Around The IT Industry 11/28 – 12/2

by Modis on December 1, 2011

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Duqu hackers shut down spying operation

According to the Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, the Duqu servers’ files were all erased on Oct. 20. This occurred days after researchers analyzed the existence of the botnet. Duqu might have common code with Stuxnet, the worm responsible for destroying Iran’s nuclear program.

5 Apps from Microsoft might make major IT impact

Scott Lowe from TechRepublic breaks down 5 upcoming Microsoft apps he think will change IT, though he points out that these aren’t the only ones he believes have potential to influence the IT world. Of the 5, two of the releases he cites include the System Center Configuration Manager 2012 and the System Center Operations Manager 2012.

Study shows new tech industry could threaten older companies’ success

The International Data Corporation foresees the convergence of social networking, mobile devices, and cloud computing — a combination that could create a new industry that could leave industry leaders struggling to stay relevant

Scams sprout up during Christmas season

Rob Enderle with IT Business Edge reminds readers that this time of year means scammers and phishers will be trying their hardest to install malware on PCs. He suggests employers warn their employees to be wary on the Internet and offers tips on how to stay protected.

CPU World reveals Ivy Bridge CPU lineup

Intel’s 22nm Ivy Bridge lineup surfaced with the full details of the whole i5 and i7 model lineup. The leaked slides listed 11 new models.

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