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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 …

Apple Hires Kapersky Labs To Test Mac Security Apple Hires Kapersky Labs To Test Mac Security

The Flashback malware threat that recently plagued Mac computers opened a lot of eyes to the fact that Apple’s computers may not be secure as their users have always believed. The Flashback malware attacked users’ Macs by means of a …

Facebook Is Going To Drag You Away (Into The Public) Facebook Is Going To Drag You Away (Into The Public)
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Facebook as a company is going public very soon and, begrudgingly, its dragging all of its users into having a more public presence whether they like it or not. While Facebook’s Timeline feature poses a complicated assortment of privacy issues …

55,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Passwords Exposed [UPDATED] 55,000 Twitter Accounts Hacked, Passwords Exposed [UPDATED]
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Hackers appear to have successfully exposed the passwords of as many as 55,000 Twitter accounts yesterday, sparking the website to conduct an investigation into just how the security breach occurred. The hack was first reported on the blog Airdemon.net where …

Is Apple’s Security Reputation Diminishing? Is Apple’s Security Reputation Diminishing?
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When Eugene Kaspersky, the CEO and co-founder of security firm Kaspersky Lab, made the statement that Apple was “10 years behind Microsoft in terms of security,” a lot of heads turned. Apple has long been touted as the leader in security and has publicly poked fun at Microsoft for its security flaws as demonstrated in below ad that targets Vista specifically.

Most Facebook Timeline Users Having Buyer’s Remorse Most Facebook Timeline Users Having Buyer’s Remorse
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If you’re one of the stalwart few who have held on to your non-Timeline Facebook page, here’s some news that might give you reason to wait as long as you can: apparently most of the people who gleefully jumped into …

84% of Facebook, Google+ Users Don’t Feel Personal Info Is Safe 84% of Facebook, Google+ Users Don’t Feel Personal Info Is Safe
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In spite of social media sites like Google+, Facebook, and Twitter becoming wildly popular around the world, a huge bloc of those sites’ users worry about that their personal information on those sites will be stolen or misused. In fact, …

This iPhone 5 Will Self-Destruct In 3…2…1 This iPhone 5 Will Self-Destruct In 3…2…1
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Speculation surrounding the upcoming iPhone (iPhone 5…6? New new iPhone?) is unsurprisingly furious. Rumors have been flying around about a liquidmetal body, a thinner touchscreen, and larger display, and even a redesigned home button. The newest feature that might grace …

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 …