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

Eight e-mail scams that have suckered millions

Congratulations, you won the lottery in a country whose name you can't even pronounce! A wealthy oil executive in a far-off land wants to give you millions of dollars, right now! Sexy girls

Published on: August 25th, 2008 Nick Mediati and Anne B. McDonald

Prentice all bark and no bite on text message issue, critics say

Those who held out hope that Industry Minister Jim Prentice would somehow prevail on Bell and Telus not to charge cell phone customers for incoming text messages are sorely disappointed.Critics say Prentice's earlier

Published on: August 12th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Malware miasma

Malware threats on the Web grew at an exponential rate over the first half of 2008, security experts say.During this period, there was a new Web page infected with malicious content every five

Published on: August 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Spammers step up “hit-and-run” operations

They were all the rage last year, but image and file attachment spam is definitely out in 2008, as spammers abandon complex techniques for simpler URL-based methods.Around 90 per cent of all spam

Published on: July 31st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

SMBs lulled into false sense of online security

A majority of small to medium-size businesses in North America mistakenly assume that they are too low a target for cyber crooks, but a new survey indicates that the sector is in fact

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

“Spam king” Soloway gets nearly four years in slammer

The "spam king" was sentenced on Tuesday to 47 months in prison, with a ruling that the court hopes sends a message to other online criminals.Robert Soloway, the man known as the spam

Published on: July 24th, 2008 Nancy Gohring

Fourteen fabulous Internet tools and most of them free – Part 2

Read Part 1 of this story. E-Mail and IM The Internet is all about communications--but as we all know, it is not always as easy to communicate as we would like. These downloads

Published on: June 23rd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Glitch forces Yahoo mail to rollback upgrade

Yahoo is rolling back security and anti-spam enhancements to its Webmail service because they interfered with users' ability to retrieve POP e-mail from external accounts.Yahoo tried for about a week to solve the

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Ten powerful – and free – security downloads for Windows PCs

To use an Internet-connected computer is to be insecure and place your privacy in danger. Spyware, viruses, Trojans and assorted malware are everywhere on the Net, trying to hop onto your PC and

Published on: June 2nd, 2008 Preston Gralla

Spam totally out of control, experts say

Although the motivation may be the same there's now very little to relate today's spammers to the original daddy of unsolicited e-mail, according to technology security experts.Some 30 years ago, Gary Thuerk, sent

Published on: May 9th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Spammer bots besiege Google Blogger service

Spammers are using an automated method to create bogus pages on Google's Blogger service, again highlighting the diminishing effectiveness of a security system intended to stop mass account registrations, according to security vendor

Published on: April 27th, 2008 Jeremy Kirk