A rookie in name only

Jerome Plantevin, winner of ComputerWorldCanada’s IT Rookie of the Year award in the Large Enterprise category, joinedLes Affaires publisher Transcontinental Media in Montreal just last year andwas put in charge of the LesAffaires.com

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 ComputerWorld Canada

Social media isn

Social media is rewriting the rules of IT security and changing the jobs of enterprise security officers, a consultant says. “Social media is quite the challenge for our industry right now,” said Jeff Sizemore,

Published on: April 8th, 2010 Jennifer Kavur

Comcast launches DNS security trial

Comcast Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has unveiled an aggressive plan to deploy new domain naming system (DNS) security mechanisms that are designed to protect Web site operators and its American cable Internet customers from a

Published on: February 25th, 2010 Carolyn Duffy Marsan

Hackers find a home in Amazon’s EC2 cloud

Security researchers have spotted the Zeus botnet running an unauthorized command and control center on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing infrastructure.This marks the first time Amazon Web Services' cloud infrastructure has been used for

Published on: December 10th, 2009 Robert MacMillan

Adobe promises patch for critical Flash, Reader flaw

Adobe Systems Inc. late Wednesday admitted its Flash and Reader software have a critical vulnerability and promised it would patch both next week. One security researcher, however, said Adobe's own bug-tracking database shows

Published on: July 23rd, 2009 Greg Keizer

RIM says UAE carrier’s Blackberry update is spyware

A Blackberry firmware update pushed out to subscribers of United Arab Emirates carrier Etisalat contained spyware, Research in Motion confirmed Tuesday.More from ITWorld Canada - Analysts see alarming development in mobile malwareAbout a week

Published on: July 22nd, 2009 Robert McMillan

Ottawa missing-in-action on cyber warfare says anti-Net censorship group

A Canadian anti-Internet censorship organization which recently exposed the activities of a China-based computer spy network says the Canadian government is dropping the ball in taking a pivotal role in leading a global

Published on: July 14th, 2009

Microsoft reports another zero-day vulnerability

 Microsoft confirmed another zero-day vulnerability on Monday in a set of software components that ship in a wide variety of the company's products.The vulnerability resides in Microsoft's Office Web Components, which are used

Published on: July 13th, 2009 Jeremy Kirk

Korea DDOS virus now erasing data

 They say what goes around comes around and on Friday owners of bot-infested PCs in South Korea will discover that's true.The owners of tens of thousands of bot-infested PCs in the county --

Published on: July 10th, 2009 Martyn Williams