Canada’s malware rate tumbles vs global average

Canada is making some big headway in the battle against malware, with new figures showing our infection rate is just half that of the global average. Out of every 1,000 computers scanned, just

Published on: October 2nd, 2012 Christine Wong

Some Canadian VCs may see crowdfunding as a threat

Do Canadian venture capitalists see crowdfunding sites as a competitive threat?There are rumblings of that sort in the American investment communityand now, some of those fears appear to have crossed the border intoCanada.

Published on: July 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

New Symantec releases take aim at BYOD Android threats

Symantec is aiming its security crosshairs at Android.The company just released a new set of products designed to protectusers of the popular mobile operating system from threats exacerbatedby the bring your own device

Published on: July 17th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Data lost or breached at 82.5 per cent of government IT systems in Canada

Government IT managers in Canada are over-confident and reactive rather than proactive when it comes to protecting public data from security threats, a new study suggests. Although 97.5 per cent of government IT

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Christine Wong

Stephen King’s warning of hacked cars could become reality in 2012

Most people know that their computers and smart phones are under the constant threat of attack from hackers. But your car? Your house? Your TV and other consumer electronics?It seems like a take

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Taylor Armerding fake antivirus worm spreads across Twitter

By Tony Bradley Twitter and Twitter users are being targeted by a malicious worm. The worm sends out tweets with a shortened URL link directed to a rogue antivirus application. The attack

Published on: January 24th, 2011 IDG News Service

Mobile malware a looming menace

That seemingly innocuous mug shot of 1980s pop star Rick Astley circulating wildly on jailbroken iPhones shortly before Christmas last year may be a harbinger of a more serious menace for businesses offering

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Outlook security flaw allows hackers to disguise file types

Microsoft today patched five vulnerabilities in Windows and Office, including a bug hackers have been exploiting for almost a month.As expected, yesterday's patch slate was short: Just four security updates that included fixes

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Microsoft plug-in exposes Firefox users to ‘browse-and-get-owned’ threat

An add-on that Microsoft silently slipped into Mozilla's Firefox last February leaves the browser open to attack, Microsoft's security engineers acknowledged earlier this week. One of the 13 security bulletins Microsoft released Tuesday

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Gregg Keizer

Conficker menace continues – Worm infecting 50,000 PCs a day

The Conficker worm is still infecting systems at a brisk rate and continues to snag computers in Fortune 1000 companies, according to security researchers.The worm is infecting about 50,000 new PCs each day,

Published on: May 22nd, 2009 Robert McMillan and Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Hacker demands $10 million to “release” millions of stolen health records

Days after a hacker claimed to have broken into a database and encrypted millions of prescription records at the Virginia Department of Health Professions, it remains unclear what happened.Whistleblower Web site last

Published on: May 11th, 2009 Jaikumar Vijayan

‘People are the new perimeter’ says Intel

Intel Corp. employees received a suspicious e-mail message one day from an unknown third-party company that claimed to be conducting a survey on behalf of the human resources department. Phishing scan red flags

Published on: September 18th, 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

Vicious Trojan attacks on gaming sites also pose business threat

Vociferous and widespread attacks against online gaming accounts by cybercriminals have spawned a new family of Trojans.These Trojans dominate malware activity worldwide and also poses a threat to businesses, a security expert warns.Trojans

Published on: July 21st, 2008 Brian Jackson