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Mozilla Kills The PDF Plugin In Firefox 19

We just got Firefox 18 earlier this week, but Mozilla already has its sights set on the future. That future is one devoid of PDF plugins, like Adobe Acrobat Reader, that could harbor dangerous security flaws. Instead, the non-profit will continue pushing HTML5 in the new year. Mozilla announced today that Firefox 19, which is currently in beta, will have …

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Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info

Facebook users should be cautious if confronted by a message from the “Security Team,” as they could be unwittingly giving up their private info to scammers. It’s the latest phishing attack on the network, which sees its fair share of such deceptions. Some users are currently receiving messages from pages called Security Team, which ask users to verify their accounts …

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Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk In 2013

Cybersecurity is a serious issue, and one that needs to be taken up by everybody. It’s not just a matter of some state hackers breaking into servers owned by a rival government. Cybersecurity affects you as well when a for-profit hacker goes after your credit card numbers with targeted malware. These issues didn’t subside in 2012, and it’s only going …

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Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur

Google has put out a new Webmaster Help video. This time, it’s just Matt Cutts offering some “holiday tips,” which simply advise you to take security precautions with your data, and use Google’s Chrome browser. As an added bonus, he does impersonate a dinosaur near the end. Find more recent videos from Cutts here.

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Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG

Antivirus maker AVG announced on Thursday that it has formed a new Search and Distribution relationship with Yahoo. AVG’s Secure Search offering is now powered by Yahoo. This is interesting, considering that Yahoo’s own search is powered by Bing. AVG CEO JR Smith said, “AVG is excited to team up with Yahoo! to help provide Internet users with peace of …

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Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You

One of the more worrisome patents in recent months was one filed by Verizon that would allow the company to spy on viewers through a camera in a DVR. There might be nothing to worry about, however, as it’s just a patent and may never see the light of day. A more pressing concern is a new report that hackers …

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McAfee’s Creator May Be Wanted By Police, But Company Still Great To Work For

The name McAfee has been in the news a lot lately, as John McAfee, creator of the antivirus software, has been on the run, and in hiding from Belize police (though he has now made it to Guatemala, has a lawyer, and has planned a press conference for Thursday). His legacy, however, the McAfee company, which was purchased by Intel …

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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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