Trustwave promises customers zero malware with new offering

U.S.-based security solutions provider Trustwave Holdings Inc. is launching a new managed services offering – and it’s promising that businesses that sign up for it will never get infected with malware. Trustwave’s new

Published on: July 15th, 2014 Candice So

How not to be an Android Trojan victim

By Tony Bradley It is no secret that mobile platforms are ripe targets for malware. The explosion of smartphones and tablets, combined with the lack of security awareness or tools for mobile platforms

Published on: March 2nd, 2011 IDG News Service

Spam levels decline in January, but not for long

After the dramatic decline in spam levels seen over the holidays, spam now accounts for 78.6 per cent of all email traffic, the lowest rate since March 2009. Results from our January 2011

Published on: January 30th, 2011 Paul Wood

What caused sudden drop in spam traffic?

It has been widely reported that global spam volumes have decreased, especially on October 3 when spam levels dropped to their lowest for some time.  At Symantec Hosted Services we have a wealth

Published on: October 28th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

It’s mostly tricks not treats with Halloween online ads

Halloween is drawing near, so the spammers are busy laying out bait in the form of Halloween jackpots, sweepstakes, gift cards, e-cards, personalized gifts, online contests, and even print products and costumes. Perhaps

Published on: October 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Beware of tricks used by spammers

  It is well known that spammers use many different tactics to add legitimacy to their emails. Two techniques that are popular include personalizing emails and using images to try to fool the

Published on: September 8th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Targeted malware attacks increase around G8 and G20 summits

Most well-publicized events have accompanying spam runs, like the death of a famous person or large sporting events. Most of you will have seen a news-related e-mail at some point that turned out

Published on: June 24th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

No love lost — 10 years after the Lovebug virus

The 4th of May 2000 was a game-changing day for antivirus security. A virulent worm was about to catch security experts by surprise and cause chaos to an estimated 45 million email users

Published on: May 6th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Where in the World do Viruses Come From?

An analysis of Internet threats by Network Box in August 2009 shows that the volume of malware, which peaked in July (when volumes increased by 300 per cent), are down again at levels

Published on: September 6th, 2009 Jeff Radecki

Top five free tools to clean your computer of viruses and malware

It's natural to want to start the new year with a clean slate – so why not do the same for your computer and ease its burden by removing viruses, spyware, malware, adware,

Published on: January 5th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Spam sapping productivity of Canadian employees

Spam is spinning almost out of control, seriously eroding the productivity of Canadian firms and their employees, experts say.For the past the 12 months or so, spam has comprised around 90–95 per cent

Published on: October 23rd, 2008 Kavita Gosyne

Google’s Chrome browser users could face “carpet bomb” attack

Attackers can combine the months-old "carpet bomb" bug with another flaw disclosed last month to trick people running Google Inc.'s brand-new Chrome browser into downloading and launching malicious code, a security researcher said

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Gregg Keizer

10 quick fixes for your worst security nightmares

In the world of comic books, every bad guy is an evil genius.On the Web, hackers, spammers, and phishers may be evil, but they're not required to be geniuses. They can make a

Published on: August 26th, 2008 Erik Larkin

Let’s Twitterbug – Twitter users assailed by “Pied Piper” bug

In the famous legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin - 130 boys and girls, enticed by the Piper's haunting melody followed him out of town, where they were lured into a cave

Published on: August 5th, 2008 Gregg Keizer and Robert McMillan