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iPhone 5 Rumor: Will It Feature Fingerprint-Based Security? iPhone 5 Rumor: Will It Feature Fingerprint-Based Security?

Apple is expected to unveil its new iPhone in less than a month, and the rumors are running more rampant than ever. They’re also getting more interesting. Matt Brian at TheNextWeb has put together an in-depth, and compelling argument as …

Friendly Reminder: Watch Out for Geotagged Tweets Mentioning “Home” Friendly Reminder: Watch Out for Geotagged Tweets Mentioning “Home”

People give out a lot of personal information via social media, many would say too much information. Much of it is voluntary, and the user knows they’re putting themselves out there. Filling out your profile information, tagging yourself in a …

Google Gives Update On Transition From Postini To Google Apps Google Gives Update On Transition From Postini To Google Apps

Google acquired Postini back in 2007, and since then, it has slowly transitioned features from the hosted security and archiving service into Google Apps. Google provided an updated today about the plan moving forward, as it plans to have Postini …

Facebook Wants You To Help Identify Phishing Scams Facebook Wants You To Help Identify Phishing Scams
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Anyone who’s spent even a little bit of time on Facebook knows that users need to be vigilant. Phishing attacks, although relatively rare, do exist, and Facebook’s media-rich login based system is the perfect place for scammers to target potential …

Digital Security Story Leads To AppleID Security Precautions Digital Security Story Leads To AppleID Security Precautions

One of this week’s big tech stories has been the hacking of Wired reporter Mat Honan, who had his digital life “destroyed” by hackers, after they took over his Google account, his Twitter account, and his AppleID. AppleID allows users …

Google: See, This is Why You Should Use 2-Step Verification Google: See, This is Why You Should Use 2-Step Verification
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Mat Honan wrote a long, four-page article for Wired about how his digital life was “destroyed” by hackers, partially blaming himself for not implementing Google’s two-factor authentication. The story, which is currently the top story on Techmeme, is not a …

Beware These Fake Malware-Carrying Groupon Emails Beware These Fake Malware-Carrying Groupon Emails
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For those who subscribe to Groupon or another daily deal service, opening their emails is a daily occurrence – something that you do so often that you may mindlessly plunge into a half dozen daily deals emails in a pre-coffee …

Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec Apple Is Buying Mobile Security Firm AuthenTec
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It appears that Apple is buying mobile and network security provider AuthenTec. 9to5Mac points to an SEC filing shared by Reuters, which says: On July 26, 2012, AuthenTec, Inc., a Delaware corporation (the “Company”), entered into an Agreement and Plan …

One-Fifth Of Your Apps Are Snatching Your Contact Data One-Fifth Of Your Apps Are Snatching Your Contact Data
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Right now, a decent majority of your iPhone apps have already accessed your personal data without ever asking for your consent. Antivirus company Bitdefender looked at over 65,000 apps that are currently available in the App Store. From that analysis, …

Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned? Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned?
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I’m 27 years old. Actually, I’m not 27 years old. I’m 26 years old. I just lied on the internet! And trust me, it really is so easy that a preteen can do it. And they do – all the …

Yahoo Password Breach Is Worse Than Originally Thought Yahoo Password Breach Is Worse Than Originally Thought
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We brought you news this morning that Yahoo Voices was hacked and over 450,000 usernames and passwords were leaked onto the Internet. The initial report stated that most of passwords came from Yahoo or Gmail email addresses. After analyzing the …

Yahoo Voices Is Latest To Be Hacked With 450,000 Accounts Stolen Yahoo Voices Is Latest To Be Hacked With 450,000 Accounts Stolen
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If you use Yahoo Voices to create content for the Web, you really should change your password now. After things were looking up for Yahoo, it’s a pretty big downer to know that one of your service has just been …

Facebook Launches Malware Checkpoint So Users Can Be Proactive In Their Own Protection Facebook Launches Malware Checkpoint So Users Can Be Proactive In Their Own Protection

Back in April, Facebook launched the Facebook Anti-Virus Marketplace, which allows users to obtain free trials of anti-virus software from big names like McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Microsoft. They also incorporated those company’s databases into their own URL blacklist database …

Malware Is Just Insulting These Days Malware Is Just Insulting These Days
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Malware has always been pretty nasty, but at least it was polite about it. It would pose as a nice email from an old friend or perhaps a bank statement from your friendly neighborhood credit union. It seems that malware …

Matt Cutts: Google Can’t Tell If It’s Crawling Databases, But Has Policies To Remove Private Info Matt Cutts: Google Can’t Tell If It’s Crawling Databases, But Has Policies To Remove Private Info
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Ryan Satterfield at Planet Zuda posted an article about Google exposing private info by indexing other sites’ databases, which he says includes social security numbers and credit card numbers. “If you’ve given a site your credit card number or social …

Twitter Account Highlights Stupidity By Retweeting People Who Post Photos Of Their Debit Cards Twitter Account Highlights Stupidity By Retweeting People Who Post Photos Of Their Debit Cards
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Why this has to exist is saddening, and it engenders hopeless feelings for the survival of the human race. But the fact that it does exist is pretty amazing. I’m talking about a new Twitter account called @NeedADebitCard, whose sole …

Google Just Fixed A Bunch Of Bugs In Chrome Google Just Fixed A Bunch Of Bugs In Chrome

Google released a big stable channel update for Chrome: Chrome 20 (20.0.1132.43). Along with it comes over 20 bug fixes and rewards. Many of the bugs, Google says, were detected using AddressSanitizer. Google lists them as follows: [118633] Low CVE-2012-2815: …

Apple Backs Off On OS X Virus Immunity Claims Apple Backs Off On OS X Virus Immunity Claims

Two months ago we brought you news that hundreds of thousands of Mac computers were infected with the Flashback malware. While not the first malware to be specifically targeted at Macs, Flashback was somewhat unique in that it didn’t need …

Google Apps Improves Its Security Google Apps Improves Its Security
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Google announced today that it has implemented two new security features into Google Apps. One enables tighter password verification for businesses, and the other enhances Microsoft Active Directory integration. The announcement came from Rishi Dhand, product manager for Google Apps, …

Facebook Delves Deep Into The Reporting Process Facebook Delves Deep Into The Reporting Process

With 900+ million people on the site, it’s inevitable that someone is going to post something that offends your sensibilities. And although Facebook has systems in place to weed out content that violates their terms of service, the company has …

Facebook Reminds Users That Security Is Important, Offers Tips Facebook Reminds Users That Security Is Important, Offers Tips
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Facebook is in the process of reminding every user that a few simple security measures can help them protect their account from those on the interwebs who would wish to use it for dastardly purposes. When they first log in, …