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Google’s Android Device Manager Will Help You Find Your Lost Or Stolen Phone Google’s Android Device Manager Will Help You Find Your Lost Or Stolen Phone
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It sucks when your phone is stolen. It’s even worse when you have no way to find said phone. iPhone users have been able to use Apple’s iCloud service to find stolen phones for a while, but there’s been no …

Wikimedia Plans To Beef Up Security Across Projects With HTTPS Wikimedia Plans To Beef Up Security Across Projects With HTTPS
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The Wikimedia Foundation is working on making its projects more secure to protect users’ privacy. As one can imagine, there are plenty of technological obstacles that the foundation must overcome, so it’s going through the process a little at a …

Facebook Releases Guide to Help Prevent Abuse in Partnership with Domestic Violence Group Facebook Releases Guide to Help Prevent Abuse in Partnership with Domestic Violence Group

Facebook is looking to make a push to help prevent domestic abuse in the social media realm by teaming up with its safety advisory board to launch a new guide for survivors of such abuse. The main partnership here is …

Mozilla Introduces New Developments Focusing On Web Security Mozilla Introduces New Developments Focusing On Web Security

Make no mistake about it, Mozilla is committed to making the web a safer place for its users. Although browser security remains somewhat dubious–all of the main browsers perform well in various security tests tests, although, questions about NSA backdoors …

Google Integrates Its App Verification Tool Directly Into Google Play Google Integrates Its App Verification Tool Directly Into Google Play

Malware is a serious concern for mobile devices. Android devices are especially vulnerable thanks to the platform’s open nature. Now Google is making sure almost every Android device owner is adequately protected from malicious apps. Computer World reports that Google …

Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords, Download Security Fix Tumblr Tells iOS Users to Change Passwords, Download Security Fix

Tumblr has just released a “very important” security update for their iOS app that they say will address a significant flaw that allowed for passwords to be compromised in “certain circumstances.” In order to make sure your account is secure, …

NSA Is Writing Security Code For Android NSA Is Writing Security Code For Android
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The openness of Android has always been a blessing and a curse. It’s a blessing because anybody can do what they want with it, but that openness means far more instances of malware and hacking. Now the NSA is reportedly …

Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Going Forward Oracle Will Make Java Security A Priority Going Forward

To say Java is vulnerable to exploits would be the understatement of the year. In the first two months of 2013, the software was hit with three zero-day exploits. Oracle eventually fixed all of these exploits, but Oracle should have …

Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’ Even After Yahoo Defends Itself, Security Expert Still Calls Email Address Plan ‘Trash’
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Yahoo has raised a pretty good amount of concern regarding account security with a recently announced move to shut down inactive Yahoo IDs and email addresses and give them to other users that desire them. As previously reported, security experts …

Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’ Security Expert Call Yahoo’s Email Plan ‘Moronic’
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A week ago, we reported that Yahoo was about to give away inactive email addresses. The company said it would be freeing up Yahoo IDs (and email addresses) that have been inactive for at least a year, and resetting them. …

CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’ CBS Reporter Hacked, Involved ‘Search and Exfiltration of Data’
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An internal investigation by a cyber security firm, hired by CBS News, has confirmed that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was “accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012.” Here’s CBS News’ statement on the …

Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials Chinese Hackers Targeted Obama, McCain in 2008, Say Officials
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In 2009, President Obama admitted that his campaign’s infrastructure had fallen victim to a hacking attack. He said that hackers had gained access to some emails, various campaign files, and policy position papers. But he didn’t attach any foreign entity …

LinkedIn Unveils Two-Step Verification on the Heels of Twitter LinkedIn Unveils Two-Step Verification on the Heels of Twitter
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Following Twitter’s recent announcement, LinkedIn has just launched their own two-step verification feature. “At LinkedIn, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the security of our members’ accounts. All LinkedIn accounts are already protected by a series of automatic …

Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification Twitter Finally Launches Two-Step Verification

After a series of high-profile hacks and calls from the user base, Twitter has finally unveiled their form of two-step verification. “Every day, a growing number of people log in to Twitter. Usually these login attempts come from the genuine …

Kids Are Browsing Porn Earlier Than You Can Even Imagine, According to Study Kids Are Browsing Porn Earlier Than You Can Even Imagine, According to Study

As a parent, the internet is both a useful and possibly scary tool. It opens the world up for your kids and allows them to experience a ton of info that they wouldn’t have been able to access before the …

McAfee Set To Acquire Firewall Provider Stonesoft McAfee Set To Acquire Firewall Provider Stonesoft
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Intel’s antivirus software company, McAfee, is acquiring Stonesoft. The company announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer to do so. Stonewall, if you’re unfamiliar, creates firewall products. The deal is worth $389 million. …

Facebook’s New ‘Trusted Contacts’ Lets Your Buddies Help with Account Recovery Facebook’s New ‘Trusted Contacts’ Lets Your Buddies Help with Account Recovery
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Facebook wants you to tap your buddies to help you regain access to your account, should you find yourself locked out. Today, they’re unveiling the all new “Trusted Contacts,” which is a revamp of their “Trusted Friends” feature that they …

EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data EFF: Twitter Has Your Back, Apple Not So Much When It Comes to Protecting User Data

The Electronic Frontier Foundation, champions of the public interest in matters related to free speech and digital privacy, has just released their latest report on which companies actively help protect your data from the government. It’s called the “Who has …

Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks Twitter Suggests News Orgs Designate Twitter-Only Devices to Protect Themselves in Light of Recent Hacks
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In light of the recent hacking attacks that have hit news organizations around the world, Twitter has warned news outlets that they expect the attacks to continue. “There have been several recent incidents of high-profile news and media Twitter handles …

Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT] Twitter Two-Step Verification Finally on the Horizon [REPORT]
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Following Tuesday’s hack of the AP’s Twitter account that temporarily tanked the stock market and showed just how powerful a false tweet can be, Twitter is looking to slowly roll out two-step verification to some users. According to Wired, Twitter …

Microsoft Adds Two-Step Verification To Accounts Microsoft Adds Two-Step Verification To Accounts

Microsoft announced that it is rolling out an upgrade to Microsoft accounts, which includes the addition of optional two-step verification. Basically this means Microsoft asks you for two pieces of info when you try to access your account: your password, …