10 sweet software picks to get work done and secure your PC

Get productive with our picks for powerhouse software, including Microsoft Office 2010, PC Tools Internet Security 2011, and Adobe Creative Suite 5.Microsoft Security EssentialsAntivirus software; freeWhen Microsoft jumps into a category, it's time

Published on: October 26th, 2010 PC World staff

Bell, McAfee offer cloud-based Internet Protect to SMBs

Bell Canada and McAfee Inc. have partnered to offer small and mid-sized businesses a cloud-based, complete PC security service, the companies announced this week.Bell Internet Protect is a monthly subscription service available to

Published on: October 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Top anti-virus tools no match for AET malware

A recently discovered category of malware -- advanced evasion techniques -- can sneak through most intrusion-prevention systems (IPS) to deliver even well-known exploits such as Sasser and Conficker to targeted machines without leaving

Published on: October 19th, 2010 Tim Greene

“Here You Have” malware takes online world by storm

A worm known affectionately as "Here You Have" based on the subject line of the infected e-mail used to propagate it has quickly spread into a global malware attack. The efficacy of the

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Tony Bradley

Alureon rootkit returns to infect ‘more secure’ Windows versions

A new version of the malware that crippled Windows PCs last February sidesteps safeguards designed to block rootkits from hijacking machines running 64-bit editions of Windows, researchers said Thursday."A new era has officially

Published on: August 30th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

Demand Media ‘worst ISP in the world’

As Demand Media gears up for its initial public offering, anti-spam advocates and online crime fighters say that the company needs to clean up its act.In a report, released late Tuesday, HostExploit, a

Published on: August 12th, 2010 Robert McMillan

How cyber crooks break CAPTCHAs

The per centage of spam containing shortened hyperlinks has increased significantly over the last year. As far as spammers are concerned, any tactic that makes it harder to block their spam emails is

Published on: August 11th, 2010 Paul Wood

Windows 7 security features you didn’t know about

The words Windows and security have not always been compatible. In the past, Microsoft's quest to make its operating system as easy to manage as possible for the "typical" user has often meant

Published on: August 5th, 2010 Logan Kugler

Free Sophos tool blocks Windows attacks

The security firm Sophos released a tool on Monday that it claimed will block any attacks trying to exploit the critical unpatched vulnerability in Windows' shortcut files. The tool, dubbed "Sophos Windows Shortcut

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Gregg Keizer

More attacks loom as virus writers pick up on Windows flaw

The Windows attack used by a recently discovered worm is being picked up by other virus writers and will soon become much more widespread, according to security vendor Eset.Eset reported Thursday that two

Published on: July 26th, 2010 Robert McMillan

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 13th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

World Cup-related scams

Buying a fake World Cup ticket isn't the only scam that awaits the unwary footie fan online. As the tournament in South Africa reaches its climax and excitement mounts in the lead up

Published on: July 8th, 2010 Paul Wood

Automated security software brings respite to three-person IT dept

Automated security software for both file server and client machines brought much needed relief to harried IT staff at a Quebec farm equipment distributor.Instead of constantly "putting out fires", the trio -- who

Published on: June 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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