Hackers turning to Microsoft Office to attack users

It may have been a while since you’ve seen the viruses that once were a risk to Microsoft Word and Excel users in the 1990s. As threatening flaws in the programming language for

Published on: July 8th, 2014 Candice So

Malware from spying on governments now used in cybercrime, Sophos says

Advanced persistent threats (APTs), once the province of hackers hired to spy on foreign governments and to gather intelligence, are no longer a rarity in the world of cybercrime – cybercriminals are now

Published on: March 12th, 2014 Candice So

‘Huge’ Sophos SafeGuard Encryption upgrade takes data-first approach

Sophos announced a new version of its Safeguard Encryption suite that it says addresses today's mobile-driven, multi-platform IT environment by taking a data-first approach to encryption. Sophos SafeGuard Encryption version 6.1 is being

Published on: February 11th, 2014 Brian Jackson

Management is one of biggest roadblocks to IT security, Ponemon study says

There can be a whole slate of reasons why a small business doesn’t invest more in IT security: lack of people, money, time, etc. But here’s what may also be holding small businesses

Published on: November 20th, 2013 Candice So

Sophos unveils security cloud platform with end-point protection

Canadian businesses are now able to subscribe to Oxford, U.K.-based Sophos Ltd.'s new Sophos Cloud platform, so long as they're comfortable with the service being delivered from a Europe or U.S.-based server, according

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

WatchGuard adds data loss prevention service to appliances

Seattle-based unified threat management (UTM) solution provider WatchGuard Technologies is unveiling a data loss prevention (DLP) service for its appliances today, the company announced. XTM Data Loss Prevention is intended to help keep

Published on: July 29th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Latest Sophos security releases target Android malware, Dropbox files

Sophos has released a new free anti-virus app for Android devices. As explained in our source story from Network World, theapp scans formalicious apps and malware on Android devices. In November it will

Published on: September 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

Sophos Mobile Control released in cloud version

As employees are bringing smartphones to work more often and using them as productivity tools, many small and medium businesses are likely grappling with how to approach managing and securing all those new

Published on: September 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Sophos adds end-point management to UTM 9 release

A new version of Sophos Unified Threat Management (UTM) is available today, the firm announced, and is offering more end-point protection features than previous models.The Boston-based vendor tries to cover all of a

Published on: July 16th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

One in five Macs harbour PC malware

A recent security scan of 100,000 Apple Macs found that almost three per cent were infected with Mac-capable malware including the recent Flashback Trojan, security company Sophos has reported. All told, 2,700 machines

Published on: April 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Security warnings raised over new Facebook Messages platform

Facebook's revamped Messages will be a very attractive target for spammers, scammers and malware makers, security experts said today.Facebook countered, saying that it has implemented new measures to protect users, including third-party anti-spam

Published on: November 17th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Facebook users targeted by new ‘clickjacking’ scam

Security firm Sophos recently discovered a new clickjacking scam on Facebook that spreads via the social network's "share" feature and could be costing you $5 a week. The new malware is similar to

Published on: August 19th, 2010 Ian Paul

Ultimate security software guide – get the best bang for your buck

Just a few short years ago, all a PC needed for protection was a basic antivirus program to guard against any malware that arrived via an e-mail attachment, embedded in a shareware application

Published on: July 29th, 2010 Frank J. Ohlhorst

Free Sophos tool blocks Windows attacks

The security firm Sophos released a tool on Monday that it claimed will block any attacks trying to exploit the critical unpatched vulnerability in Windows' shortcut files. The tool, dubbed "Sophos Windows Shortcut

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Gregg Keizer