Is that email a phishing scam? Here’s how to tell

Email phishing scams have grown more sophisticated since they first began popping up in corporate inboxes in the 1990s. Early phishing emails were relatively easy to detect as they were characterized by poor

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Meridith Levinson

Canada’s Do Not Call List on life support

The national program to block unwanted telemarketing calls and faxes is being thrown a lifeline by the federal government.Canada's Do Not Call List (DNCL) program which is run by the Canadian Radio-television and

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Free and easy email encryption with Enlocked

Like many people, I rely heavily on email to communicate with all sorts of folks. And sometimes, whether it's sending tax information to my husband or credit card information to the owner of

Published on: April 4th, 2012 Liane Cassavoy

Beware of bogus Better Business Bureau e-mails

Cyber criminals are targeting businesses with malware-bearing e-mails purporting to originate from the Better Business Bureau, according to security software firm Symantec Corp .The same trend was spotted earlier by security company Sophos

Published on: February 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

BMX X6 reads your e-mail for you

BMW's ConnectedDrive vision sees future cars taking advantage of the fast wireless networks we now use for our cell phones. Drivers could be streaming various services and entertainment to their cars while speeding

Published on: February 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

RIM’s PlayBook 2.0 OS finally out but is it too late?

Almost a year after the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet was introduced, Research In Motion has delivered a new OS that brings a native e-mail client to the device. PlayBook OS 2.0 is probably what

Published on: February 21st, 2012 Daniel Ionescu

Can Ottawa make minced meat out of spam?

So why does everyone hate spam so much anyway and why would the government want to take action against it? We take a look at the history of spam and some of the

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Moncton startup dials into demand for big name business advice

You could call it dial-a-dealmaker.One of Canada’s best-known, east coast, high-tech entrepreneurs is usinga low-tech way to connect budding entrepreneurs with big name businessexperts: the phone. Would-be CEOs can get one-on-one advice over

Published on: January 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Never miss a parcel delivery again with BufferBox

Delivery failure is not an option.That's the motto on the Web site of BufferBox.com, a Waterloo, Ont.-based startup founded by a team of University of Waterloo Mechatronics Engineering grads fed up with missing

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Three top automated email reminder plugins and services

Many of us use our email inbox as a to-do list. Keeping that to-do list organized and easily accessible is a daunting task--especially with scores of new messages arriving daily. Each of these

Published on: December 21st, 2011 Liane Cassavoy

How to make a local backup of your Gmail account

Some unfortunate Google users have suffered through a "Googlesplosion" -- by which I mean Google losing its Borg-like mind and obliterating all of your email. This has happened, admittedly rarely, to some Google

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Mark Gibbs

Is it time to do away with email?

by Nestor E. Arellano I’ll be off this Friday and two more days next week. My editor, Brian, will be taking a few days off this week as well and I imagine a

Published on: December 15th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

HeroBox shooting for global startup competition win

Toronto entrepreneur David Tran points out that it wouldn't make a whole lot of sense to open up a retail location filled with products and then not staff it with salespeople looking to

Published on: November 25th, 2011 Brian Jackson

More hackers hijacking email, Facebook accounts

More hackers are hijacking email and Facebook accounts but almost a quarter of their victims are doing nothing to prevent falling prey again, a new global study says. The amount of spam sent

Published on: October 24th, 2011 Christine Wong