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

Malicious Facebook app infects 5 million in 48 hours

The post from Timothy Wong, one of ITBusiness.ca's Facebook friends, sounded apologetic: Is it just me or is there another Facebook app spambot? Looks like it started sometime today. It appears to be

Published on: April 14th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Epsilon was warned about phishing attack that caused data breach

The massive data breach at email service provider Epsilon may have been caused by a targeted spear-phishing campaign that the company should have known about for at least four months, Australian newspaper ITNews

Published on: April 8th, 2011 Jaikumar Vijayan

2011: The year that big name companies got owned

By Claudiu Popa There’s little sense in waiting until the end of the year. We know that the headline will likely say something to that effect. The question is, why now?  Comodo is

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Tax season scams and how to avoid them

You may not want to think about your taxes until the last moment, but online scammers are already plotting to separate you from your tax refund and your identity. Scams for the 2011

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

Spammers go after Visa secure numbers: Symantec

Spam might be getting easier to detect and avoid, but phishing schemes are becoming ever-more clever, according to the latest State of Spam and Phishing report from security company Symantec Corp.The major Rustock

Published on: March 24th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Top 5 security threats to watch out for this year

Online malicious activity was a major headache in 2010, and so far, 2011 is no different: We've seen scams and malware on Twitter, Facebook, and the Android Market, as well as a rise

Published on: March 11th, 2011 Ian Paul

Mobile device are top security threat: survey

After application vulnerabilities, information security professionals are most concerned by the threats posed by mobile devices, a survey has revealed. The 2011 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study, carried out by researchers Frost

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Anh Nguyen

Spam levels decline in January, but not for long

After the dramatic decline in spam levels seen over the holidays, spam now accounts for 78.6 per cent of all email traffic, the lowest rate since March 2009. Results from our January 2011

Published on: January 30th, 2011 Paul Wood

Video Rewind: The perils of making friends on Facebook

With Facebook's recent release of new security features and then the news of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page being hacked, we thought we might replay this video of ITBusiness.ca senior reporter Brian Jackson

Published on: January 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Spam levels rebounds as Rustock awakes

Over the Christmas Holiday, spam activities the world over mysteriously went down. Even Rustock, considered to be the largest botnet, inexplicably went silent on Dec. 25. spam

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

4 tools to protect and manage multiple passwords

When the popular Web site Gawker was hacked into recently, more than a million user IDs and passwords were released. If you were one of the people compromised that's annoying -- very annoying.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Steven Vaughan-Nichols

Watch out for mobile malware menace in 2011

Perhaps one of the most common predictions of the last six years has been that mobile malicious software will suddenly proliferate, driven by widespread adoption of smartphones with advanced OSes.None of those prognostications

Published on: December 23rd, 2010 Jeremy Kirk