McAfee names Jann Arden as 2018’s most dangerous Canadian celebrity

Jann Arden is the most dangerous celebrity to search online, says McAfee Corp. The Calgary-born singer-songwriter is associated with the highest number of search results that could compromise a user's security. Criminals leverage

Published on: October 2nd, 2018 Tom Li

Cyber-security predictions for 2013

With the end of 2012 fast approaching, security software vendors are gazing into their crystal balls to predict what the threat landscape will look like in 2013.While obviously flipping another page in a

Published on: November 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Small firms must do more for safe online banking, experts say

Use a dedicated computer for online banking transactions to stay safe says the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and American Bankers Association – but that alone won’t cut it if businesses really want

Published on: January 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Online retailers buckle down security for holiday season

FRAMINGHAM - One predictable trend in recent years has been a sharp increase in online attacks directed against retailers during the holiday shopping season. This year is proving to be no different either,

Published on: December 8th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Billion-dollar underground economy run over IRC

Cybercriminals have been scared away from Web forums to Internet Relay Chat (IRC) servers where they continue to do a brisk trade of financial information worth billions of dollars, according to a new

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Brian Jackson

500,000 bots blotted out with shut down of Web hosting firm

The shutdown last week of a U.S.-based Web hosting company crippled more than 500,000 bots, or compromised computers, which are no longer able to receive commands from criminals, a security researcher said today.Although

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson