Canadian SMBs may have a false sense of IT security: study

Canada's small and medium sized businesses may be underestimating the need to plan for IT disasters compared to SMBs in other countries around the world, a new survey shows. Symantec surveyed 2,053 businesses

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Avira releases free Mac antivirus, Android tracker

German security company Avira has released free antivirus software for Apple Macs, joining a host of security software providers offering protection for OS X.Avira said Apple's market share for computers has increased, which

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 28th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

Average data breach cost falls for first time in seven years

The average organizational cost of data breaches has decreased for the first time in seven years, according to a study released by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute on Tuesday.In 2011 the average cost

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 20th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Spammers adopt new attack strategies for ‘New Year’

by Paul Wood The New Year saw an increase in global spam levels as spammers continued to take advantage of holidays and major current events in an effort to entice users to click on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

Hackers selling off Web credentials amassed in huge databases

Cyber-criminals have amassed so many credentials for various social networks and Web services that they are now creating the equivalent of discount factory outlets to sell them off, Trusteer Research reports. The Web

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Anti-spam advice from MessageLabs

Canada's anti-spam law - it's been debated by politicians for years and security companies have long warned that businesses need to prepare for it, and now it's finally happening. Canada'a parliament passed Bill

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Windows Web servers under threat from new public exploit

Researchers at Symantec yesterday confirmed that working attack code published Jan. 6 can cripple Web servers running Microsoft's ASP .Net.The proof-of-concept exploit was published last Friday on GitHub, a site that hosts software

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 12th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Don’t blame Android – mobile fraudsters prey on the naive

Google is yanking a number of apps from the Android Market after discovering that they are fraudulent. Although such apps are more likely to be found with Android than on rival platforms, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 15th, 2011 Tony Bradley

‘All Hell breaks loose’ when DDoS attacks strike, Toronto victim says

Pagers start buzzing, Tweets start flooding the screen, phones start ringing and every other incoming information sensor starts blinking – that's how Mark Jeftovic knows his Toronto-based domain name server service is being

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

A new twist on shortened URLs as spam carriers

by Paul Wood For some time Symantec has been warning social networking users to beware of shortened URLs as sometimes it can be hard to see where the link will actually lead. Spammers have

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Paul Wood

Cyber criminals get more aggressive with social engineering tactics

by Matt Sergeant Cyber criminals are more aggressive with their social engineering tactics as evidenced in the September 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report. This month, roughly 72 per cent of all e-mail-borne malware contained

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 12th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Symantec DLP for tablets: Security or strong arm tactic?

It's a late night, and you've fired up Facebook on your ACME.com company-owned iPad to post some bad news. "A reduction in workforce is going to happen this week," you type into your

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 5th, 2011 Tom Kaneshige

Symantec takes Norton mobile and into the cloud

Symantec Corp. is targeting the tablet market and extending its security offerings to the cloud with the release of its Norton 2012 product line.Along with the updated versions of Norton Internet Security and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 20th, 2011 Christine Wong