Malware threats have more than quadrupled

There was an explosion in the number of malicious attacks in 2007 conducted largely through exploits on social networking Web sites and browser plug-ins, according to Symantec Canada Corp. The computer security vendor

Published on: April 8th, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to heal a spyware-riddled PC

What do I do if I suspect someone is controlling my PC? When my IP address has been changed without my knowledge? My boot-up process is getting harder unless I unplug the Ethernet

Published on: April 4th, 2008 Ron Nutter

Smart ways to secure your mobile workers

The productivity benefits of smart phones and other mobile devices are difficult to ignore, and enterprises will continue to role them out across their workforce. For CIOs and other senior IT personnel the

Published on: March 10th, 2008 Gareth Maclachlan

A seven-point plan for trouble free computing

Software conflicts, lost data and spam often mean tens of thousands of dollars down the drain in downtime and decreased productivity for most businesses.In the U.S. lost productivity - due to problems such

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Microsoft Windows Live OneCare 2.0 – Simple, solid, inexpensive

The security protection of Microsoft's Windows Live OneCare 2.0 suite is much better than that of the debut version we reviewed more than a year and a half ago. Add to that a

Published on: February 4th, 2008 Narasu Rebbapragada

Machiavellian malware uses age old tricks to evade detection

Over the past month, a new type of malicious software has emerged, using a decades-old technique to hide itself from antivirus software.The malware, called Trojan.Mebroot by Symantec, installs itself on the first part

Published on: January 10th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Massive WiFi virus outbreak possible

If criminals were to target unsecured wireless routers, they could create an attack that could piggyback across thousands of Wi-Fi networks in urban areas like Chicago or New York City, according to researchers

Published on: January 4th, 2008 Robert McMillan

CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2008 falls short on fundamental tasks

A cursory look at CA Internet Security 2008 might lead you to consider it a worthwhile security suite. It has a good-looking interface and helpful features such as a first-use tutorial and help

Published on: November 30th, 2007 Eric Larkin

Mozilla promises Firefox vulnerability won’t bug you anymore

Mozilla Corp. will patch Firefox against a nine-month-old protocol handler bug, its chief security executive announced Friday, after researchers demonstrated that the vulnerability was more serious than first thought.The bug is another uniform

Published on: November 20th, 2007 Gregg Keizer

Need mobile spyware? Search eBay

Think your wife may be cheating on you? Wondering who your boss might be talking to? "Learn the truth. Spy today."So reads an ad for "Bluetooth Spy Pro-Edition," one of nearly 200 mobile

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Robert MacMillan

Protecting end-users from themselves

The recent OS X-specific Mac Trojan ignited many hot conversations on various security mailing lists last week. Supposedly, the excitement regarding the Trojan is that it is the first time profit-seeking criminals have

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Roger A. Grimes