RCMP warns against child porn scareware

Have you recently received a warning that your computer may contain child pornography? Don't be too quick to sign up for any repairs. The Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre warned on Wednesday that scareware messages

Published on: April 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

ICANN now accepting Top-Level Domain applications

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has started accepting applications for new generic top-level domains, a move that has the potential to befuddle consumers and provide a gold mine for scammers.There

Published on: January 13th, 2012 John P. Mello Jr.

How to avoid falling prey to Libya 419 scams

 By Nick Johnston  As seen in the past, 419 or advance-fee fraud scammers (who typically promise large amounts of money, but demand upfront fees or payments first) are quick to react to current

Published on: March 4th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

‘Likejackers’ use Justin Bieber to hook Facebook users

“I can’t believe a GIRL did this just because of Justin Bieber.” If you ever see a post like this on your Facebook page enticing you to click on a video - stay

Published on: March 4th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Watch out for these 5 holiday tech scams

The holiday shopping season is a great time to get tech products at discounted prices, but it also creates a golden opportunity for the Web's scam artists. The FBI, McAfee, the Better Business

Published on: November 29th, 2010 Jared Newman

Dating scams on the rise

Dating scams are a common spam email problem.  Spam relating to sex or dating currently accounts for approximately 4 per cent of global spam.  In a typical scam, a recipient (male or female)

Published on: September 22nd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

The decade of convergence and the (n)ever-changing risk landscape

A full decade after convergence was hailed as the next big thing, right around the turn of the millennium; this elusive concept is making a comeback. The difference is that we now have

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Claudiu Popa