Quantcast

Security Articles

Facebook Porn, Violent Images Giving Users Headaches Facebook Porn, Violent Images Giving Users Headaches
· 1

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
· 2

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
· 3

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
· 13

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?
· 2

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
· 1

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
· 2

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
· 3

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 …

David Letterman Gets Death Threat On Jihadist Internet Forum David Letterman Gets Death Threat On Jihadist Internet Forum
· 2

Late Show host David Letterman has made jokes in the past that have put him in the figurative crosshairs (remember the Oprah thing or more recently, the Sarah Palin feud?) It appears as though he might have wound up in …

PETA Supporters Modify Dog Fighting App To Embarrass Its Users PETA Supporters Modify Dog Fighting App To Embarrass Its Users
· 1

Animal rights activists are using a highly controversial Android app to get out their message. Apparently, opponents of the “Dog Wars” app have modified an older version of the app to include a specific trojan code. The malware, which Symantec …

Twitter DID NOT Release An App That Tracks Your “Stalkers” Twitter DID NOT Release An App That Tracks Your “Stalkers”

If you start seeing a message in your Twitter feed claiming that Twitter has released an app that tracks your stalkers, don’t believe it. It’s nothing more than a phishing scam, albeit a convincing one. The message reads “Twitter finally …

Your iPhone Apps Are Leaving You Vulnerable To Identity Theft Your iPhone Apps Are Leaving You Vulnerable To Identity Theft

It’s always something when it comes to mobile devices, privacy and security. Along with geo-tracking and the fear that your phones might be logging your every move, you can add this tech-worry to your list of concerns: Your smartphone apps …

Facebook Adds Mobile Reporting, Password Reset Facebook Adds Mobile Reporting, Password Reset

Facebook said it will start extending two new safety features to its mobile site and native apps. These are mobile social reporting and mobile password reset. The former, Facebook says, “provides a social flow where you can let your friends …

Operation Shady RAT – McAfee Says Over 70 Organizations Breached By Remote Access Tool Operation Shady RAT – McAfee Says Over 70 Organizations Breached By Remote Access Tool

McAfee has put out a report called “Revealed: Operation Shady RAT,” which details an investigation of what is being called the “biggest-ever series of cyber attacks”. The report, authored by McAfee VP Threat Research, Dmitri Alperovitch, discusses the investigation of …

Facebook Bug Bounty Program: Get $500 For Finding Holes Facebook Bug Bounty Program: Get $500 For Finding Holes
· 2

Facebook announced today via its Facebook Security Page, that it is launching a security “bug bounty program”. The program will see the company paying users that disclose security bugs that have previously gone undiscovered. “If you believe you’ve found a …

Google Letting Users Know Their Computers are Infected Google Letting Users Know Their Computers are Infected

Google announced today that some users will see a message at the top of their search results telling them that their computer is infected, after the company discovered some unusual search activity. “As we work to protect our users and …