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Top Eight Security Threats for 2011

December 28, 2010 Added by:Headlines

McAfee Labs threat research Vice President Dmitri Alperovitch has outlined his top eight picks for the security threats to be aware of over the next year. "We are seeing an escalating threat landscape in 2011," said Alperovitch...

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Twitter Crime is on the Rise

December 21, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Twitter’s “direct messages” and “mention” functions are laden with spam, often prompting users to click various links. Why anyone would want me to “Take a Good Look at Hypnotherapy” is beyond me, but someone must be buying because the spam keeps coming...

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Losing Control of Your Digital Life

December 20, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

What does this mean to you? Realize right now, “big brother” is the least of your concerns. I’d be more concerned about your little brother and his iPhone. Just know going forward that we are all living in the phish bowl...

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Privacy Mistakes for Social Media and Marketing

November 30, 2010 Added by:Rebecca Herold

Creativity can quickly evolve into dangerous unbridled enthusiasm whenever new technologies or information services are discovered, and then lead to bad decisions with regard to the use of their customers’ and other consumer information...

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One in Five Facebook Applications Contain Malware

November 24, 2010 Added by:Headlines

An examination of 14,000 Facebook user accounts found that 20% have applications that contain malware capable of infecting those who click on the links with a virus or other malicious code. The study was based on data collected over the last month...

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Father of the Web Slams Social Media and Apple

November 22, 2010 Added by:Headlines

Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. The Web may be ours, but unfortunately it is is ours much in the same way that Democracy is. And like Democracy, we may already be powerless to protect it from the powerful, well-monied, and thoroughly entrenched interests...

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Facebook Hacking, Security, and Privacy Concerns

November 11, 2010 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski

It’s not hacking if users’ privacy settings are searchable, right? It depends on who you ask. Current Facebook privacy settings come with a recommendation that urges users to leave their pages searchable to everyone. You might be surprised at the amount of information that’s accessible...

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Library of Congress Collecting All Tweets

November 09, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

What has been captured so far? According to Matt Raymond's article, tweets such as Barack Obama's 2008 election, or the photojournalist arrested in Egypt who tweeted his way to his eventual release, are there - and your tweets too...

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Social Media, Infosec and the War on Drugs

November 08, 2010 Added by:Javvad Malik

More and more companies are finding their employee’s are addicted to the latest drug. A drug that is freely available and most addicts need to take several times a day. It’s the drug of social media.But what does this have to do with information security? Perhaps a bit more than you thought...

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Criminals Exploit Social Networks Like Facebook

October 06, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

For a few years now I’ve been warning people about how vulnerable they are when they post their whereabouts in social media. And it looks like the bad-guy figured it out and is taking advantage of peoples naiveté...

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Top Seven Social Media Landmines

August 31, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The basis for much of social media identity theft revolves around social engineering. When a profile claims to represent a certain person or brand, it is generally taken at face value. Lies propagated from such a credible source are likely to be taken as fact for quite a long time, if not indefinitely...

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Privacy Policies 1 - Foursquare Privacy Policy Reviews

August 30, 2010 Added by:Mark Gardner

This post was going to be about my experiences signing up for Foursquare following the publicity over the new Facebook places. This post is now the first in a series regarding social media privacy policies, which will look at the Privacy Policies of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn...

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What is Social Registration?

August 29, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Social registration is how each user has an established online identity. Over time, the user’s various identities begin to merge for purposes of shopping, communicating, and connecting. If one account is compromised, then the hacker accesses multiple accounts with a single hack...

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10 Ways to Prevent Social Media Scams

July 23, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The opportunity social media creates for criminals is to “friend” their potential victims in order to create a false sense of trust and use that against their victims in phishing or other scams...

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Watching Out For Criminal Hacks

May 25, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

We use the web to search out tons of information, to shop online and to connect with friends and family. And in the process criminals are trying to whack us over the head and steal from us. And they’ve become very proficient at their craft while most computer users know enough about protecting themselves today as they did 15 years ago. Which equates to not so much.

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Self-revelation Can Help Assemble a Social Security Number

April 16, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

I am not done nor will I ever be done sounding that alarm, ringing that bell and informing you about how ridiculous social media is. I was asked in a radio interview today what it will take to get people to recognize they are sharing too much data. In a word, tragedy. When a home is broken into, they install a home security alarm. When someone is mugged, they take a self defense course. When plane...

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