Tuesday, July 27, 2010Free Sophos tool blocks Windows shortcut attacks Sophos PLC has made a security tool designed to guard against a security problem with Microsoft Corp. Windows shortcuts originally discovered by VirusBlokAda. Microsoft won't endorse the measure and tells users to cripple shortcuts instead
Monday, June 21, 2010Security software often misses new malware: Lab LONDON - New research has further confirmed the difficulties security software companies are having keeping up with an explosion in malicious software programs on the Internet.Security...
Friday, May 28, 2010Kudos for anti-spam bill, concern over PIPEDA changes Experts welcome the re-introduction of the federal anti-spam bill. But they've got serious reservations about proposed changes to Canada’s privacy law
Wednesday, May 19, 2010Symantec to buy VeriSign's authentication business The security giant will pay US$1.28 billion for VeriSign's authentication technology. The deal is expected to close by September
Wednesday, May 19, 2010Symantec to buy VeriSign unit for $1.3B: reports Two media outlets have reported VeriSign Inc. is looking for a buyer for its authentication unit, and one published report quotes sources stating Symantec Corp. is close to a deal. Neither vendor was willing to comment early Wednesday
Wednesday, May 05, 20105 Technology Security Myths, Busted If you think virus writers ignore Apple Inc.'s platform or that free anti-virus programs are useless, think again. Find out about wireless device security and how safe the Firefox browser really is
Thursday, April 22, 2010Psychology, spam! and exclamation points Symantec finds 5 out of the 6 most commonly used words in spam have exclamation points. These punctuation marks activate the human alarm system – speeding up brain processes and exaggerating judgment calls, according a social psychology professor at Utrecht.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010Understanding your 'most important' data Channel partners must help their end-user customers realize that they can't treat all data the same, Symantec's CEO tells the company's annual Vision conference
Monday, April 05, 2010Cloud app procurement lacks security: Symantec A new study by Symantec and the Ponemon Institute reveal a low number of organizations have a policy in place for procuring cloud apps. But one security expert says the study is based on the belief that the cloud is not secure--yet the jury is still out
Wednesday, March 31, 2010Conficker a year later is a ‘loaded gun’ There are still 6.5 million PCs infected with Conficker/Downadup a year after the worm hit. The botnet has never been used and it’s just a matter of time before someone decides to pull the trigger
Tuesday, March 30, 2010Cybersecurity bill passes first hurdle A closely watched bill that promises to introduce some major changes on the federal cybersecurity front was approved by the Senate Commerce Committee today just days after it was introduced.
Monday, March 22, 2010Canada’s ‘riskiest’ online cities can relax: Analyst A new report, jointly conducted by Symantec and Sperling’s Best Places, lists Burlington, Ont., residents as the most at risk of a cyber criminal attack. Find out who else made the Top 10, and why an Info-Tech research analyst says the data is not very valuable
Saturday, February 27, 2010More than 100 companies targeted by Google hackers Two months after Google Inc. got hacked, a security firm says another 68 command-and-control servers have been identified. The code that was used, dubbed Operation Aurora, allowed miscreants to access corporate networks for months without detection.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010Pros and cons of SaaS-based messaging security A security expert presents the pros and cons of using the SaaS model for e-mail, IM and Web security at a Symantec-sponsored event north of Toronto. Plus, what you must ask if you are planning to go to with SaaS
Wednesday, February 17, 2010Rogue antivirus program comes with tech support Live PC has online support designed to convince victims that the product is legitimate. The agent answers queries by instant message. Symantec Corp. warns support staff try to persuade users to buy products for up to US$100.