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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 …

Mobile Device Security Threats at All Time High Mobile Device Security Threats at All Time High
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As smartphone and tablet use rises steadily, people may not be fully aware of the security risks for those devices. Enterprise and consumer devices are confronted with a record number of security threats, according to a new study by Juniper …

PlayStation Network Users’ Credit Card Info Stolen, Says Hackers PlayStation Network Users’ Credit Card Info Stolen, Says Hackers
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Ever since the PSN went down, and Sony admitted that the cause was an “external intrusion,” the biggest fear for PS3 owners was the issue of compromised information.  If someone had breached the PSN, then their personal info and passwords …

Royal Wedding Brings Out the Cyber Criminals Royal Wedding Brings Out the Cyber Criminals
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Cyber criminals are exploiting the world’s fascination with the British Royal Wedding, which is taking place on Friday. They’re using the attention the event is getting to bolster spam campaigns and push rogue antivirus software through black hat search tactics, …

Epsilon and Other Data Breaches Prompt OTA Action Epsilon and Other Data Breaches Prompt OTA Action

The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) has announced what it is calling the “Security by design” framework and related guidelines in response to recent data breaches of email marketing firms Epsilon, Cheetah Mail, Silverpop, Return Path, and others who had customer …

Facebook Safety and Security Tools and Resources Launched Facebook Safety and Security Tools and Resources Launched
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Facebook has introduced a set of new safety and security tools and resources. This starts with a newly redesigned Family Safety Center. At the Family Safety Center, users can find articles related to safety and privacy. It has sections on …

Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk Skype Android Vulnerability Puts Personal Info at Risk

A vulnerability in Skype and Skype Video for Android has been discovered, which can leave sensitive information at the mercy of other, malicious apps. The detective work came from Justin Case at Android Police, who explains, “On April 11, a …

WordPress Hacked, Advice: Use a Strong Password WordPress Hacked, Advice: Use a Strong Password
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Automattic and WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg announced today that their servers have been hacked, and source code compromised. Specifically, Automattic had a “low-level (root) break-in” to several servers. He said that “potentially anything on those servers could have been revealed.” …

Epsilon Breach – Phishing Likely the Main Threat for Customers Epsilon Breach – Phishing Likely the Main Threat for Customers

The Epsilon security breach continues to have people on edge and irritated. Meanwhile, the companies’ with email databases that were compromised continue to send out emails to customers alerting them of the situation. Some are going further, and providing advice …

Epsilon Breach Not Too Worrisome, According to Security Experts Epsilon Breach Not Too Worrisome, According to Security Experts
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The messages continue to flood inboxes, as a result of the Epsilon security breach, which put consumers’ email addresses into the hands of…someone. I’ve seen my share of messages from the companies that used Epsilon, warning me of the breach, …

Epsilon Hacked, Major Bank, Retailer Customers’ Email Addresses Stolen Epsilon Hacked, Major Bank, Retailer Customers’ Email Addresses Stolen
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Hackers have gained the names and email addresses of millions of people who do business with a variety of companies, by way of third-party email marketing provider Epsilon. Epsilon claims to be the world’s largest permission-based email marketing provider, sending …

Google Tackles SSL Certificate Security Google Tackles SSL Certificate Security
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Less than a month ago, a security incident involving SSL certificates and at least one Iranian hacker took place, startling more than a few experts in the process. Now, demonstrating its technical expertise and general goodwill (along with a sense …

Iran Implicated In Attack Targeting Google, Yahoo, Skype
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Google, Yahoo, and Skype users in Iran should be extra cautious online from now on.  Evidence suggests that the Iranian government organized an attack focused on obtaining nine secure digital certificates related to major sites. Note that this episode hasn’t …

Firefox 4 Official Release – Was It Worth The Wait?
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While Firefox 4 could be obtained yesterday, today marks the official release of the Firefox 4 (RC) download. For those who are keen towards browser advancements, these past couple of weeks must feel like heaven. We’ve taken a couple of …

Twitter Adds “Always Use HTTPS” Setting

The likelihood of a Twitter user losing control of his or her account should soon decrease by quite a bit.  Late yesterday, the company announced a new “Always use HTTPS” setting that’s designed to give everyone an obvious way of …

Square Security Defended By CEO Jack Dorsey
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Yesterday, Verifone posted an open letter, attacking competing credit card reader company Square, showing how criminals could use it to steal credit card info. “The issue is that Square’s hardware is poorly constructed and lacks all ability to encrypt consumers’ …

Square Security Flaw (Alleged) Introduced by Competitor VeriFone
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There has been a lot of buzz around Square, the credit card reader service co-founded by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey. The service makes it easy for anyone to accept credit card payments, via a card reader that plugs into mobile …

Google Makes Chrome Faster And Safer
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Google has released updates to its Chrome browser it says will make complex web apps run more quickly and be more responsive. Chrome has a new settings interface aimed at helping users get to the right settings quickly. A new …

Google Beefs Up Android Market Security

Google announced that it has taken several new steps to keep Android users out of harm’s way with regards to malicious applications. The announcement came a few days after a few such apps were discovered in the market. Google says …

Intel Acquires McAfee: Now It’s Official
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Last summer, Intel announced its intention to acquire McAfee for about $7.68 billion at $48 per share in cash. Today, the company announced the completion of that acquisition. 

McAfee will maintain its own brand, and the first "fruits" of the partnership will hit the market later this year, the companies said.