AT&T security chief advises on protecting mobile workforce

Data breaches, anonymous mob-like hacker attacks, trojans stealing money from your bank account - the number of security threats due to business being conducted in the online world can be scary. It used

Published on: June 21st, 2011 Brian Jackson

2011: The year that big name companies got owned

By Claudiu Popa There’s little sense in waiting until the end of the year. We know that the headline will likely say something to that effect. The question is, why now?  Comodo is

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Claudiu Popa

Mobile malware threats grow as devices set to replace wallets

Mobile devices are being increasingly targeted by hackers looking to scoop financial information they can use to steal money and the trend is only going to get worse as smartphones become payment methods

Published on: April 5th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Websense offers ‘middle-of-the-road’ security

Security firm Websense has recently rebranded its year-old Triton product to include software-as-a-service features and says the tool now focuses on content security. Websense says it combines on-premise email and Web security on

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Symbian OS most threatened mobile platform, McAfee says

Threats to smartphones and tablet devices were increasingly common in 2010, according to research by Internet security company McAfee Inc. The firm released its Threats Report: Fourth Quarter 2010 this week—a report that

Published on: February 10th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Crimeware merger kit surfaces on Internet

The rumored combination of two pieces of advanced online banking malware appears to be fully underway after several months of speculation.What appears to be a beta version of a piece of malware that

Published on: February 4th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk 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

Android trojan records phone conversations to steal data

Researchers have developed a low-profile Trojan horse program for Google's Android mobile OS that steals data in a way that is unlikely to be detected by either a user or antivirus software.The malware,

Published on: January 21st, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Honeypot software simplifies intrusion detection

Intrusion detection is a complex business. Whether you deploy an intrusion detection system (IDS), or you collect and analyze the computer and device logs on your network, identifying malicious traffic in a sea

Published on: November 18th, 2010 Roger A. Grimes

60 charged for stealing money with Zeus trojan in U.S.

U.S. authorities have charged more than 60 people in connection with the money-stealing Zeus Trojan program, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The arrests follow a Tuesday U.K. sweep that led to

Published on: October 1st, 2010 Robert McMillan and Jeremy Kirk

Android trojan fears — much ado about nothing

Don't look now, but there's another apocalypse a-brewin' in the world of Android. At least, that's what you'd think from some of the tales of death and destruction floating around the Web right

Published on: August 19th, 2010 J.R. Raphael

First Android trojan secretly sends pricey texts

Researchers at Russian security company Kaspersky Lab say they've discovered the first malicious software program to target Google's Android mobile operating system. The application masquerades as a media player, according to a Kaspersky

Published on: August 16th, 2010 Jeremy Kirk

Canada introduces anti-spam law as spam URLs become pervasive

The Government of Canada recently re-introduced anti-spam legislation, titled the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act (FISA), in the House of Commons. The goal of the proposed legislation is to deter damaging and

Published on: June 9th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Compromised Gmail accounts used to flog Canadian pharmaceutical sites

Google is investigating a growing number of reports that hackers are breaking into legitimate Gmail accounts and then using them to send spam messages.The problem started about a week ago but seems to

Published on: April 22nd, 2010 Robert McMillan