All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Security’

Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’

Yahoo has raised a pretty good amount of concern regarding account security with a recently announced move to shut down inactive Yahoo IDs and email addresses and give them to other users that desire them. As previously reported, security experts and others in the industry have been criticizing the company, calling the move names like “stupid,” “moronic,” and “a terrible …

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Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’

A week ago, we reported that Yahoo was about to give away inactive email addresses. The company said it would be freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. The move has been called “stupid,” “terrible,” and “moronic,” to name a few adjectives, and these are coming from security …

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CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’

An internal investigation by a cyber security firm, hired by CBS News, has confirmed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.” Here’s CBS News’ statement on the investigation: A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed …

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Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials

In 2009, President Obama admitted that his campaign’s infrastructure had fallen victim to a hacking attack. He said that hackers had gained access to some emails, various campaign files, and policy position papers. But he didn’t attach any foreign entity to the job. Now we know who did it. According to Michael Isikoff at NBC News, hackers from the People’s …

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LinkedIn Unveils Two-Step Verification on the Heels of Twitter

Following Twitter’s recent announcement, LinkedIn has just launched their own two-step verification feature. “At LinkedIn, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the security of our members’ accounts. All LinkedIn accounts are already protected by a series of automatic checks that are designed to thwart unauthorized sign-in attempts. Now, we are introducing a new optional feature that adds another …

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Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification

After a series of high-profile hacks and calls from the user base, Twitter has finally unveiled their form of two-step verification. “Every day, a growing number of people log in to Twitter. Usually these login attempts come from the genuine account owners, but we occasionally hear from people whose accounts have been compromised by email phishing schemes or a breach …

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Kids Are Browsing Porn Earlier Than You Can Even Imagine, According to Study

As a parent, the internet is both a useful and possibly scary tool. It opens the world up for your kids and allows them to experience a ton of info that they wouldn’t have been able to access before the advent of the web, and that’s a great thing. But of course, with open information comes open information. All of …

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McAfee Set To Acquire Firewall Provider Stonesoft

Intel’s antivirus software company, McAfee, is acquiring Stonesoft. The company announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer to do so. Stonewall, if you’re unfamiliar, creates firewall products. The deal is worth $389 million. McAfee President Michael DeCesare said, “With the pending addition of Stonesoft’s products and services, McAfee is making a significant investment …

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Facebook’s New ‘Trusted Contacts’ Lets Your Buddies Help with Account Recovery

Facebook wants you to tap your buddies to help you regain access to your account, should you find yourself locked out. Today, they’re unveiling the all new “Trusted Contacts,” which is a revamp of their “Trusted Friends” feature that they first tested way back in 2011. This time around, the feature has increased security and is easier to manage and …

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EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, champions of the public interest in matters related to free speech and digital privacy, has just released their latest report on which companies actively help protect your data from the government. It’s called the “Who has your back” report and this is the third year that EFF has published it. The methodology is simple enough. The …

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Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks

In light of the recent hacking attacks that have hit news organizations around the world, Twitter has warned news outlets that they expect the attacks to continue. “There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles being compromised. We believe that these attacks will continue, and that news and media organizations will continue to be high …

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Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT]

Following Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that temporarily tanked the stock market and showed just how powerful a false tweet can be, Twitter is looking to slowly roll out two-step verification to some users. According to Wired, Twitter has such a system currently undergoing internal testing, and they will soon begin to roll it out “incrementally.” Two-step verification, …

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