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Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism? Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism?
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LinkedIn launched a new email tool this week that is actually pretty innovative, and could have a significant impact on business to business email communications. Security experts are not sold on it, however, with one notable industry voice saying that …

Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes

Oracle has issued a big collection of critical patches for its various offerings. The company says that due to a threat posed by a successful attack, it strongly recommends that customers apply the fixes as soon as possible. The update …

Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security
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Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” …

Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts
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Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, …

Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same …

Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers Yahoo Responds To ‘T-Shirt-Gate,’ Decides To Actually Reward Security Researchers
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Earlier this week, Yahoo was making some headlines for giving security researchers credit for its online corporate store as reward for finding security vulnerabilities in Yahoo products. Researchers at High-Tech Bridge put out a press release calling attention to this, …

Watch Out For Health Insurance Exchange Scams Watch Out For Health Insurance Exchange Scams

Security experts are warning that scammers are exploiting the new health insurance exchanges to trick consumers with phishing schemes. McAfee VP of Global Consumer Marketing Gary Davis told Fox Business, “I can say with a high degree of certainty that …

Solving Yahoo Security Issues Could Get You A Few Pairs Of Socks (With Yahoo’s Old Logo) Solving Yahoo Security Issues Could Get You A Few Pairs Of Socks (With Yahoo’s Old Logo)

Yahoo is not having very good run in the reputation department when it comes to user security. As we’ve reported on several times, the company launched an initiative to recycle some of its old email addresses, handing inactive accounts over …

Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’ Security Vet: Yahoo’s Email ‘Scheme’ Was ‘Downright Reckless’
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Yahoo continues to come under fire over its recycling of old email addresses and user IDs. Back in June, the company announced its plans to give old, inactive IDs to current users who wanted better email addresses. Immediately, the plan …

Future Tense: John McAfee’s New Company Aims To Provide ‘New Type Of Internet’ With D-Central Future Tense: John McAfee’s New Company Aims To Provide ‘New Type Of Internet’ With D-Central

I don’t think anybody expected John McAfee to be launching a new Internet company less than a year from when he was blogging while on the run from authorities in Belize after his neighbor was found dead. There for a …

Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails? Is Yahoo Doing Enough To Protect Sensitive Emails?
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If you used to be a Yahoo Mail user, but stopped using it in favor of another service a year ago or more, there’s a chance that sensitive emails meant for you are being delivered to other people thanks to …

Yahoo Adds ‘Not My Email’ Button For Users Getting Other People’s Emails Yahoo Adds ‘Not My Email’ Button For Users Getting Other People’s Emails
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As previously reported, some Yahoo Mail users that took advantage of Yahoo’s recycled email addresses offer have been getting emails intended for the previous account holders. InformationWeek ran an article on Tuesday talking to a handful of people with users …

Yahoo Recycled Email Address Users Are Getting Original Users’ Sensitive Info (Like Where Their Kids Go To School) Yahoo Recycled Email Address Users Are Getting Original Users’ Sensitive Info (Like Where Their Kids Go To School)
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In June, Yahoo announced that it would give away inactive email addresses to users who wanted them. It would take addresses (and Yahoo IDs) that had been inactive for at least a year and reset them, so users with addresses …

iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Technology Apparently Hacked In Just A Day [Video] iPhone 5s Touch ID Fingerprint Technology Apparently Hacked In Just A Day [Video]
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Well, that didn’t take long. The iPhone 5s was released on Friday with its Touch ID fingerprint-scanning security technology, and it looks as though it may have already been hacked. In fact, it had already been done by Saturday, when …

IBM Completes Trusteer Acquisition IBM Completes Trusteer Acquisition

IBM has completed its acquisition of Trusteer, first announced last month. “The way organizations protect data is quickly evolving,” said Trusteer CEO Mickey Boodaei at the time. “As attacks become more sophisticated, traditional approaches to securing enterprise and mobile data …

Mobile Security Industry to Grow Fast, Soon Mobile Security Industry to Grow Fast, Soon
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As more of society’s computing tasks move to mobile platforms, businesses now face new security challenges. As the security industry steps up to meet these challenges, the market for mobile security will be a growth segment for years to come. …

Twitter’s Two-Step Authentication Feature: Success or Failure? Twitter’s Two-Step Authentication Feature: Success or Failure?

With over 500 million registered users, Twitter is flying high among the giants of social media. The fact that the service is in high demand has made it a target for identity thieves looking to use social media networks to …

Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data Facebook Assuages Photo-Posting Privacy Concerns, Talks EXIF Data
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You may have seen a viral message sweeping around Facebook lately – one that claims that simply posting a photo on the network could open you up to info-snooping. Basically, the warning suggests that stored EXIF metadata in photos are …

Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage Google Just Eased Some Security Concerns About Cloud Storage
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Google announced that Google Cloud Storage now encrypts all data before it’s written to disk. Better yet, this will cost you nothing extra. In fact, you don’t even have to do anything extra or change any settings. Data is simply …

IBM To Launch Super Security Lab With Big Trusteer Acquisition IBM To Launch Super Security Lab With Big Trusteer Acquisition

IBM announced on Thursday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire security company Trusteer. With the news, IBM is launching a cybersecurity software lab in Israel, which it says will bring together over 200 Trusteer and IBM …

IT Security Market to Hit $30 billion by 2017 IT Security Market to Hit $30 billion by 2017

As the internet has grown, so have the dangers of its interconnectedness. Business of all sizes are at risk for multiple types of intrusions into their networks, including the relatively new phenomenon of hacktivism. It’s no surprise, then, that the …