All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Security’

Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs

Reports have been rampant today about a worm spreading on Tumblr, taking over thousands of accounts. Tumblr addressed the issue twice on Twitter: once to let everyone know they were aware of the issue, and a second time to say that the issue had been resolved: Follow @tumblr Tumblr @tumblr We are aware that there is a viral post circulating …

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Facebook Tests Photo Sync for iOS, Allowing Some Users to Auto-Upload Their Photos

Facebook is expanding a test that they began a couple of months ago with the Android app. The company is currently testing Photo Sync for iOS, which allows users to have their smartphone photos instantly uploaded to a private Facebook album as soon as they take them. TechCrunch confirmed with Facebook that they are indeed running the small test with …

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Cybersecurity Awareness Month Is Nearly Over, But Here Are Some Password Tips

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, but it’s almost over. Here’s what the Department Of Homeland Security says about it: Today, we are more interconnected than ever before. Not only do we use the Internet to stay connected, informed, and involved, but we rely on it for all of our day-to-day needs. The nation’s critical infrastructure relies heavily on …

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“Password” Remains Top Password, “Jesus” Cracks the Top 25

People: What are you doing? This is just getting sad now. Remember all of those password leak stories you’ve seen in the last few months? How many? One? Two? Three? More? While most of those leaks fall on the shoulders of the network security of the companies involved, they still reveal a shocking truth: People are terrible when it comes …

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Facebook Donates $250,000 to UAB Cybercrime Researchers

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, and in light of that Facebook has just made a sizable donation to one of the country’s best cybercrime research programs. Facebook has donated $250,000 to The Center for Information Assurance and Joint Forensics Research, location at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. That’s CIA|JFR at UAB, for short. CIA|JFR is a “multidisciplinary …

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Facebook Beefs Up Anti-Virus Marketplace with 7 New Partners

Earlier this year, Facebook debuted their Anti-Virus Marketplace which allows users to download free trials of various anti-virus software. The original partners included names like Microsoft, McAfee, Sophos, and Symantec. Today, Facebook is announcing an expansion of the Anti-Virus Marketplace that will see the company partner with seven new companies in their attempt to keep Facebook users free and clear …

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Cybercrime Costs on the Rise, HP-Sponsored Study Finds

HP and the Ponemon Institute today unveiled a new security study that shows the cost and frequency of cybercrime has risen for the third year in a row. The 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP, found that the average annual cost of cybercrime for U.S. organizations was $8.9 million in 2012. …

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Fake Apple Store Rewards Email Snags Your Info

You can never tell people to watch what they click enough, and as a general rule it’s safe to assume that anything that seems too good to be true online usually is.  The danger, of course, is not just that you won’t receive the incredible deal or discount that you’ve been offered, but that it will lead to your financial …

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Malware-Carrying Twitter DMs Push Fake Facebook Links

Twitter users need to be on the lookout for a new round of malware-carrying spam messages that are coming from compromised accounts, possibly even from Twitter profiles they trust. If you receive a direct message suggesting that someone has posted or tagged you in a Facebook video, beware. Clicking on the link could infect your computer with malware. According to …

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Google Makes Chrome For Android More Secure

Chrome for Android just got an update, which Google says makes the browser safer. Google software engineer Jay Civelli explains in a blog post, “This release strengthens Chrome for Android’s sandbox technology, which helps ensure malicious mobile websites are contained and do not impact the entire browser. This is made possible by the innovative multi-process architecture in Chrome for Android, …

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Emma Watson Is the Internet’s Riskiest Click

If your internet activities involve searching for Harry Potter star Emma Watson (and let’s be honest, they probably do), you might want to be extra careful about which links you click. That’s because the 22-year-old actress is officially the riskiest click online, in terms of malicious materials. The news comes to us from virus protection company McAfee, who have conducted …

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HP Beefs Up Its Enterprise Security Solutions

Amid the spectre of job cuts and huge losses, HP seems to be reinventing itself. As many aging hardware manufacturers have, the company is beginning to restructure its business and focus its efforts on providing quality B2B enterprise solutions. Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced today that it has updated its enterprise security solutions. Its updated offerings run the gamut from “intelligent” solutions …

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