Shaileshkumar

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 1st, 2010 Robert McMillan

How your BlackBerry makes you a target for spies

IPhone lovers and other smartphone users should take heed: A security researcher showed ways to spy on a BlackBerry user during a presentation Wednesday, including listening to phone conversations, stealing contact lists, reading

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 8th, 2009 Dan Nystedt

Norton Internet Security 2010 takes reputation-based approach to security

The just-released beta of Symantec's Norton Internet Security 2010 is more notable for what's under the hood than what you actually see. However, if you're planning to try it out, you'd better not

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 9th, 2009 Preston Gralla

FBI agents use spyware to catch cable-cutting criminal

The FBI used spyware to catch a Massachusetts man who tried to extort Verizon and Comcast by cutting 18 data- and voice-carrying cables in 2005, documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 21st, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Calgary firm routs spyware, raises efficiency with smart security spending

Today, at a time when IT managers are being called upon to do more with less, security spending is coming under greater scrutiny. That's to be expected. And yet it's now – when

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Teacher’s living nightmare could have been avoided with some IT smarts

Since I posted my screed last week about Julie Amero, the Connecticut middle school teacher who almost did hard time because a computer in her classroom was infected with malware, I heard from

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 3rd, 2008 Robert X. Cringely

Teacher who narrowly escaped jail in spyware case says her life is ruined

If there's a poster child for the dangers of spyware, it's Julie Amero. The 41-year-old former substitute teacher was convicted of four felony counts of endangering minors last year, stemming from an Oct.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 1st, 2008 Robert McMillan

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: August 7th, 2008 Preston Gralla

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

Hot tips on avoiding PC security pitfalls

Viruses, spyware, and worms. Oh, my! We all know the dangers inherent in accessing the Internet, and we all take precautions. Yet our PCs still occasionally get infected because we can't know everything.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 24th, 2008 Lincoln Spector

How to heal a spyware-riddled PC

What do I do if I suspect someone is controlling my PC? When my IP address has been changed without my knowledge? My boot-up process is getting harder unless I unplug the Ethernet

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 4th, 2008 Ron Nutter

Security startups cash in on botnet scourge

A small group of IT security startups are hoping to cash in on the rise of the botnet scourge as businesses -- telecommunications carriers and Internet service providers, in particular -- seek new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 4th, 2008 Matt Hines