Browser flaw paves way for “undetectable” phishing attack

With the help of about 200 Sony PlayStations, an international team of security researchers have devised a way to undermine the algorithms used to protect secure Web sites and launch a nearly undetectable

Published on: December 31st, 2008 Robert McMillan

Top five security threats of 2008…and what lies ahead

If there's one big lesson Internet users should learn from 2008's security threats it is to trust no one – not a message on your Facebook wall, or even a video acceptance speech

Published on: December 31st, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Cybercriminals profiting from global recession, distracted governments

Cyber-criminals are using the global economic recession as bait for malware attacks and as a tool to distract governments from taking a closer look at their growth, according to a new report. The

Published on: December 11th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Holiday shopping at work could harm far more than your productivity

As Canadians and Americans become more concerned about the price of presents this year, they are increasingly flocking to the Internet for better deals, special online discounts and gas-saving benefits. According to a

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Microsoft wipes out bogus security software from 1 million PCs

Microsoft Corp. said that the anti-malware tool it pushes to Windows users as part of Patch Tuesday removed fake security software from nearly a million PCs during nine days this month.In a post

Published on: November 25th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

Worldwide e-mail scam campaign exploits Obama victory

A worldwide malicious e-mail campaign is using sensational "news" about U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as bait to steal the financial information of recipients.There are two different e-mails being distributed, according to Dan Hubbard,

Published on: November 7th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Paris Hilton is McCain’s running mate

As if John McCain's selection of neophyte Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to fill the second half of the Republican Party's presidential bill wasn't sensational enough, spammers proclaimed Paris Hilton as the unlikely running

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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

10 quick fixes for your worst security nightmares

In the world of comic books, every bad guy is an evil genius.On the Web, hackers, spammers, and phishers may be evil, but they're not required to be geniuses. They can make a

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Erik Larkin

Hackers exploit Olympic fever to infiltrate PCs of unsuspecting fans

Cyber-criminals are using the Olympics to put malware on the podium, hijacking legitimate Olympic coverage and content so as to infect those involved with the Beijing Games and its fans, according to security

Published on: August 19th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Phishing campaign hoodwinks hundreds of Apple MobileMe, .Mac users

A recent phishing scam targeting users of Apple Inc.'s .Mac and MobileMe online services has successfully duped hundreds into divulging credit card and other personal information, a security company said.MobileMe is Apple's subscription

Published on: August 18th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Peter Cohen

ING DIRECT builds Rapport – offers free anti-phishing software

Consumers just don't feel very good about handing over their personal information to online banks, and that's a situation ING DIRECT hopes to change by offering a free anti-phishing software download, according to

Published on: June 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

“419 scams” revived on LinkedIn – old phishing bait in new pond

Unsuspecting users of professionals-oriented social networking site LinkedIn are being conned by scam artists into revealing personal financial information, say security experts.Advanced fee fraud – also known as “419 scams” after the relevant

Published on: May 28th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Rent-a-botnet service makes launching attacks easier

Online fraudsters that aren't highly skilled in the arts of cyber crime can now rent a service that offers an all-in-one hosting server with a built-in Zeus trojan administration panel and infecting tools,

Published on: May 16th, 2008 Andrew Hendrey