Why Twitter sucks – microblogging site loaded with landmines

Not since SMS (short message service) was first invented was it so cool to send messages in 140 characters or less – Twitter is taking the Internet world by storm and is blazing

Published on: June 22nd, 2009 Brian Jackson

$55 million telecom scam cracked, global hacker gang busted

A federal grand jury in New Jersey today indicted three people in connection with the hacking into the IT systems of thousands of companies worldwide to gain free access to telephone services, according

Published on: June 16th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and Jeremy Kirk

Spam plummets 15 per cent after plug pulled on Pricewert

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission's recent takedown of an Internet service provider thought to be a safe haven for spammers has reduced spam volumes, but not dramatically. According to e-mail security vendor Marshal8e6,

Published on: June 10th, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Deadly online attacks subvert search results on infected computers

A new attack that peppers Google search results with malicious links is spreading quickly, the Computer Emergence Response Team in the U.S. warned Monday. The attack, which has intensified in recent days, can

Published on: May 20th, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Duo who made millions duping students indicted on spamming charges

Two Missouri men who made over $4 million pitching and selling everything from electronics to teeth whiteners to students in more than 2,000 colleges and universities have been indicted by a federal grand

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

Swine Flu spam hits fever pitch

Worried about the Swine Flu outbreak sweeping across the continent?If you're planning to scour the Web to grab more information about the disease better think twice before launching a Google search. Your best

Published on: April 30th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Relentlessly stalk and shatter hacker groups, expert urges

Criminal cybergangs must be harried, hounded and hunted until they're driven out of business, a noted botnet researcher said today as he prepared to pitch a new anti-malware strategy later this week at

Published on: April 24th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Six threats that could tear down Twitter

Twitter is the hottest thing in technology right now. U.S. visits to Twitter.com more than doubled during the month of March alone.All that success is prompting the Debbie Downers out there to speculate

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Mike Elgan

Google comes up with new way to tell humans from bots

Google has put a new spin on the CAPTCHA, a way of helping Web sites distinguish between human visitors and bots: It wants people to tell it which way is up in a

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Peter Sayer

Security software – to use it or to lose it? That’s the debate

As the Conficker worm sprang to life on April 1, talk here at the PC World offices turned to some interesting debates about how best to protect PCs from malware threats. In recent

Published on: April 21st, 2009 Rick Broida and Robert Vamosi

Five ways to subdue e-mail before it smothers you

The average executive spends two hours a day on e-mail. That adds up to roughly one day per week. We probably waste a lot of time every day on phone calls and meetings,

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Mike Elgan

Cybercrime more organized than ever, new report shows

It's no wonder the Conficker worm dominated computer security concerns in 2009 so far – the community was too busy battling against the deluge of end-user targeted attacks in 2008 to worry about

Published on: April 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Online job seekers pounded with spam, malware

As unemployment levels soar in Canada and overseas, spammers are having a field day bushwhacking hapless job seekers with career-related spam and malware.Recently laid-off professionals were targets of a significant portion of spam

Published on: March 26th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

BBC blasted for “hijacking” 22,000 computers

Security company Sophos has lashed out at the BBC for commandeering some 22,000 computers earlier this month, claiming the move was a reckless breach of privacy that could inspire a wave of vigilante

Published on: March 18th, 2009 Darren Pauli