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[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 …

Is Facebook Still Cool? Is Facebook Still Cool?
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I re-watched The Social Network the other night, and it’s funny to think about how much Facebook has grown even in the short time since that film was released. Remember the marketing campaign? “You don’t get to 500 million friends …

UPDATE: Facebook’s Porn Spam Due To “Attack That Exploited A Browser Vulnerability” UPDATE: Facebook’s Porn Spam Due To “Attack That Exploited A Browser Vulnerability”
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Our global nightmare might not be totally over, but at least it’s in the process of coming to an end. The flood of penises, dead babies, bloodied corpses and photoshopped Justin Bieber pics is being turned off by the folks …

Facebook Porn, Violent Images Giving Users Headaches Facebook Porn, Violent Images Giving Users Headaches
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Have you noticed anything odd while browsing your Facebook news feed in the past 24 hours? Maybe your coworker posted a gory image of a dog or one of your friends’ statuses includes a photo of an over-sized male member? …

Every Breath You Take, Every Tweet You Make, The CIA’s Watching You Every Breath You Take, Every Tweet You Make, The CIA’s Watching You

As you read this, a team of highly trained covert operatives are performing high tech espionage – from behind computer screens somewhere in Virginia. The folks at the CIA’s Open Source Center are busy gathering social media data from all …

Facebook Adds “Trusted Friends” and App Passwords Facebook Adds “Trusted Friends” and App Passwords

Facebook just announced some new safety and security features: Trusted Friends and App Passwords. The former will let users select three to five trusted friends who can help you if you ever have issues accessing your account. The latter will …

Siri Bypasses Your iPhone Passcode, By Default Siri Bypasses Your iPhone Passcode, By Default
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People enable passcode locks on their mobile devices for a wide variety of reasons. Maybe they want to keep a snooping boyfriend out of their recent calls list, or maybe they fear what might happen if they lost their phone …

Google Encrypted Search Means No Info For Individual Queries Google Encrypted Search Means No Info For Individual Queries
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Google announced that it is going to begin encrypting search queries with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) as the default experience at Google.com when you search logged into your Google account. http://www.google.com will become https://www.google.com. “This is especially important when you’re …

Steve Jobs Song Created With Only Apple Sounds, Plus More iPhone 4S Siri Fun Steve Jobs Song Created With Only Apple Sounds, Plus More iPhone 4S Siri Fun

Today’s video round-up is mostly Steve Jobs and Siri-related, but there are also a couple Google-related videos worth watching, and well as one from Sophos on identity theft. View more daily video round-ups here. A song created as a tribute …

10 Years after 9/11, Cyber Attacks Are Big Threat 10 Years after 9/11, Cyber Attacks Are Big Threat
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As the 10th anniversary of 9/11 draws closer, security experts are warning that cyber attacks could be biggest area of threat. This news, however, should not come as a major shock, since attacks have been the rise recently and have even managed to reach organizations such as Citibank and the Pentagon.

Does Recording Sex Acts Cross the Line for Stolen-Laptop-Tracking Companies? Does Recording Sex Acts Cross the Line for Stolen-Laptop-Tracking Companies?
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As many of you probably know, there are now plenty of companies out there that can help you retrieve your laptop, should it fall into the wrong hands. These companies do this by activating pre-installed software once your computer is …

The Impact of Age on Online Banking Behavior The Impact of Age on Online Banking Behavior

How much influence does age have online banking behavior? According to a recent report from McAfee, age actually plays a large role in how consumers conduct their online banking. McAfee recognized three distinct age groups that had distinct online banking patterns as well.

Facebook Gets More Secure By Paying Users Facebook Gets More Secure By Paying Users
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A month ago, Facebook announced its “Bug Bounty” Program, in which the company began offering users $500 for finding security holes. “The program is already making Facebook more secure,” a representative for Facebook tells WebProNews. “During the past three weeks, …

Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached Nokia Developer Forum Hacked, User Records Breached
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The AntiSec movement has just claimed another victim – mobile manufacturing giant Nokia was hit with an SQL Injection attack that exposed a “significant” number of user records. The Nokia Developer Forum site suffered the breach, the credit for which …

McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT McAfee Defends Its Position on Operation Shady RAT

Earlier this month, tech security firm McAfee issued a report, in which it revealed an attack that has been compromising organizations since 2006. The report is called Operation Shady RAT and is said to have infected at least 72 organizations across 14 different countries.

Facebook Security Tips Facebook Security Tips
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Facebook has released a new security guide for parents, teens and educators called (appropriately), “Guide to Facebook Security”. The guide comes int he form of a downloadable handbook written by former Symantec Internet safety expert Linda McCarthy, Purdue University security …