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HTTPS Everywhere Updated To Detect Security Holes HTTPS Everywhere Updated To Detect Security Holes
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The Electronic Frontier Foundation has announced an update to their HTTPS Everywhere Firefox extension. The update adds a “Decentralized SSL Observatory” feature that looks for weaknesses in the encryption of sites that users are visiting. When it detects a security …

SafeGov Wonders How Secure Google’s Cloud Is SafeGov Wonders How Secure Google’s Cloud Is

SafeGov.org security experts have been questioning whether or not Google has a sufficient level of security surrounding their cloud services, for the protection of government information that it hosts. According to PRN, recent incidents have prompted SafeGov to speculate that …

YouPorn Hacked, Chat Service User Data Exposed YouPorn Hacked, Chat Service User Data Exposed
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Popular adult site (actually, just popular site will do) YouPorn is under fire after user data was lifted and exposed. In all, millions were said to have been affected, with thousands still currently exposed after much of the data was …

Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Card Use After Issuing Fixes Google Wallet Restores Prepaid Card Use After Issuing Fixes

After temporarily disabling the provisioning of prepaid cards, the Google Wallet team has reinstated the use prepaid cards after issuing a few security fixes. In an update to the blog post that originally announced Google’s decision to flip the off …

Twitter Makes HTTPS Default Twitter Makes HTTPS Default

Twitter announced today that HTTPS will now be on by default for all users signing into Twitter.com. The setting became optional last year, but now it’s the norm. Twitter says on its official blog: This setting makes your Twitter experience …

Google Wallet Security Issue Addressed Google Wallet Security Issue Addressed

Users have raised security concerns with Google Wallet of late, but Google is assuring users it is perfectly safe to use your credit card with. Osama Bedier, Vice President of Google Wallet and Payments, wrote a blog post late Friday …

Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked Security Cameras From TRENDnet Hacked
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If you have a TRENDnet security camera in your home, listen up. A coding flaw found in some of the cameras allows someone to bypass your password and look into your home. Hackers have found a small piece of code …

Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools Privacy Gets Easier With New Tools

Thanks to a new free tool by Abine released yesterday, internet users can browse privately and deal with less hassles. ‘Do Not Track Plus’ works with Firefox, Internet explorer, Safari, and Google Chrome and features faster page load times. The …

Chrome Gets Faster, Safer With New Stable Release Chrome Gets Faster, Safer With New Stable Release
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Earlier this month, Google announced a beta release of their Chrome browser that they said would improve its speed and security. Today, they’ve announced the stable release. With this update, Chrome will begin loading your most frequented pages even before …

Fake Facebook Profiles: Beware [Infographic] Fake Facebook Profiles: Beware [Infographic]
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Barracuda Labs revealed some results from a study about Facebook profiles and how attackers use fake friends to blend into Facebook. Some noteworthy findings include: Almost 60 percent of fake accounts claim to be bisexual, 10 times more than real …

Oscars Move To Online Voting: Are They Vulnerable To Attacks? Oscars Move To Online Voting: Are They Vulnerable To Attacks?
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Although the race for Best Picture is probably not as important as a Presidential election or a referendum vote, it’s pretty serious stuff. If you’ve ever watched an entire Academy Awards broadcast you probably remember seeing the “demonstration of security.” …

Scary New Virus Will Make Your Computer Cry Scary New Virus Will Make Your Computer Cry
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It’s natural for viruses to mutate in nature and become stronger over time. The scary thing is that it’s now happening to computer viruses. Mutating viruses are nothing new, they are used to infect machines in a way that can’t …

Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers Security Software Aims To Trick Hackers

Hacker attacks are increasing and Web sites need new defenses to protect their data. That’s where Mykonos comes in, a security company that protects Web sites from attacks by wasting a hacker’s time instead of using an easily breakable wall. …

Facebook Publicly Unmasks Koobface Hackers Facebook Publicly Unmasks Koobface Hackers
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The New York Times reported yesterday on a powerful “web gang” that have been pocketing millions of dollars from unsuspecting web surfers using a worm dubbed “Koobface” (an anagram of “Facebook”). Apparently, it is known who they are. It is …

Google “Good To Know” Campaign Launched To Raise Security Awareness Google “Good To Know” Campaign Launched To Raise Security Awareness
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Google has launched what it calls its biggest-ever consumer education campaign, which is focused on security. It’s called “Good to Know”. The landing page is a resource site with various tips and advice about staying secure. “Our ad campaign offers …

[Updated] Open Sesame: Google’s Newest Security Log-In Uses QR Codes [Updated] Open Sesame: Google’s Newest Security Log-In Uses QR Codes
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Be you a hyper-vigilant security hound or just a devoted paranoiac, Google has introduced a way in which you can at least alleviate that sensation whenever you log in to your Google account. In an effort to circumvent keyloggers or …

Symantec Acquires LiveOffice Symantec Acquires LiveOffice

Symantec announced that it has acquired cloud-based archiving service LiveOffice for $115 million to extend a new ” intelligent information governance solution” to the cloud. The solution, Symantec says, will enable organizations to “bridge the gap between business, legal and …

Zappos Server Containing Customer Info Hacked Zappos Server Containing Customer Info Hacked

Zappos was reportedly hacked, with cyber criminals infiltrating the company’s servers here in Kentucky, though the company maintains that no “critical” credit card or payment info was accessed. Still Zappos sent an email around to customers, which said: First, the …

Picture Passwords Let You Unlock Your Device By Drawing On A Family Photo Picture Passwords Let You Unlock Your Device By Drawing On A Family Photo
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In a blog post published Friday, Microsoft talks about their latest technology currently in Developer Preview – and it has to do with security. Passwords, to be specific. But not just ordinary alphanumeric passwords. The dev team talks about what …

Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous Gene Simmons Hacker Arrested, Linked To Anonymous

The FBI has arrested a hacker linked to Anonymous for a DDoS attack last year against Gene Simmons’ website. The 24-year-old Kevin George Poe was apprehended in Connecticut. He has reportedly been ordered to appear before a Los Angeles court …

Twitter Acquires WhisperSystems Twitter Acquires WhisperSystems

Whisper Systems, a company that provides mobile security products for Android, has been acquired by Twitter. The company’s products, which aim to enterprise-ify phones and tablets, include WhisperCore, WhisperMonitor, Flashback, RedPhone and TextSecure. WhisperCore integrates with Android to provide disk …