World’s leading Web brands team up with banks to end phishing scams

Can industry heavyweights Google, PayPal, Microsoft and AOL -- along with 11 others in high-tech such as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as the financial world's Bank of America and Fidelity Investments --

Published on: January 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall 2012 stops hackers cold

ZoneAlarm Free Firewall has been arguably the most popular third-party firewall for Windows. It's a two-way firewall that's designed to help protect your PC from hackers getting in and any malicious programs on

Published on: December 12th, 2011 Eric Geier

Users could stop nearly all infections by updating, Microsoft report says

Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes areavailable, Microsoft says.A zero-day is a vulnerability for which a patch is not yet

Published on: October 13th, 2011 Julie Bort

Cybercrime affects minimum of two-thirds of all Canadians

More than two-thirds of Canadians have been victims of cybercrime in the past year, costing a total loss of $863 million in cash and an average of nine days of lost productivity per

Published on: September 9th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Tumblr login credentials stolen in phishing attack

Tumblr is dealing with an aggressive phishing campaign. Only recently launched, it aims to steal log-in credentials and employs many of the well-known social engineering tactics that scammers use on social media sites

Published on: June 28th, 2011 Joan Goodchild

Trojan steals virtual currency Bitcoin, Symantec says

Security firm Symantec is warning that more people may end up like Bitcoin user "Allinvain" and find their Bitcoin digital wallets pilfered by malicious hackers.Symantec recently discovered a Trojan called Infostealer.Coinbit lurking on

Published on: June 20th, 2011 Ian Paul

Spammers abusing domain parking services on a massive scale

By Nick Johnston Domain parking, the act of registering an Internet domain name without placing any content on the website, is a common practice for a business website in the pre-launch stage. These

Published on: June 7th, 2011 IDG News Service

Windows users falling prey to social engineering tactics

The next time a web site says to download new software to view a movie or fix a problem, think twice. There's a pretty good chance that the program is malicious.In fact, about

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Robert McMillan

Cutwail botnet raising spam levels once more

 By Paul Wood There has been a recent increase in the amount of malicious email traffic detected by MessageLabs Intelligence despite a continuous decrease in the actual number of spam mail distributed.  The

Published on: May 12th, 2011 Paul Wood

Canada’s phishing activity booming, report warns

Canada's squeaky clean image earned a few smudges recently in a report released by Internet security firm Websense which named the country as now the world's number two host for phishing sites.Canada, which

Published on: May 10th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: An overview of common online threats

Osama bin Laden's death in a U.S. commando raid on his hideout in Abottaba, Pakistan has the Internet ablaze with discussions and speculations in the last couple of days.Not surprisingly, the amped up

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Wave of online scams, malware follows bin Laden’s death

On Sunday, a Twitter account called @ReallyVirtual based in Abbottaba, Pakistan, tweeted about helicopters and explosions in the area, just about six hours before news broke that United States intelligence operatives have attacked

Published on: May 3rd, 2011 Nestor E. Arellano and Joan Goodchild

10 Internet threats you want to know about

By Claudiu Popa From the moment we unwrap that shiny new cell phone or unpack a new, user-friendly computer we are presented with opportunities to ‘get online’ and ‘look at stuff’. Indeed that

Published on: April 15th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

The basics of Web security

Danger lurks behind every corner on the Web: phishing, fake Web sites, stolen digital identities-it's all right there on the Internet, waiting for unwary users to lower their guard and be taken for

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Marco Tabini