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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 …

Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG Yahoo Has A New Search Deal With AVG
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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 …

Hackers Reportedly Exploit Samsung Smart TVs, Can Spy On You 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 …

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

Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs Tumblr Invaded By Worm Affecting Thousands Of Blogs
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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 …

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

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

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