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PETA Supporters Modify Dog Fighting App To Embarrass Its Users PETA Supporters Modify Dog Fighting App To Embarrass Its Users
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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
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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 …

Is Your Mobile Device Secure? Is Your Mobile Device Secure?
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Mobile devices today are used for just about everything. From gaming to social networking to banking to office tasks – nearly anything you need to do, you can do it on your mobile device. It’s funny to think about, but the phone features are almost secondary with some users.

Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders Gmail Shows Users More Info About Senders
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Google has decided to start showing more information to Gmail users about who email is actually coming from. It’s that you’re getting new information exactly, but more that it’s just more readily visible. When you get a message from someone …

British Security Firm Offers To Thwart Burglars With Scheduled Social Media Updates British Security Firm Offers To Thwart Burglars With Scheduled Social Media Updates

We’ve all heard the line that Facebook is the best thing to happen to burglars since the crowbar. Since people (a) are oversharers by nature and (b) rarely think about anything before they act, it won’t take a thorough search …

Cyber Will Be the Next Generation Warfare, Says Govt. Expert Cyber Will Be the Next Generation Warfare, Says Govt. Expert
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The recent breaches involving both Sony and Epsilon prove that cyber threats are on the rise. According to Charles Dodd, a U.S. government consultant on cyber defense, the death of Osama bin Laden sparked many cyber attacks ranging from spam-related incidents to politically motivated foreign nation threats as well.

The Most Used iPhone Passcodes Are Depressingly Simple The Most Used iPhone Passcodes Are Depressingly Simple

In my mind, there are only three good reasons to use a passcode lock on your smartphone. The first is obviously security – you don’t want your dumb friends peeking at your private texts. The second is to prevent butt …

Recent Gmail Attack Reportedly Targeted White House Employees Recent Gmail Attack Reportedly Targeted White House Employees
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White House workers were reportedly targeted in recent attacks against Google’s Gmail service, said to come from hackers in China. The White House has not indicated who exactly was targeted, but has said that there were no official messages compromised. …

Hidden App Helps Man Retrieve Stolen MacBook Hidden App Helps Man Retrieve Stolen MacBook
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The folks over at Hidden must be pretty excited right about now. The Watford, England based company has become the focal point of a story out of Oakland, California about a guy who successfully retrieved his stolen MacBook by using …

Lockheed Martin Hacked, Pentagon to Consider Cyber Attacks Acts of War Lockheed Martin Hacked, Pentagon to Consider Cyber Attacks Acts of War
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Defense contractor Lockheed Martin was recently hit with a cyber attack, but is downplaying the notion of any major threat, as is the U.S. Department of Defense. While little has been revealed in the way of details surrounding the attack, …

MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity: How to Remove This Malware from Your Mac MacDefender, MacProtector, MacSecurity: How to Remove This Malware from Your Mac

MacDefender, MacProtector ,and MacSecurity are the names for a fraudulent “anti-virus software” that is the subject of recent phishing campaigns targeting Mac users. It affects users of Mac OS X 10.4, Mac OS X 10.6, and Mac OS X 10.5. …

Bradley Manning Facebook Page Shows What He Talked About For Nearly 3 Years Bradley Manning Facebook Page Shows What He Talked About For Nearly 3 Years

Frontline on PBS is airing a program tonight called WikiSecrets, which explores the events surrounding the WikiLeaks publishing of over half a million classified documents, in what is commonly known as the largest intelligence breach in U.S. history. Ahead of …

Google Chromebooks: How Will They Impact the Antivirus Industry? Google Chromebooks: How Will They Impact the Antivirus Industry?
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Google has been touting the security features of its Chrome OS operating system since it was unveiled last year. Google hopes that both consumers and businesses will go for web-based computing model the operating system offers, which includes instant updates …

Facebook Security Features Crack Down on Scams and Spam Facebook Security Features Crack Down on Scams and Spam

Facebook Announced the launch of some new security features today. First off, Facebook announced a partnership with Web of Trust, a tool that tells users what sites can be trusted, based on ratings from community members. “Facebook already has a …

Social Media Roundup: Users Young, Drunk and Banned at Work Social Media Roundup: Users Young, Drunk and Banned at Work
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A handful of reports have emerged that share some interesting things about social media, both in the U.S. and the UK. Among the general findings: millions of Facebook users under the minimum age, there may be a link between social …

100,000 Apps Enable Leakage of Facebook Profile Info, According to Symantec 100,000 Apps Enable Leakage of Facebook Profile Info, According to Symantec
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Security firm Symantec released a report indicating that there are about 100,000 Facebook apps that accidentally enable the leakage of Facebook user info to third-parties like advertisers and analytics platforms. The firm has confirmed the issue with Facebook, which it …