Toronto provider says it won’t tolerate spyware

A Toronto Web hosting company says it will demand the removal of Internet surveillance software on its servers if there’s proof customers loaded the application there. “Because it’s a very clear violation of

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Intego warns Mac users of OSX spyware threat

Mac software security specialists Intego has warned users of Apple Inc.’s Macintoshes of a potential new threat. Intego claims to have discovered a spyware application that is installed by a number of freely

Published on: June 1st, 2010 nick spence

BlackBerry, other smart phone users easy spy targets

KUALA LUMPUR — IPhone lovers and other smart phone users should take heed: A security researcher showed ways to spy on a BlackBerry user during a presentation Wednesday, including listening to phone conversations,

Published on: October 7th, 2009 Dan Nystedt

Misdirected spyware infects hospital

It was a bad idea from the start, but even as bad ideas go, this one went horribly wrong.A 38-year-old Avon Lake, Ohio, man is set to plead guilty to federal charges  after

Published on: September 18th, 2009 Robert McMillan

Best practices a guiding light for anti-spyware vendors

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEA U.S. coalition recently unveiled two documents that should help anti-spyware vendors in their ongoing crusade against intrusive technologies. The Washington-based Anti-Spyware Coalition (ASC) – that includes software companies, academics,

Published on: March 11th, 2007 Kathleen Lau

Big browser is watching you

COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLEInternet Explorer, Firefox, Opera and other browsers keep accurate records of your online activities, and not just in their history records. Clearing out the virtual breadcrumbs in your internet cache

Published on: December 19th, 2006 Ben Camm-Jones

The 25 worst tech products of all time

16. Comet Systems Comet Cursor (1997)Thank Comet Cursor for introducing spyware to an ungrateful nation. This simple program had one purpose: to change your mouse cursor into Bart Simpson, Dilbert or one of

Published on: September 7th, 2006 Dan Tynan

Gateway code detectives sift through Web content

The Internet is rife with rogue elements of malicious code, and market research says it’s getting uglier out there. Many security products just aren’t streetwise enough to catch all the variations of Trojans

Published on: June 22nd, 2006 Mark Els

Kazaa, SpyAxe badware, report says

The popular Kazaa P-to-P (peer-to-peer) file-trading software and a supposed spyware-blocking application are among the first four programs identified as "badware" by the fledgling StopBadware.org group in a report released Wednesday. StopBadware.org, in

Published on: March 22nd, 2006 Grant Gross