“Dumb terminals” may be a smart solution to data theft

It's sometimes referred to as a "dumb terminal" – a 2lb, 10x7-inch computer with a Web browser, but no hard drive or storage capabilities. Industry insiders say such a contraption may come in

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

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

Five failsafe tips to halt hackers

For so many business owners, the line between their own identity and that of their business is, at best, blurred. So when it comes to protecting themselves from identity theft, they have twice

Published on: October 14th, 2008 Justin Petruccelli

How social networks are turned into deadly botnets

A team of researchers have built a malicious Facebook program in an experiment to demonstrate the possible dangers of social networking applications.The experiment shows the ease with which attackers could dupe large number

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

The Terminator can’t get rid of this “data breach” bill

An amended version of a closely watched data breach bill that was vetoed by California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger last October is once again headed to his desk for approval.The bill - known as

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Jaikumar Vijayan

Why posting your mother’s maiden name on Web 2.0 sites can be so risky

A recent Google search of MySpace Inc.'s popular social networking site for several variations of terms describing a person's maternal grandparents returned more than 11,000 search results.The search by security researcher and author

Published on: August 27th, 2008 By Heather Havenstein and Jaikumar Vijayan

SMBs underestimate cybercrime risks

The latest survey from security vendor McAfee has found that small to medium-size businesses in North America and Europe wrongly conclude their revenue is too low to draw the attention of cybercriminals.p>SMBs are

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk

Enhanced driver’s license program a “threat” to privacy

Despite widespread privacy concerns, several Canadian provinces are pushing through with the implementation of the enhanced driver's license (EDL) scheme that seeks to link U.S.-Canada border security measures. In January, British Columbia became

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

A million reasons why Canadian firms should be worried about security

Canadian companies and government organizations collectively lose $1.25 million annually, on average, to IT security breaches, and nearly a quarter of firms here are dissatisfied with their own security policies, a recent survey

Published on: August 11th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

SMBs lulled into false sense of online security

A majority of small to medium-size businesses in North America mistakenly assume that they are too low a target for cyber crooks, but a new survey indicates that the sector is in fact

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian retailers have 3.6 billion reasons to battle tech-enabled theft

A broad range of criminal activities are eating away at retail profits and causing Canadian merchants to lose as much as $3.6 billion each year, according to a recent survey. While employee and

Published on: June 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Ten powerful – and free – security downloads for Windows PCs

To use an Internet-connected computer is to be insecure and place your privacy in danger. Spyware, viruses, Trojans and assorted malware are everywhere on the Net, trying to hop onto your PC and

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Spam totally out of control, experts say

Although the motivation may be the same there's now very little to relate today's spammers to the original daddy of unsolicited e-mail, according to technology security experts.Some 30 years ago, Gary Thuerk, sent

Published on: May 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Sweet-toothed employees willing to exchange passwords for candy

Is your network secure enough to fight off chocolate?The short answer: probably not. Even with all of the security-related news in recent years, Infosecurity Europe's now famous experiment (it just completed the sixth

Published on: April 21st, 2008 Mark Gibbs