Blog Posts Tagged with "online safety"

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Join the Fight Against Cyber Spying Proposals in the Senate

May 29, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Even when faced with opposition from security experts and the Obama Administration, the House of Representatives managed to ram through CISPA, a bill widely decried as empowering the military to collect the Internet records of Americans’ everyday Internet use. Now the fight is moving to the Senate...

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Free Wi-Fi - Friend or Foe? An Infographic

May 25, 2012 Added by:Fergal Glynn

Did you know that this year the number of Wi-Fi connected devices will exceed the world’s population? This incredible statistic highlights the ubiquitous nature of Wi-Fi. However, the convenience of public Wi-Fi practically everywhere comes at the cost of greater risk to users...

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Segmenting Safe Zones in IPv6

May 24, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

IPv6 has created a vast address space and only portions are taken up by the typical allocations. A paid for, theme based, segmented and constrained IPv6 sub-network would provide users with some feeling of safety in an environment where that is not offered today...

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Facebook "Like" Button = Privacy Violation + Security Risk

May 21, 2012 Added by:Matthijs R. Koot

If you walk into a store, would you appreciate it if the owner phoned a random stranger to tell them? Probably not. Yet every time I visit a website that has a Facebook `Like'-button, my browser discloses that visit to Facebook, despite the fact that I do not have a Facebook profile...

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FBI Guidance on Avoiding Internet-Based Fraud

May 21, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Listed below are tips to protect your business, yourself and your family from various forms of Internet fraud. For information on the most common complaints and scams, see the annual reports of the Internet Crime Complaint Center a partnership of the FBI and the NWCCC...

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SKYPE Privacy Flaw: What Happened?

May 20, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

We recently learned Skype has known about a bug that shows your IP address, which can let someone track you and your account down to the city level. How long have they known about it? According to one group - for 18 months. Sometimes online services providers just don’t care...

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Treat Passwords Like Cash

May 14, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Every Web site and business application has a different algorithm and password policy. For users, who need to maintain strong passwords using 25 different policies on 25 different systems sites, it’s impossible to maintain a strong password policy without making some compromises...

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Taming the WWW or Wild Wild West

May 13, 2012 Added by:Jayson Wylie

There is a reason the security world refers to exploitation on the Internet to activity ‘in the wild’. A comparison can be made to the lawless, tough and unforgiving world of the Wild West in American history. You can get your stuffz or scalp taken...

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Five Concerns Surrounding Pinterest

May 10, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

At the current time, there are no privacy or security settings similar to Facebook or Google Plus, and boards cannot be made private, similar to customized Facebook lists or customized Google Plus circles. The bottom line is that anyone with Internet access can view your boards...

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Healthcare Data and the (Private) Social Network

May 09, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

Previously, we talked about the roles that trust, security and privacy play in online healthcare interactions. In this post we look at privacy challenges in social networks and describes how you can implement a private healthcare social network for without government regulation...

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It's Summer Blockbuster Season Again - Time to get Prepared

May 08, 2012 Added by:Lee Munson

One of the most used tricks that black hat hackers use during this time of year is to piggyback off of the advertising of big budget movies. There are a lot of ways that you can leverage attacks with this type of advertising and believe me they use all of them...

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On the Underground Economy of Twitter Followers

May 06, 2012 Added by:Gianluca Stringhini

All Twitter Account Markets we analyzed offer both "free" and "premium" versions. While premium clients pay for their services, the free ones gain followers by giving away their Twitter credentials - a clever way of phishing - or by sending out "promoted" content, typically spam...

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The FBI Discusses Internet Social Networking Risks

April 05, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Social networking sites have created a revolution in connectivity. However, con artists, criminals, and other actors are exploiting this capability for nefarious purposes. There are primarily two tactics used to exploit social networks. In practice, they are often combined...

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DHS: Don’t be Fooled by Too Good to be True Websites

April 03, 2012 Added by:Headlines

According to a recent report, the fan craze created by the film The Hunger Games has created the perfect opportunity for devious cybercriminals to take advantage of Internet users. While clicking on a link may seem innocent enough, it can actually infect your device...

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Cyber Self Defense For Non-Geeks

March 28, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

These principles won’t be sufficient when you’re in high-risk locales and they won’t stop a targeted attack, but they will make it less likely that you’ll suffer a serious breach because of poor security habits or over-reliance on antivirus or firewall applications...

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Hackers Target Social Media for Social Engineering Attacks

March 22, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Hackers are getting much better at their craft, and people are making it very easy for them. A Social Engineer will use information gathered about a person, place or business in specially crafted attacks that play on people’s thoughts, beliefs or emotions...

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