The Freezer isn’t so hot for stopping spam, critics charge

Canada's new anti-spam legislation (CASL) marks a huge shift from previous government efforts to deal with spam and that is a good thing, according to industry experts. But while they are optimistic about

Published on: February 7th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Can Ottawa make minced meat out of spam?

So why does everyone hate spam so much anyway and why would the government want to take action against it? We take a look at the history of spam and some of the

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: Anti-spam advice from MessageLabs

Canada's anti-spam law - it's been debated by politicians for years and security companies have long warned that businesses need to prepare for it, and now it's finally happening. Canada'a parliament passed Bill

Published on: January 19th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Anti-Spam law: Staying out of ‘The Freezer’ with your e-mail campaigns

While they're celebrating Canada Day this year, e-mail marketers may also be feverishly reviewing their e-mail lists to make sure they comply with a tough new anti-spam law. Although there have been questions

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Anonymous not behind vulgar Facebook spam attack: researcher

The recent spam attack that planted pornographic images on Facebook was not the work of Anonymous, a security researcher said Thursday.On Tuesday, Facebook confirmed what it called"a coordinated spam attack" that resulted in

Published on: November 18th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Trend Micro Mobile Security App offers free Android malware scanner

Your smartphone can be a treasure trove of private data, with everything from your bank-account information to your e-mail and social-networking passwords stored inside. In order to protect that info from being nabbed

Published on: November 3rd, 2011 Armando Rodriguez

A new twist on shortened URLs as spam carriers

by Paul Wood For some time Symantec has been warning social networking users to beware of shortened URLsĀ as sometimes it can be hard to see where the link will actually lead. Spammers have

Published on: November 2nd, 2011 Paul Wood

Video Rewind: Privacy vs. economy

As data breaches and reports of mobile devices tracking users continue to plague consumers, let's look back a couple of years ago when this issue was explored during the Toronto Tech Week.Marketing and

Published on: October 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Spammers have created 87 services to shorten URLs

Spammers have created their own services to shorten URLs (uniform resource locators) in an apparent attempt to circumvent security measures in place at well-known shortening Web sites, according to Symantec.So far, some 87

Published on: October 26th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Hackers disguise .exe files with ‘Unitrix’ exploit

Hackers are using a new trick to cloak malicious files by disguising their Windows file extensions to make them appear safe to download, a Czech security company warned today.The exploit, dubbed "Unitrix" by

Published on: September 8th, 2011 Gregg Keizer

Canadian businesses face tough challenges with strict anti-spam law

The period for public comment on Canada's new Anti-Spam and Online Fraud Act recently ended, and the new legislation is expected to become law this fall. It will be among the world's strictest

Published on: September 2nd, 2011 Grant Buckler

Google knew of illegal Canadian pharmacy sales, provided support

In one of the largest settlements of its kind in U.S. history, Google agreed last week to pay the U.S. government half a billion dollars for allowing its advertising system to be abused

Published on: August 30th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Microsoft Outlook: 5 catastrophes and how to fix them

You use Microsoft Outlook to manage your email, yourappointments, your contacts, and your to-do lists. In other words, youuse it to manage your work life. So when this program doesn't behave the way

Published on: August 24th, 2011 Lincoln Spector

Google now sniffs out malware

Google's search engine is now fighting against a strain of malware that secretly intercepts Web browser activity on Windows PCs. Infected users will see a big yellow box at the top of search

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Jared Newman and John E Dunn