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Google To 20,000 Sites: You May Have Been Hacked Google To 20,000 Sites: You May Have Been Hacked
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Google has been sending out a lot of messages to webmasters lately. A lot have been getting them based on questionable links pointing to their sites, in relation to Google’s cracking down on paid blog/link networks. Now, over 20,000 sites …

Windows XP Users: Upgrade Now, Or Forever Be Hacked Windows XP Users: Upgrade Now, Or Forever Be Hacked
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It’s been almost 11 years since the launch of Windows XP in October of 2001. The operating system is getting on in years and Microsoft has done their best to get people to upgrade. Unfortunately, its successor, Windows Vista, did …

The Do’s and Dont’s of Employee Background Checks The Do’s and Dont’s of Employee Background Checks
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If you are an employer, you have no doubt at least considered doing some form of background check on an employee. If you are looking for a job, you will likely be subjected to a background probe of some sort …

Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool Apple Preparing Its Own Flashback Removal Tool

Yesterday we told you about a pair of free software tools designed to help you detect and remove the Flashback botnet from your Mac. Now it looks like Apple is working on their own tool that will accomplish the same …

Free Tools Remove Flashback Trojan From Macs Free Tools Remove Flashback Trojan From Macs

Last week we brought you news of the Flashback botnet, a particularly nasty piece of malware that infects users’ computers by way of a Java vulnerability that allows it to be installed just by visiting an infected website. Shortly after …

Facebook, Dropbox Apps Store Personal Info In Unsecured Plain Text Files Facebook, Dropbox Apps Store Personal Info In Unsecured Plain Text Files
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A somewhat troubling security flaw has been found in the mobile apps for Facebook and Dropbox. It seems that both apps (and others, presumably) store access tokens in an unsecured plain text .plist file that can be easily accessed with …

Facial Recognition: Cool or Creepy? Facial Recognition: Cool or Creepy?

Remember all the technology in movies such as Minority Report? At the time, it seemed so bizarre and futuristic, but some of it is beginning to seep into society. I’m talking about the phenomenon of facial recognition.

XRY’s Passcode Bypass Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be XRY’s Passcode Bypass Not All It’s Cracked Up To Be

Last week we brought you news about a remarkable piece of software called XRY. This forensics software allows government and law enforcement officials to retrieve data off of a variety of smartphones, including iOS and Android devices. What’s more, the …

Smartphone Popularity Linked To Increase Of Identity Theft Smartphone Popularity Linked To Increase Of Identity Theft

Face it: the world has been changed by the omnipresent pocket bulge known as a smartphone. Once upon a time, people indexed phone numbers of their friends into nature’s smartphone, i.e., your brain, but seriously, can you actually recite a …

Google Is Being More Careful With Your Password Google Is Being More Careful With Your Password
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Google put out its monthly list of algorithm changes today. There were 50 changes in all, though technically not every single one of them is related to the Google algorithm. There was an interesting changes listed related to users’ passwords. …

Is Cyber Warfare Imminent, Or Is the Hype Overblown? Is Cyber Warfare Imminent, Or Is the Hype Overblown?
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Is cybersecurity one of your top concerns? Whatever your opinion might be, the government has taken a particularly strong interest in it lately, as security breaches appear to be on the rise. In recent years, the U.S. has seen corporations …

Google Authenticator Gets An Upgrade Google Authenticator Gets An Upgrade
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Google announced today that it has made improvements to the Google Authenticator app, which utilizes Google’s 2-step verification feature for smartphones. 2-step verification was launched for Google Apps in 2010, then to all Google users in February 2011. “We want …

Google Apps Vault Launched For Business Customers Google Apps Vault Launched For Business Customers

Google announced the launch of information governance solution Google Apps Vault for Google Apps For Business customers, which Google says can reduce costs of litigation, regulatory investigation and compliance. It costs $5 a month, and lets businesses archive and manage …

Forensics Software Lets Law Enforcement Bypass Your iPhone’s Passcode Forensics Software Lets Law Enforcement Bypass Your iPhone’s Passcode

You’ve probably never heard of Micro Systemation, nor are you likely to heard of their flagship software product, XRY. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden and has a very narrow customer base for their software. Micro Systemation is a …

Square Card Readers Now Reportedly Encrypted Square Card Readers Now Reportedly Encrypted
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Last April, Square announced that it would be launching an encrypted version of its card reader in the summer. Here we are nearly a year later, and the company is now reportedly shipping encrypted versions. VentureBeat reports that all Square …

NSA Chief Denies Existence Of Domestic Spying Program NSA Chief Denies Existence Of Domestic Spying Program

The National Security Agency, at least according to it’s Web site, “exists to protect the nation.” A recent Wired article claimed that the agency had taken up a new duty – spying on American citizens. In an article titled, “The …

Ads In Mobile Apps Could Pose Security Risk Ads In Mobile Apps Could Pose Security Risk

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that including ads in mobile applications (apps) poses privacy and security risks. In a recent study of 100,000 apps in the official Google Play market, researchers noticed that more than half contained …

Online Dating Tips To Prevent Scams And Broken Hearts Online Dating Tips To Prevent Scams And Broken Hearts
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The Internet has made dating so much easier than in years past. Before one had to go to one of those happening clubs and hit on everything within a five mile radius before they found someone desperate enough to agree …

Google Improves Malware Detection For Ads Google Improves Malware Detection For Ads

Google put out a big blog post on Wednesday about its efforts to clean up ads in terms of malware. The company says bad ads are on the decline thanks to said efforts, which include spending millions of dollars building …

Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers Interview: More Than 50% of Site Traffic May Be Hackers or Spammers
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How secure is your website? It’s a scary thought when you think about it, especially given all the attacks that have risen up in recent years. Last year, well-known websites such as Sony, Epsilon, and even government sites were hacked.

Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC

Iran’s government has gone to some considerable lengths lately to muzzle the internet within the country’s borders. Not content with only blocking Google sites and encrypted search merely once in February, the government blocked SSL connections as well as many …