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Facebook Donates $250,000 to UAB Cybercrime Researchers Facebook Donates $250,000 to UAB Cybercrime Researchers
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October is National Cyber Security Awareness month, and in light of that Facebook has just made a sizable donation to one of the country’s best cybercrime research programs. Facebook has donated $250,000 to The Center for Information Assurance and Joint …

Facebook Beefs Up Anti-Virus Marketplace with 7 New Partners Facebook Beefs Up Anti-Virus Marketplace with 7 New Partners

Earlier this year, Facebook debuted their Anti-Virus Marketplace which allows users to download free trials of various anti-virus software. The original partners included names like Microsoft, McAfee, Sophos, and Symantec. Today, Facebook is announcing an expansion of the Anti-Virus Marketplace …

Cybercrime Costs on the Rise, HP-Sponsored Study Finds Cybercrime Costs on the Rise, HP-Sponsored Study Finds

HP and the Ponemon Institute today unveiled a new security study that shows the cost and frequency of cybercrime has risen for the third year in a row. The 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute …

Fake Apple Store Rewards Email Snags Your Info Fake Apple Store Rewards Email Snags Your Info
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You can never tell people to watch what they click enough, and as a general rule it’s safe to assume that anything that seems too good to be true online usually is.  The danger, of course, is not just that …

Malware-Carrying Twitter DMs Push Fake Facebook Links Malware-Carrying Twitter DMs Push Fake Facebook Links
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Twitter users need to be on the lookout for a new round of malware-carrying spam messages that are coming from compromised accounts, possibly even from Twitter profiles they trust. If you receive a direct message suggesting that someone has posted …

Google Makes Chrome For Android More Secure Google Makes Chrome For Android More Secure

Chrome for Android just got an update, which Google says makes the browser safer. Google software engineer Jay Civelli explains in a blog post, “This release strengthens Chrome for Android’s sandbox technology, which helps ensure malicious mobile websites are contained …

Emma Watson Is the Internet’s Riskiest Click
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If your internet activities involve searching for Harry Potter star Emma Watson (and let’s be honest, they probably do), you might want to be extra careful about which links you click. That’s because the 22-year-old actress is officially the riskiest …

HP Beefs Up Its Enterprise Security Solutions HP Beefs Up Its Enterprise Security Solutions

Amid the spectre of job cuts and huge losses, HP seems to be reinventing itself. As many aging hardware manufacturers have, the company is beginning to restructure its business and focus its efforts on providing quality B2B enterprise solutions. Hewlett-Packard …

Google Buys VirusTotal, Will Keep It Running Independently Google Buys VirusTotal, Will Keep It Running Independently
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Google has acquired malware detection company VirusTotal. VirusTotal announced the acquisition in a blot post, saying, “Our goal is simple: to help keep you safe on the web. And we’ve worked hard to ensure that the services we offer continually …

Apple IDs At The Center Of Major Security Story Again [Updated] Apple IDs At The Center Of Major Security Story Again [Updated]
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Apple IDs are back in the news, thanks to a big hacking story, courtesy of Anonymous. As previously reported, the AntiSec branch of Anonymous took to Pastebin to detail how it leaked a million Apple Device IDs (unique device identifier …

Facebook Goes After Fraudulent Likes Facebook Goes After Fraudulent Likes
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In order to cut down on fraudulent “likes” across the network, Facebook has announced that they have upped their automated efforts to remove likes that have been “gained by means that violate [thier] terms.” This means that likes derived from …

New Malware Comes Dressed as Facebook Photo Tag Email Notification New Malware Comes Dressed as Facebook Photo Tag Email Notification
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If you receive an email that looks like it’s from Facebook and says that you’ve been tagged in a photo, you may want to scour it for abnormalities. That’s because the latest malware on the loose involves a common Facebook …

Java Gets Hit With A Zero-Day Exploit Java Gets Hit With A Zero-Day Exploit
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Java is in everything. It’s in your browser at this very moment. The Java plug-in that is powering a lot of the Web also features one nasty exploit. The latest zero-day exploit should remain a topic of concern. The folks …

Dropbox Gets Google-Like Two-Step Verification Dropbox Gets Google-Like Two-Step Verification
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Dropbox announced today that it is launching a new two-step verification feature to make the service more secure. It requires two levels of authentication to log in: a password, and a security code that will either be texted to the …

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 …