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Facebook Partners with State Attorneys General for New Privacy Initiative Facebook Partners with State Attorneys General for New Privacy Initiative

Facebook, who is always fighting an uphill battle to when it comes to privacy and users’ trust, has just announced a joint initiative with the National Association of Attorneys General that they say will “provide teens and their parents with …

Facebook’s Antivirus Marketplace Now Supports 7 New Languages Facebook’s Antivirus Marketplace Now Supports 7 New Languages
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Facebook has just announced that their antivirus marketplace has been opened up to 7 new languages: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Portugese. “Last October we expanded our AV Marketplace to include new vendors in order to provide even …

Still Wondering If You Should Use Bitcoin? Read This. Still Wondering If You Should Use Bitcoin? Read This.
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Bitcoin is getting a lot of attention in the news this week with the value of a single Bitcoin surpassing $100, and the currency’s total value topping $1 billion. Naturally, a lot of questions are being asked. Questions like: What …

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman Talks Facebook Privacy ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Conman Talks Facebook Privacy

One of the world’s most famous confidence men has his reservations about Facebook. Speaking at the Advertising Week Europe conference, Frank Abagnale says that he completely understands why people like Facebook. But he warns that the network is full of …

Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause) Student Hacker Directs FSU Wi-Fi Users to Infamous Meatspin Video (For a Good Cause)
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A 26-year-old Florida State University student has been charged with “offenses against computer users,” a third-degree felony, for hacking the campus’ Wi-Fi network and directing users to an infamous shock site. Benjamin Blouin fully admits to hacking the network, but …

Just Disable Java Already: Plugin Hit With Third Zero-Day Exploit This Year Just Disable Java Already: Plugin Hit With Third Zero-Day Exploit This Year
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Oracle has had a busy 2013 so far as it has scrambled to fix dangerous zero-day exploits found in its Java browser plugin. The company will have no rest, however, as security researchers have found more exploits. Security research firm …

Virus Bulletin Backs Gmail Security Claims, Says Yahoo, Outlook.com Have Problems Virus Bulletin Backs Gmail Security Claims, Says Yahoo, Outlook.com Have Problems
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Virus Bulletin has put out a report saying that its own data supports recent security claims made by Google about Gmail. Last week, Google put out a blog post claiming to have substantially reduced the amount of compromised accounts. The …

HP Releases Cyber Security Risk Report, Organizes Its Security Research HP Releases Cyber Security Risk Report, Organizes Its Security Research

Though the focus of the tech press this week will certainly be on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, security researchers are having their own RSA conference this week in San Francisco. HP has managed to find itself at both …

Twitter Goes DMARC To Fight Phishing Twitter Goes DMARC To Fight Phishing

Over a year ago, fifteen major companies joined forces to create DMARC, a “technical working group” to develop antiphishing standards. The companies were: Google, Facebook, LinkedIn AOL, Microsoft, Yahoo, PayPal (eBay), Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, American Greetings, Agari, Cloudmark, …

Apple Hacked with Same Attack That Hit Facebook, Will Release Anti-Malware Tool for Infected Macs Apple Hacked with Same Attack That Hit Facebook, Will Release Anti-Malware Tool for Infected Macs

Facebook isn’t the only high-profile tech company reporting that hackers have targeted them. This time, it’s Apple. According to Reuters, Apple was hit with the same Java exploit that targeted Facebook employees last month (although the company didn’t release that …

Google Talks About Keeping Your Account From Being Hijacked Google Talks About Keeping Your Account From Being Hijacked

As Microsoft has announced a broad launch of its new Outlook.com webmail product, Google has taken the opportunity to discuss how prevalent fraudulent spam that appears to be coming from people you know has become, and the efforts it is …

Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe Facebook: We Were Hacked, But Your Info Is Safe
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Facebook has just announced that last month they were targeted by a “sophisticated attack” that saw some of its employees let malware onto their systems after visiting a compromised site. Not to fear, though. Facebook says that they have found …

Twitter May Be Getting More Serious About Two-Factor Authentication Twitter May Be Getting More Serious About Two-Factor Authentication

Is Twitter ramping up their efforts to implement two-factor authentication to make your accounts more secure? Two-factor authentication (2FA), generically, is any approach to authentication that has multiple layers. Around the web (like with Google for instance), it is usually …

Kim Dotcom Offers Cash Reward To Anyone Who Breaks Mega’s Security Kim Dotcom Offers Cash Reward To Anyone Who Breaks Mega’s Security

Mega has been under a lot of scrutiny since it launched over a week ago, and not just from the copyright lobby. The Internet security community has been claiming that Mega isn’t as secure as Kim Dotcom claims. Now Dotcom …

Firefox Adding More Plugins To Click To Play Blocker Firefox Adding More Plugins To Click To Play Blocker

Java has had a bit of a rough year so far with it falling victim to a zero day attack, and then having a second, potentially more devastating attack, auctioned off to unknown hackers. To prevent attacks like these from …

The Web Can Be A Dangerous Place: Learn To Protect Yourself The Web Can Be A Dangerous Place: Learn To Protect Yourself
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Malware, phishing scams and other dangerous entities are all over the Web these days. A report from earlier this month said 2013 was going to be even worse than 2012 in regards to the proliferation of malware across the net. …

Facebook Phishing Scam Claims You’ve Violated Policy Facebook Phishing Scam Claims You’ve Violated Policy
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Another day, another Facebook-based phishing scam looking to snatch all of your personal information (including bank account info) and use it for nefarious purposes. The latest scam to hit the network comes in the form of messages sent to users’ …

Mozilla Kills The PDF Plugin In Firefox 19 Mozilla Kills The PDF Plugin In Firefox 19
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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 …

Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info Facebook Scammers Pose as Security Team to Phish Your Info
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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 …

Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk In 2013 Your Computer And Mobile Device Remain At Risk In 2013
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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 …

Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur Matt Cutts Offers Holiday Security Tips, Impersonates Dinosaur
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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 …