Blog Posts Tagged with "Social Media"

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Should Businesses Be Able to Google Customers?

July 08, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

It should come as no surprise that businesses are taking advantage of the public’s fascination of placing their day-to-day activities on social networking sites. This may seem inappropriate and offensive, and it might be – but for the moment, it’s not illegal. We have only ourselves to blame...

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Is Privacy Worth the Loss of Opportunity?

July 05, 2012 Added by:Scott Thomas

Privacy is a huge issue to most of us in the infosec community. Where this hits home though is when you're contemplating making a career move. You want the industry to know that you're considering your choices, but you don't want "the wrong people" to know (read: your current employer)...

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I Know What You Tweeted Last Summer...

July 04, 2012 Added by:Theresa Payton

We have mentioned before that Twitter will send every tweet to the National Archives and the Library of Congress, so watch what you tweet. Now new tools unleash a trove of data in moments. For the 140 million and growing user base that tweets over 400 million tweets per day, this might be a little more than alarming...

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Request for Information: Social Engineering Using Social Media

June 25, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

We’ve been saying for years that the human element is the weakest link in cybersecurity. Kevin Mitnick (out of prison now and doing well) was an extremely talented hacker but what set him apart was his research into potential victims and then having the audacity to social engineer them...

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Data Security: Spokeo in the News

June 23, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

“Spokeo, which compiles dossiers on consumers, agreed to pay $800,000 to settle allegations by the Federal Trade Commission that it sold personal information in violation of the law. From 2008 to 2010, Spokeo sold millions of consumer profiles to human resources departments and recruiters..."

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Social Media Security: What Parents Should Worry About

June 21, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

There’s no shortage of cautionary tales about social media risks for children. They’re all over the news. In a recent Harris Interactive poll, parents said their top concerns included sexual predators, cyberbullying and a desire to monitor their children’s activities online and on mobile phones...

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Not So Tweet and Innocent: Social Networking Security Webinar

June 19, 2012 Added by:Kelly Colgan

In conjunction with the National PTA Convention, Tim Woda will present about the specific risks plaguing parents and ways to mitigate their concerns. Matt Cullina will unveil findings from a Harris Interactive survey of parents about their child’s social networking habits and what issues cause them the most fear...

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Ten Networking Alternatives After LinkedIn's Security Breach

June 13, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

Much has been written about the LinkedIn security breach and the millions of passwords at risk. Hopefully by now all users have changed them and made them more complex. When it comes to professional social networking sites though, LinkedIn is not the only game in town. Here are the Top 10 alternatives...

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LulzSec Reborn vs Twitter and OAuth Security Issues

June 13, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The third-party authentication process implements the open standard for authorization, or OAuth, that allows users to share private resources stored on one site with another. The hack raises a serious question regarding the security level ensured by third-party authentication processes...

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Nine Tips for Social Media Crisis Response

June 07, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

Not impressed with LinkedIn's social media crisis response? Whilst the draft NIST report SP 800-61 gives really good guidelines on fully and effectively communicating important information to the public, there is some mileage to be had by exploring the use of social media when tackling incident response...

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How to Keep Healthcare Secrets Online

June 06, 2012 Added by:Danny Lieberman

When we share medical information with our healthcare provider, we trust their information security as being strong enough to protect our medical information from a data breach. Certainly – as consumers of healthcare services, it’s impossible for us to audit the effectiveness of their security portfolio...

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LinkedIn Hacked: Change Your Password

June 06, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Reports indicate that as many as 6.4 million passwords have been compromised. Though the passwords are in encrypted form, reports indicate that they are being cracked at a rapid rate, with somewhere near 300,000 passwords already revealed, putting those LinkedIn members' accounts at risk...

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Twitter's New Tailored Suggestion Service Raises Questions

June 06, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Congress seeks clarification on how Twitter purports to honor a user’s choice to opt-out of targeted advertising and data collection using the Do Not Track browser option, while simultaneously collecting user information from third party websites under the tailored suggestions program...

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The Biggest Attack Surface is US

May 30, 2012 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

As technologies advance and the human nature side of things continues to allow for strides in security as well as the inevitable setbacks, you will become the ultimate target of the easy score for data that could lead to compromise. After all, what do you think the real persistent threats rely on? Human nature...

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FTC MySpace Settlement: Say What You Do and Do What You Say

May 30, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The settlement bars MySpace from making future misrepresentations regarding the extent to which it protects users’ personal information, requires it to implement a comprehensive privacy program and requires it to undergo biennial, independent, third party privacy assessments for the next 20 years...

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Is Frictionless Sharing Like Digital Privacy Cancer?

May 25, 2012 Added by:Rebecca Herold

In a nutshell, “frictionless sharing” basically is a passive service that allows apps to automatically share your activity to a very wide number of entities and locations as you visit different websites, view videos and photos, listen to music, read ads and articles, and so on...

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