Malware attacks threaten firms with Facebook presence

Businesses dipping into the world of social media are increasingly vulnerable to virus infections, security experts told ITBusiness.ca."When you think about it there's absolutely no reason for cyber criminals not to hit a

Published on: March 26th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Botnet toolkit lets hackers completely control compromised PCs

New capabilities are strengthening the ZeuS botnet, which criminals use to steal financial credentials and execute unauthorized transactions in online banking, automated clearing house (ACH) networks and payroll systems. The latest version of

Published on: March 15th, 2010 Ellen Messmer

Firms using XP vulnerable despite recent Microsoft patches

Since the Windows 7 operating system (OS) launch Microsoft Corp. has downgraded vulnerabilities it recently issued patches for. That's good news, say researchers at anti-virus firm Symantec Corp., as it's a sign security

Published on: March 12th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

What Hollywood tells you about hackers

Quick: What's a hacker? A pimply faced teenager in a dark bedroom trying to start World War Three, or a thirty-something professional with mad computer skills?Although today's hacker is more likely to be

Published on: February 26th, 2010 Robert MacMillan

Facebook — get your security act together, says frustrated expert

Dear Facebook,I appreciate your service. I really do. I'm sure that many of your 400 million active users appreciate it as well. But now that you have a market value estimated at billions

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Ira Winkler

Heartless 419 scammers prey on Haiti relief donors

While Canadians today the option of using SMS and other social networking tools to deliver financial aid to tens of thousands of victims in the Haiti's worst earthquake ever, cybercrooks have lost no

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Is Google really fed up with censorship and spying in China?

Google’s very thinly veiled intimations of pulling out of the world’s largest Internet market highlights the issue of industrial espionage that trouble’s many foreign firms doing business in China.  The search engine giant

Published on: January 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

The decade of convergence and the (n)ever-changing risk landscape

A full decade after convergence was hailed as the next big thing, right around the turn of the millennium; this elusive concept is making a comeback. The difference is that we now have

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Claudiu Popa

How to detect and defend against iPhone worms

So you jailbroke your iPhone. Maybe you wanted to try out some of the third party apps. Maybe you just wanted to tweak your interface. Either way, you did it without changing your

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Patrick Miller

Another Panda-mic? Deadly Panda virus expected to strike again

A computer worm that China warned Internet users against is an updated version of the Panda Burning Incense virus, which infected millions of PCs in the country three years ago, according to McAfee.The

Published on: November 30th, 2009 Owen Fletcher

‘Rogue’ smartphones could be used to launch DDoS attacks, warns RIM exec

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Al Sacco

Countries may be ordering botnet attacks to confound enemies

Nations that want to disrupt their enemies' banking, media and government resources don't need their own technical skills; they can simply order botnets from cybercriminals.That's a point made in McAfee's new report "Virtually

Published on: November 18th, 2009 Ellen Messmer

Twitter use for business jumps 250 per cent in 6 months

The use of social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook to promote businesses has exploded over the past six months, according to the results of a study that were released the other day.People

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Free iPhone app lets you track swine flu outbreaks

A free iPhone app called "Outbreaks Near Me" is designed to help users track and report oubreaks of swine flu and other infectious diseases. Researchers at Children's Hospital in Boston built the application

Published on: November 9th, 2009 Matt Hamblen and Joan Goodchild