Does anti-virus software make things worse?

According to the handy Wolfram Alpha search engine, some 24.5 years have passed since the introduction of the first Internet virus. And the first self-replicating malware to exist on the Internet’s precursor, the

Published on: June 6th, 2013 Claudiu Popa

Obama ordered Stuxnet attacks on Iran?

U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the Stuxnet cyberattacks on Iran in an effort to slow the country's development of a nuclear program, according to a report in The New York Times. The Times,

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Grant Gross

Consumer Reports: skip commercial anti-malware software, freeware is good enough

In what could be regarded as a controversial test of anti-malware effectiveness, the influential Consumer Reports publication in its June issue gives its main recommendation to anti-malware freeware for protecting Windows and Mac

Published on: May 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Android malware increases 1200% in first quarter: McAfee

Levels of computer malware continue to soar sky high with more than 8 million samples detected in the first quarter of 2012, according to a McAfee Inc. report.Significant jumps at the beginning of

Published on: May 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

One in five Macs harbour PC malware

A recent security scan of 100,000 Apple Macs found that almost three per cent were infected with Mac-capable malware including the recent Flashback Trojan, security company Sophos has reported. All told, 2,700 machines

Published on: April 25th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Two new Flashback bugs no cause for a Mac panic attack: experts

Following the outbreak of the Flashback Mac Trojan, security researchers have spotted two more cases of Mac OS X malware. The good news is most users have little reason to worry about them.Both

Published on: April 16th, 2012 Jared Newman and Lex Friedman

Kaspersky releases free tool to scrub Flashback from Macs

Antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has launched a free removal tool for the Flashback Mac OS X malware and a Web site where users can check whether their computers are infected with it.Flashback is

Published on: April 10th, 2012 Lucian Constantin

Beware of bogus Better Business Bureau e-mails

Cyber criminals are targeting businesses with malware-bearing e-mails purporting to originate from the Better Business Bureau, according to security software firm Symantec Corp .The same trend was spotted earlier by security company Sophos

Published on: February 29th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How to avoid falling for Valentine cyber scams

Cyber scammers are out to tug on your heart and purse strings this Valentine’s Day with their usual spam and online fraud arsenal but you can avoid being heartbroken by following these tips

Published on: February 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Spammers adopt new attack strategies for ‘New Year’

by Paul Wood The New Year saw an increase in global spam levels as spammers continued to take advantage of holidays and major current events in an effort to entice users to click on

Published on: February 9th, 2012 Paul Wood

World’s leading Web brands team up with banks to end phishing scams

Can industry heavyweights Google, PayPal, Microsoft and AOL -- along with 11 others in high-tech such as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as the financial world's Bank of America and Fidelity Investments --

Published on: January 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Targeted attacks and how they’re happening now

by Paul Wood Targeted malware and advanced persistent threats (APTs) have been big news in 2011, particularly in the wake of the Stuxnet attacks of 2010, and the recent discovery of Duqu.  Though

Published on: December 13th, 2011 Paul Wood

Canadian Android users targeted by

A new Android Trojan program that poses as an SMS management application is sending text messages to predefined premium-rate numbers in Europe and Canada, according to security researchers from Kaspersky Lab.Credit-stealing Trojans that

Published on: November 29th, 2011 Lucian Constantin

Facebook bans at work linked to increased security breaches

Are you cracking down on social media use by employees in the workplace? Think twice about your Facebook shutdown. A recent survey conducted by Telus and the Rotman School of Management indicates that

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Nestor Arellano