CASL’s computer software installation laws could shake up tech industry

With Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) set to come into force on July 1, many companies have been hard at work overhauling the ways they send commercial emails and messages to their customers. Yet

Published on: May 22nd, 2014 Candice So

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

Intel SBA helps users manage, monitor PC performance

Intel Corp. recently launched a hardware and software-based tool designed to automatically monitor and manage laptop and desktop performance and security without interfering with computing activities of the machine’s user.The Intel Small Business

Published on: April 12th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

TDSSKiller digs out rootkits

Recently I spent some time rescuing my sister-in-law's laptop from some seriously nasty malware. Even after running utilities like Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, then using UnHide to restore the system's missing icons and folders, something

Published on: February 16th, 2012 Rick Broida

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

How to recover your PC from a malware attack

Is your computer running slower than usual? Are you getting lots of pop-ups? Have you seen other weird problems crop up? If so, your PC might be infected with a virus, spyware, or

Published on: November 17th, 2011 Eric Geier

Canadian biz failing in social media security

The good news: Canadian businesses and workers are among the world's leaders in social media use.The bad news: The vast majority of Canadian businesses are way behind in protecting their organizations against social

Published on: October 5th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Sophisticated polymorphic malware is on the rise

By Paul Wood Recent research from the July 2011 Symantec Intelligence Report found cyber criminals are more aggressive than ever before when it comes to spreading malware over e-mail using more sophisticated polymorphic

Published on: August 3rd, 2011 Paul Wood

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood

Wave of online scams, malware follows bin Laden’s death

On Sunday, a Twitter account called @ReallyVirtual based in Abbottaba, Pakistan, tweeted about helicopters and explosions in the area, just about six hours before news broke that United States intelligence operatives have attacked

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Nestor E. Arellano and Joan Goodchild

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

What caused sudden drop in spam traffic?

It has been widely reported that global spam volumes have decreased, especially on October 3 when spam levels dropped to their lowest for some time.  At Symantec Hosted Services we have a wealth

Published on: October 28th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Malware, spam in 10 per cent of Facebook links

It's doubtful if Lady Gaga's poker face would break into a blush if she found out that her Facebook page which has close to 19 million fans, recently hosted 1,717 instances of online

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

“Here You Have” malware takes online world by storm

A worm known affectionately as "Here You Have" based on the subject line of the infected e-mail used to propagate it has quickly spread into a global malware attack. The efficacy of the

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Tony Bradley