Denial of service hacking attack hits Church of Scientology Web site

A group of hackers calling itself "Anonymous" has hit the Church of Scientology's Web site with an online attack. The attack was launched Jan. 19 by Anonymous, which is seeking media attention to

Published on: January 28th, 2008 Robert McMillan

Hacker compromised legit Web sites now pose gravest danger

The number of genuine Web sites compromised by hackers has increased and for the first time surpasses that of malicious Web sites purposefully created by cyber criminals, according to a report by Websense

Published on: January 23rd, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes

Online attacks “disrupt” power equipment in several cities

Criminals have been able to hack into computer systems via the Internet and cut power to several cities, a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency analyst said this week.Speaking at a conference of security professionals

Published on: January 21st, 2008 Robert MacMillan

Seven surefire strategies to block network attacks

While network attacks are expected to rise in 2008, security experts say small Canadian businesses can protect themselves by implementing seven practical steps."Protection is not always an expensive proposition," said Marc Fossi, manager

Published on: November 29th, 2007 Nestor Arellano

Disappearing Gmail messages

When Jeneane Sessum logged into her Gmail account on the afternoon of Oct. 27, she was greeted with a horrifying sight: an empty inbox. A Gmail user since 2004, Sessum, a social media

Published on: November 16th, 2007 Juan Carlos Perez

Hack your day

Gina Trapani discusses her new collection of productivity tricks called Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day. Plus, one of the Canadian software engineers behind Google's new mobile e-mail platform.Click here to

Published on: February 19th, 2007 ITBusiness Staff

Speed vs. caution: The patch management dilemma

It's not that keeping up with software patches is getting harder. If anything, patch management has become a bit easier in recent years, thanks to software vendors taking the issue a little more

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Grant Buckler

SMBs not immune to security threats: Panel

Three security gurus speaking at IBM's PartnerWorld 2006 conference said smaller businesses may actually be a more likely target than, say, IBM.The reason, said Howard Schmidt, president and CEO of R&H Security Consulting

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Neil Sutton

IBM’s Billy Goat to lock horns with malicious coders

IBM is taking security software it created to handle its own exposure to viruses and worms and offering it as a commercial product through its consulting division.The company recently announced the release of

Published on: April 13th, 2006 Shane Schick

Sheridan gets a lock on IT security education

In 2000, almost 950 students were enrolled in various information technology programs at the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning in Oakville, Ont. IT was in its heyday and technology was regarded

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Patricia MacInnis

Where products and corporate policy intersect

Three of the network security industry's biggest vendors used last month's RSA Security Conference to launch products designed to enforce corporate network security policies.The companies are trying to address the issue of watching

Published on: March 2nd, 2006 Greg Meckbach