Prepare for SMS fraud wave says report

The first and long-awaited wave of mobile crime is hitting users in the form of crude tariff and messaging fraud, an analysis by security company AdaptiveMobile has suggested.In its Global Security Insight for

Published on: February 10th, 2011 John E. Dunn

Spam levels decline in January, but not for long

After the dramatic decline in spam levels seen over the holidays, spam now accounts for 78.6 per cent of all email traffic, the lowest rate since March 2009. Results from our January 2011

Published on: January 30th, 2011 Paul Wood

Canadian Pharmacy spam disappears to relief of legit firm

Legitimate businesses often confused with spammers are getting some relief as spam volumes dipped by about 50 billion messages per day during the last half of December, according to a new report.Spam volumes

Published on: January 28th, 2011 Luke Bailey

Video Rewind: The perils of making friends on Facebook

With Facebook's recent release of new security features and then the news of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page being hacked, we thought we might replay this video of ITBusiness.ca senior reporter Brian Jackson

Published on: January 27th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook suspends controversial data mining feature – for now

Well at least this time they didn’t wait to get rapped on the knuckles by Canadian privacy and security officials. Faced with strong criticism over a feature that allows application developers and third

Published on: January 19th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Spam levels rebounds as Rustock awakes

Over the Christmas Holiday, spam activities the world over mysteriously went down. Even Rustock, considered to be the largest botnet, inexplicably went silent on Dec. 25. spam

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Spam levels rebound as Rustock awakes

Over the Christmas Holiday, spam activities the world over mysteriously went down. Even Rustock, considered to be the largest botnet, inexplicably went silent on Dec. 25. Sad to say those spam-free days are

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: What you need to know about the anti-spam law

It's been a long time coming, but Canada has finally passed its very own anti-spam legislation. We may be behind the U.S., Australia and Europe in creating a better legal framework to deal

Published on: January 6th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Spammers face $10 million fine under Canada’s new law

Businesses that send unsolicited e-mails or other digital messages could face fines as high as $10 million when Canada's new anti-spam law starts being enforced later this year.Bill C-28 received royal assent Dec.

Published on: January 6th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Spammers can be quite creative

By Mathew Nisbet Spammers will try anything to get their spam past your filters and into your inbox. We've seen many tricks involving random text hidden in the body, use of images, a

Published on: November 19th, 2010 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

McAfee maps world’s riskiest Web domains

In the world of online search, just as in real estate, the mantra for safe bets is “location, location, location”, according to security experts from McAfee Inc., who recently mapped out the world's

Published on: November 2nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

What caused sudden drop in spam traffic?

It has been widely reported that global spam volumes have decreased, especially on October 3 when spam levels dropped to their lowest for some time.  At Symantec Hosted Services we have a wealth

Published on: October 28th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

It’s mostly tricks not treats with Halloween online ads

Halloween is drawing near, so the spammers are busy laying out bait in the form of Halloween jackpots, sweepstakes, gift cards, e-cards, personalized gifts, online contests, and even print products and costumes. Perhaps

Published on: October 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff