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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 …

Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks
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Google announced that will start showing new warnings when it believes users’ accounts may be the target of state-sponsored attacks. Google says it will show the warnings when it has specific intelligence, though the company won’t share what that intelligence …

Remove Facebook Timeline Scams Still Target Dissatisfied Users Remove Facebook Timeline Scams Still Target Dissatisfied Users
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When Facebook makes a big change, a good portion of the user base freaks out for a little while. This has happened for years and if I thought myself a betting man, I’d bet that Facebook users will remain resistant …

U.S. Government Releases List Of Words They Look For Online U.S. Government Releases List Of Words They Look For Online
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It’s pretty obvious by now that the U.S. government wants to desperately spy on our online activities. Reports that the NSA is building a giant facility to intercept and record our communication are pretty bad, but groups like the NSA …

Yahoo Axis Private Certificate Key Leaked at Launch Yahoo Axis Private Certificate Key Leaked at Launch
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Though the security issue has been resolved, Yahoo slightly botched the launch of Axis, its new mobile browser and desktop extension, by leaking its private certificate file in the source code of the Chrome extension. The private certificate was used …