New security service makes Java apps ‘self-healing’

A Dublin-based security vendor is offering a new cloud-based service to offer a new type of Java application server that protects itself from cyber-security theats. Waratek's Java Application Security product promises to monitor,

Published on: June 12th, 2014 Brian Jackson

8 cyber-security threats to prepare for in 2014

Just like those running legitimate businesses, hackers and cyber-criminals alike will be making New Year's resolutions to improve their efficiency and hone their techniques to get a bigger impact for their efforts, according

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Mobile threats are growing, McAfee report finds

Mobile threats are on the rise, with more mobile malware coming from lookalike banking apps, adult-only entertainment apps, targeted Trojan viruses and spyware, according to a new report from security solutions provider McAfee

Published on: August 26th, 2013 Candice So

Is out of data Java leaving your business vulnerable to attack?

You probably don’t spend much time worrying about what version of Java your computers are running. But according to a new report from Websense, you should. According an analysis by the IT security

Published on: March 27th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

Oracle, Google both end up losers in latest patent trial

by Monica Goyal Google was once again in the news with another patent dispute, now with Oracle. This time the drama happened in the courtroom, right in the public eye. The question in

Published on: May 29th, 2012 Monica Goyal

University of Waterloo wins top-10 spot at global coding contest

The University of Waterloo once again had the best Canadian showing at the Association of Computing Machinery's (ACM) International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) finishing in ninth place overall at the University of Warsaw

Published on: May 17th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Mozilla hosts Girls Learning Code camp over March break

After months of brainstorming and planning, the idea for Girls Learning Code, a camp held during March Break to teach young women programming skills, became a reality last week. The camp, for girls

Published on: March 22nd, 2012 Harmeet Singh

New Russian malware doesn’t need a file to infect you

Researchers have discovered an extremely rare and possibly unique form of "fileless" malware that executes entirely in memory without the need to save any files to the hard drive of a victim's PC.The

Published on: March 21st, 2012 John E. Dunn

BlackBerry: How to stop a ‘brick’ or ‘nuke’ before it happens

The modern BlackBerry smartphone can be "quirky," to put it mildly.That frustrating spinning clock face when your device can't handle all the running processes. The need to reboot your device after most new

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Al Sacco

Users could stop nearly all infections by updating, Microsoft report says

Zero-day exploits are nerve-racking for IT professionals but are far less dangerous than unpatched older vulnerabilities for which fixes areavailable, Microsoft says.A zero-day is a vulnerability for which a patch is not yet

Published on: October 13th, 2011 Julie Bort

PlayBook Android app almost here?

Research In Motion may be getting close to releasing the Android app player it promised for the PlayBook, judging from an old version of the player found on the BlackBerry.com Web site. The

Published on: July 25th, 2011 Nancy Gorhing

Google now sniffs out malware

Google's search engine is now fighting against a strain of malware that secretly intercepts Web browser activity on Windows PCs. Infected users will see a big yellow box at the top of search

Published on: July 21st, 2011 Jared Newman and John E Dunn

Killer keyboard shortcuts for BlackBerry browser power

On the list of reasons why I admire Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry operating system (OS), the sheer number of built-in, valuable keyboard shortcuts ranks near the top. These tricks help you navigate

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Al Sacco

Toronto firm uses rewards program to attract and retain precious IT talent

While many Canadian companies are struggling to attract talented IT employees or to retain the ones they have – I Love Rewards, a Toronto-based developer of online corporate rewards programs, appears to have

Published on: April 24th, 2008 Nestor Arellano