Compromised Gmail accounts used to flog Canadian pharmaceutical sites

Google is investigating a growing number of reports that hackers are breaking into legitimate Gmail accounts and then using them to send spam messages.The problem started about a week ago but seems to

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Robert McMillan

Pharmaceuticals drive February spam

Spam continued to be the scourge of inboxes around the world in February, when the spam rate surged to 89.4 per cent, an increase of 5.5 per cent over the previous month. As

Published on: March 18th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Dangerous delusions about e-mail and online safety

I can't stop thinking about my experience last month when I had to reload Windows XP for a friend. It makes me think we need to reconsider how we in the security world

Published on: March 18th, 2010 Kenneth van Wyk

Everything you need to know about Google Wave

Google Wave is one of the most hyped but least understood services Google has ever launched. Part of the problem is that--while it's about collaboration and real-time communication--it has no direct parallel to

Published on: March 2nd, 2010 Gina Trapani

New Threats and High Spam Rates Mark the Beginning of 2010

It’s no secret that scammers and spammers are always looking ahead to capitalize on topical news and seasonal activities to target unsuspecting web users. Whether it’s the New Year’s spam we’ve just intercepted

Published on: February 11th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Gadgets making us a ruder workforce, study shows

While smartphones and laptops have made our lives easier, they have also apparently made us ruder.Fifity-one per cent of of 1,400 CIOs recently polled by Robert Half Technology say the availability of mobile

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano and Brad Reed

H1N1 spam scam unleashes havoc

A massive spam campaign that poses as a message from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) asking people to register for H1N1 vaccinations remains a big problem today, a security researcher said.The messages

Published on: December 4th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Three companies benefit big time from Twitter-style microblogs

When Twitter launched in 2006, few people could have predicted how microblogging would change online communication. Today, microblogging, or short-form text updates posted to the Web, has exploded in popularity. As a result,

Published on: December 2nd, 2009 Kristin Burnham

Five fantastic features of Exchange 2010

Microsoft faces increasing competitive pressure from its Web-based rival, Google Apps, as it prepares to make Exchange 2010 generally available on Nov. 9. Microsoft promises an online version of Exchange 2010 will follow

Published on: November 5th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Frank and simple IT advice for small businesses: back up, blog and borrow

Not long ago, someone asked what I would do if I were a government czar on small business, like the czar on the auto industry. I'm taking this further and proclaiming myself Small

Published on: November 3rd, 2009 James E. Gaskin

Dive into Google Wave for the ‘coolness’ factor alone

Google Wave is a groundbreaking real-time collaborative tool that has the potential to be an ideal way for members of a group to work with one another. But it's not clear how useful

Published on: October 26th, 2009 Preston Gralla

iLane promises a productive drive, delivers frustration

The iLane is one of those new gadgets that make you feel as though you've entered the future – promising to read your e-mail to you out loud while you drive, and a

Published on: September 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

4 fabulous sites for work and fun

From keeping up with the latest buzz in your market, to broadcasting your ideas and comments, to uncovering dubious online offers and letting off steam via worthwhile DIY projects, these four Websites have

Published on: August 26th, 2009 Rick Broida

5 iPhone apps to brighten up your work day

Much has been written about a your identity being wrapped up in your iPhone, much like a car can be a reflection of someone's personality. All of which got me thinking: What do

Published on: August 11th, 2009 Tom Kaneshige