Vancouver Company, Phemi, Launches Revolutionary Security Software That Vows to Keep Your Data Safe

Phemi has developed new software to protect private data.

Apple Devices Still Being Labeled Safer Than Android

Apple devices still being labeled as safer than android devices.

Canada Increasingly Being Targeted by Foreign Hackers

Global security leader Websense found that foreign companies are increasingly setting up virtual bases in Canada to drive corporate espionage attacks. In its third Canadian Cybercrime Report Card, Websense said that malware hosting on Canadian websites increased 25 percent year-over-year. Furthermore, in the last three months, Canada claimed the number 10 position for all countries […]

Young people most susceptible to phishing attacks

The study of 515 Carnegie Mellon University faculty, staff, and students has found that 18-25 year olds were consistently more vulnerable to internet phishing attacks than older participants.

Consumers continue to click on spam despite the risks

A significant percentage of consumers in North America and Europe continue to click on spam emails despite the fact they know that bots and viruses spread through risky email behavior, according to a survey by the Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG).

About half of the users who responded to the survey said they had either opened spam, clicked on a link in spam, opened a spam attachment, replied or forwarded it. All of these activities could conceivably leave them vulnerable to fraud, phishing, identity theft and infection.

United States global leader in malicious websites

Anti Virus software maker AVG Technologies has published the results of a research study which shows that, contrary to popular opinion, most malicious websites are hosted on US servers and not in other countries like China.

By monitoring active web servers serving exploits around the world, AVG found that 44 percent of the corrupted servers are hosted in the United States, followed by Germany and China at just 5 percent each.

Report finds botnets responsible for bulk of spam

In September 2009, almost almost nine out of ten spam messages were sent by botnets according to security specialists from security software provider Symantec