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

Smartphone apps gain added security, privacy features

Security vendor McAfee has released an updated version of its Mobile Security offering that now includes AppLock, a new feature focused on user privacy within their smartphone apps. Related Story | McAfee's Android

Published on: December 11th, 2012 Jeff Jedras

Phone-based defence from mobile malware with Norton Mobile Security

Smartphones and tablets are becoming increasingly prevalent in our daily lives, and study after study shows mobile threats and malware are on the rise. Research published last week by security vendor McAfee found

Published on: November 21st, 2012 Jeff Jedras

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

Canadians receive high marks on cybersecurity IQ

Canadians are actually wiser than most of their foreign counterparts when it comes to cybersecurity, new research suggests. We have a higher cybersecurity IQ score, so tospeak, than the globalaverage when it comes

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Christine Wong

McAfee’s Android app updated after more than 1 million downloads

Computer viruses and malware have become such an expected part of the Internet experience that it has become the habit of every Windows PC user to install some sort of security software product.

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Brian Jackson

BitDefender, Avast come out on top in antivirus protection tests

BitDefender came out on top as the most effective antivirus product at blocking computer viruses and malware and Avast performed the best of free antivirus software in a set on independently conducted tests released this

Published on: July 20th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Data lost or breached at 82.5 per cent of government IT systems in Canada

Government IT managers in Canada are over-confident and reactive rather than proactive when it comes to protecting public data from security threats, a new study suggests. Although 97.5 per cent of government IT

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Android malware increases 1200% in first quarter: McAfee

Levels of computer malware continue to soar sky high with more than 8 million samples detected in the first quarter of 2012, according to a McAfee Inc. report.Significant jumps at the beginning of

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Published on: March 28th, 2012 Jeremy Kirk

How to avoid falling for Valentine cyber scams

Cyber scammers are out to tug on your heart and purse strings this Valentine’s Day with their usual spam and online fraud arsenal but you can avoid being heartbroken by following these tips

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Hackers could attack modern cars without even touching them

An unsuspecting driver opens her door and steps into her new car, placing her smartphone on the dash as it connects with the in-car infotainment system for hands-free features. Little does she know

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Intel, McAfee link security to the chip

Nearly seven months after Intel shelled out US$7.68 billion for antivirus vendor McAfee, the two companies are offering a glimpse of their future.At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco Tuesday, McAfee will

Published on: September 14th, 2011 Robert McMillan

Were you a victim of Operation Shady RAT?

Whether you believe McAfee that Operation Shady RAT was a major hacking operation taking place over five years and affecting every industry, or Symantec Corp.'s rebut that those hacks weren't such a big

Published on: August 9th, 2011 Nestor Arellano