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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, …

Google Joins Facebook, Twitter, AOL, IAB To Stop Badware Google Joins Facebook, Twitter, AOL, IAB To Stop Badware

Google, Twitter, Facebook, AOL and the IAB have joined forces to form the Ads Integrity Alliance, geared toward keeping protecting users from ads that contain badware. The initiative was announced today by StopBadware.org. The organization says the alliance will develop …

Facebook Accused Of Killing Google+ Traffic With Faulty Security Alerts [UPDATED] Facebook Accused Of Killing Google+ Traffic With Faulty Security Alerts [UPDATED]
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UPDATE: I’ve received a response from Facebook, who says that “unfortunately, this was indeed a glitch in our spam prevention system.” We integrate with many different external blacklists including Norton and when there’s a block on their service we provide …

UStream Hacked Ahead Of Apple’s WWDC? UStream Hacked Ahead Of Apple’s WWDC?
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Popular live video streaming site UStream may have been compromised by hackers. Visiting the site using Google’s Chrome browser, we’re seeing: Similarly in Firefox, we’re seeing: Apparently, Apple’s Safari sees no problems: Google’s search results are displaying it as if …

LinkedIn Password Leak Confirms That People Truly Suck At Choosing Passwords LinkedIn Password Leak Confirms That People Truly Suck At Choosing Passwords

Last week, you may have received an email or two from LinkedIn detailing the steps you needed to take following a massive leak that involved 6.4 million passwords. Although most of the passwords were encoded, some were able to be …

Instant Personalization and Public Search Come To Facebook Security Settings Instant Personalization and Public Search Come To Facebook Security Settings

For those always on the lookout for new ways to ramp up their privacy and security on the site, Facebook has just added two additional options for privacy control to their apps settings page – Instant Personalization and Public Search. …

Google Expands Hacking Detection To Deeper Pages Google Expands Hacking Detection To Deeper Pages
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Google has released its big list of algorithm changes for the month of May. There are plenty of interesting changes of note, but the first one on the list is: Deeper detection of hacked pages. [launch codename “GPGB”, project codename “Page …

LinkedIn Password Leak Brings Email Spam LinkedIn Password Leak Brings Email Spam

With more than 6.4 million LinkedIn passwords leaked onto a hash-cracking forum this week, there is no wonder that spammers will have a field day with the confusion it brought. Cameron Camp, a security researcher for the ESET cybersecurity software …

Facebook Announces Some Improvements In Mobile Security Facebook Announces Some Improvements In Mobile Security
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Although Facebook probably didn’t plan it like this, this announcement is pretty timely considering what’s been going on over at LinkedIn and some other high-profile sites in the past couple of days. In order to keep your experience more safe, …

MD5crypt Password Scrambler Not Safe, Says Creator MD5crypt Password Scrambler Not Safe, Says Creator
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One of the more interesting things revealed to the public during the LinkedIn password leak debacle is the fact that entire forums exist where black-hat hackers work together to crack hashes. The speed with which LinkedIn and eHarmony’s passwords were …