F-Secure Dubs First Quarter Worm-Ridden

IT security provider F-Secure Corp. released its IT Threat Summary for the first quarter of 2009 today, pointing to the biggest malware story of 2009 so far as being the Conficker (aka Downadup) worm. Conficker is a classic worm exploiting vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, but with advanced features such as heavy encryption, a peer-to-peer functionality […]

Conficker Worm on Roids Come April 1

Since the Conficker/Downadup worm’s discovery in November 2008, it has infected millions of PCs worldwide (estimates of the number infected vary greatly across sources). On April 1, security officials are expecting the worm to get an update, the details of which are unknown. The worm can download malware from randomly generated domains, and can be […]

Hostopia, Team for SMB Service Suite, a provider of Web hosting and related services to small businesses, has partnered with Hostopia to provide an upgraded suite of services to SMBs. As part of an exclusive five-year agreement, Hostopia will provide Web hosting, e-mail and applications together with managed ordering, provisioning and customer support services. will continue to manage […]

Flanking the Front Lines

EVERY NEW TECHNOLOGY attracts the dark side, as IP telephony did earlier this year when a VoIP executive and his hacker accomplice were arrested for fraud. And while computers largely have become immune to attacks thanks to firewalls and other security measures the occasional bug still seeps through the cracks. Next up on hackers radar […]

Security: A Cuber’s Paradise

No longer a simple question of adding a firewall to an Internet connection, network security has exploded into a multimillion-dollar market with more variations than a Rubik’s Cube. Solve the puzzle, and you could be on your way to lucrative opportunities. Threats to corporate networks are becoming more sophisticated, and simply installing firewalls and running […]

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