All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Security’

Will Lawmakers Use The Target Hack To Give The FTC More Power?

Target, one of the nation’s largest retailers, suffered a major security breach over the holiday shopping season that affected millions of its in-store customers. In fact, it’s estimated that 40 million dedit and card card accounts were stolen. It’s already a given that Target will be paying for this breach of trust for years to come, but will it lead …

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Target Hackers Pounced On Outdated Security System

In the aftermath of the second-largest credit card security breach in American history, new details are emerging regarding what lead to it—and why it may very well happen again. On December 19th, the retailer Target announced that upwards of 40 million credit card numbers were hacked between the period ranging from the day before Thanksgiving until about December 15th. While …

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Millions Of Google, Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter And LinkedIn Passwords Compromised

Two million user passwords from Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other sites were reportedly stolen and posted online. Daniel Chechik at Spider Labs posted about the findings, which is actually a follow-up to a June post about the Pony botnet controller. At the time, it was found that about 650,000 website credentials had been stolen from Facebook, Yahoo, Google …

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Mayer: All Yahoo Products Will Be Encrypted By End Of Q1

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer announced on Monday that the company plans to have all information that moves between its data centers (meaning data from all Yahoo products) encrypted by the end of Q1 2014. It will also offer users an option to encrypt all data flow to and from Yahoo by that same time. She also said that the company …

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Google Adds ‘Security Issues’ Feature To Webmaster Tools

Google has announced the launch of a new Webmaster Tools feature called Security Issues, which shows verified site owners info about the security issues on their sites (in a single place), and lets them find problems faster with detailed code snippets and request reviews for all issues in one new process. Google’s Meenali Rungta and Hadas Fester say in a …

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The Ultimate Piracy Deterrent: Britney Spears Music?

The Daily Mirror reports that merchant sea captains who sail off the coast of Africa repeatedly deal with pirate attacks and have found solace in the most unlikely of weapons: Britney Spears’ early catalog. The effects of the music are witnessed almost instantly. As Somali raiders armed with assault rifles approach a merchant ship, the crew blasts “… Baby One …

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Facebook Denies Special Partnership with Police

It’s no secret that Facebook will cooperate will law enforcement. The company will disclose account records upon receiving a valid subpoena, court order, search warrant, or national security letter. Basically, Facebook says that they will do what the law requires – but with the utmost respect for user privacy. Not only that, but Facebook also reserves the right to aid …

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Does LinkedIn Intro Give You ‘Shivers’ Or B2B Email Optimism?

LinkedIn launched a new email tool this week that is actually pretty innovative, and could have a significant impact on business to business email communications. Security experts are not sold on it, however, with one notable industry voice saying that from a security and privacy point of view, it “sends shivers down my spine.” The tool is called LinkedIn Intro, …

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Oracle Releases Major Patch Update With 127 Fixes

Oracle has issued a big collection of critical patches for its various offerings. The company says that due to a threat posed by a successful attack, it strongly recommends that customers apply the fixes as soon as possible. The update contains a127 new fixes. 51 of them are for Java. Others are for Database, Fusion Middleware, Enterprise Manager, E-Business Suite, …

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Yahoo Mail Gets ‘Very Serious’ About Security

Update: A Yahoo spokesperson tells WebProNews, “In addition to making https a default feature by January 2014 for all Yahoo Mail users, we plan to implement 2048-bit encryption keys, which will provide our users with a further layer of security.” Yahoo has not been making the best headlines in the realms of Yahoo Mail or security lately, but now, they’ve …

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Yahoo Is Removing Email Addresses From People’s Contacts

Yahoo has been removing contacts from Yahoo Mail users’ contacts lists without the consent of these users. We received an email about it from one angry user this morning. The user included a message they received from Yahoo Customer Care, which said: Yahoo! wants to make sure your address book is filled with the most current and valid emails to …

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Apparently Microsoft Recycles Email Addresses Too

Yahoo has been making headlines in recent weeks thanks to an account recycling program it implemented recently, and the apparent security issues that have come along with it. It turns out that Microsoft has pretty much been doing the same thing for years. It also turns out that there have been similar security issues there as well. Back in June, …

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