Operation Shady RAT: Canadian targets among those hacked

Every company in every conceivable industry is compromised by hackers - or will be­ shortly - according to a report from McAfee, a major maker of cybersecurity software."I am convinced that every company

Published on: August 3rd, 2011 John Ribeiro and John P. Mello Jr.

Five better ways to read PDF documents

A couple weeks back I wrote about Sumatra PDF, a speedy and lightweight replacement for slow and lumbering Adobe Reader. I really hit a nerve! Several readers wrote in with their own assessments of

Published on: March 17th, 2011 Rick Broida

Symbian OS most threatened mobile platform, McAfee says

Threats to smartphones and tablet devices were increasingly common in 2010, according to research by Internet security company McAfee Inc. The firm released its Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2010 this week—a report that

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Goo.gl fake antivirus worm spreads across Twitter

By Tony Bradley Twitter and Twitter users are being targeted by a malicious worm. The worm sends out tweets with a goo.gl shortened URL link directed to a rogue antivirus application. The attack

Published on: January 24th, 2011 IDG News Service

Six security risks SMBs need to guard against

Social media networks and mobile devices top the list of six security risks that small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) need to focus on, according to security experts. The mad rush for businesses

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Secure your IT in a quarter of an hour

Managing IT security can be more than a full-time job, but Bryan Simon has learned that not everyone can give it those kinds of hours. That’s one of the reasons why Simon, senior

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Shane Schick

Money-stealing mobile Zeus botnet on the loose, McAfee reports

McAfee today revealed its McAfee Threat Report for the third quarter of 2010. Information like that provided by McAfee in these quarterly reports is valuable for IT admins--enabling them to keep a finger

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Tony Bradley

McAfee maps world’s riskiest Web domains

In the world of online search, just as in real estate, the mantra for safe bets is “location, location, location”, according to security experts from McAfee Inc., who recently mapped out the world's

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Bell, McAfee offer cloud-based Internet Protect to SMBs

Bell Canada and McAfee Inc. have partnered to offer small and mid-sized businesses a cloud-based, complete PC security service, the companies announced this week.Bell Internet Protect is a monthly subscription service available to

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Security software offering less protection, tests reveal

The latest tests of consumer of antivirus software released on Tuesday show the products are declining in performance as the number of malicious software programs increases, a trend that does not bode well

Published on: October 20th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

11 most annoying Web applications

They install themselves, marking their territory with icons. They flash distracting, trivial alerts on the screen in front of you. They demand that you install the latest update, and they won't take no

Published on: September 6th, 2010 Mark Sullivan

Ultimate security software guide – get the best bang for your buck

Just a few short years ago, all a PC needed for protection was a basic antivirus program to guard against any malware that arrived via an e-mail attachment, embedded in a shareware application

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Frank J. Ohlhorst

Explosion of online malware confounds security firms

New research has further confirmed the difficulties security software companies are having keeping up with an explosion in malicious software programs on the Internet.Security software from major vendors can take an average of

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Top 5 myths about tech security

Think you can hide behind the privacy of an "unlisted" cell phone number? Think again. Maybe you believe you don't need security software on a Mac or iPad. You'd swear that Firefox is

Published on: May 10th, 2010 Bill Sydner