Advancements in malware have changed the landscape of cybersecurity, says eSentire

When it comes to protecting an organization from malware, it's a constant game of cat and mouse, according to Sean Blenkhorn, the chief product officer for eSentire Inc., who recently published a report

Published on: October 18th, 2019 Buckley Smith

Industry anti-messaging abuse group meets this week in Montreal

Tired of getting phony calls from Visa about an alleged abuse of your credit card? Angered about the way your firm's logo is being used in phishing attacks? There's a big meeting this

Published on: October 15th, 2019 Howard Solomon

Hashtag Trending – Canada’s new digital charter, cybercrime gang busted, Phoenix pay system an expensive fix

Trudeau cracks down on social media, an international cybercrime gang is taken down, and throwing out the troubled Phoenix pay system … eventually. First up from Twitter is Canada’s plans to launch a

Published on: May 17th, 2019 Mandy Kovacs

Ransomware for everyone?

We all know that Software as a Service (SaaS) makes managing software easier, but there's a dark side to every technology, and the dispiriting truth about SaaS is that it makes the deployment of

Published on: October 30th, 2017 Catherine Aczel Boivie

Kaspersky founder speaks out about spying allegations

Kaspersky Lab can't wait to see 2017 in the rear-view mirror. It has not been a banner year for security vendor Kaspersky Lab. The Moscow-based company has repeatedly been under fire for alleged

Published on: October 27th, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

How do you protect yourself from Microsoft Office malware?

Recently, antivirus company McAfee has warned users that Microsoft office has a potentially harmful virus inside that can install malware into the PC of users once the user installs MS Office in his

Published on: October 25th, 2017 Ellie Martin

Canada’s summer of ransomware ends with a spike [Malware map]

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from August 2017. Overall malware infections were on the down curve over the summer in Canada, but it looks like hackers are focusing in

Published on: September 11th, 2017 Brian Jackson

How to protect your company against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Executives in charge of security should immediately warn employees against opening any suspicious Word documents and apply patches to any legacy Windows systems to avoid falling victim to a ransomware attack that is

Published on: May 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Malware found pre-installed on nearly 2 dozen mobile devices including Galaxy 8

While people are becoming increasingly diligent about what they download on their mobile devices, they may now have to worry about their phones coming with malicious software already pre-installed. According to new research

Published on: March 14th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Weekly Update – Amazon AI, Android malware in Google accounts, Canadian immigration

IT World Canada's Eric Emin Wood and Alex Radu discuss the top stories of the week in tech news. Amazon unveils 'Alexa for the enterprise,' SQL database support at Re:Invent Android malware steals

Published on: December 2nd, 2016 Alex Radu

Android malware steals Google account information from 1 million users

There's a reason to make sure devices you or you administer have the latest software -- the older the software, the more likely hackers can find vulnerabilities. Proof of that was demonstrated this

Published on: December 1st, 2016 Howard Solomon

Your headphones may be listening to you

Headphones: timeless, indispensable technology used across the globe for listening to music, making phone calls, and even as makeshift microphones, or... listening devices? A group of Israeli researchers at Ben Gurion University have

Published on: November 25th, 2016 Alex Radu

Think before you selfie – mobile malware might be watching

Facial recognition technology might be a boon for mobile payment security, but it also represents another weapon for cybercriminals, a cybersecurity expert warns. A mobile research team inside Intel Security Group's McAfee Labs

Published on: October 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Pokémon Go a breeding ground for malware, Proofpoint warns

Security concerns related to Pokémon Go are nothing new - but in addition to existing problems regarding user privacy, the game could also leave its players vulnerable to malware, a new blog post

Published on: September 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood