Tag Archives: security

Facebookers Beware of New Trojan

May 13, 2013
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Bringing a whole new meaning to being hacked on Facebook by your sister, Microsoft has now issued a warning of malware posing as Firefox add-ons and updating Google Chrome extensions, which actually allow hackers inside your Facebook profile. Microsoft released a blog late Friday, on their Malware Protection Centre, describing Trojan:JS/Febipos, originally caught active in …

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Mac App Store Game Showed Traces of Malware

May 06, 2013
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According to a recent report by MacWorld, the iOS App Store detected an app containing an embedded trojan horse, however, the malware code is not considered to be malicious. Bitdefender Virus Scanner, a free Mac App, located the trojan horse, after its readers gave MacWorld the latest scoop about the potential …

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Google Joins Fast IDentity Online Alliance

Apr 25, 2013
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Google finally steps up and joins the FIDO, (Fast IDentity Online Alliance), mission to replace passwords and instead use secure online identity authentication. FIDO’s founding members are Lenovo, PayPal, Nok Nok Labs, and Validity.  Sam Srinivas, of Google security released a statement about their support, “Joining the FIDO Alliance is a great way …

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Home Routers Easily Hacked

Apr 18, 2013
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Don’t assume you are safe from router hackers, says Steve Bono, CEO of research firm Independent Security Evaluators of Baltimore. In a recent report, thirteen of the most popular everyday routers were proven to be easily hacked by a “moderately skilled adversary with LAN or WLAN access.” The report goes on to …

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Big Brother Acxiom About to Reveal Your Info

Apr 11, 2013
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Acxiom, a wee company based in Little Rock, Arkansas has all the deets on you! They consider themselves the king of data analytics and tracks everything from your income, your marital status, shopping habits to your politics.  The lastest news, according to a Financial Times Report, says that Acxiom plans …

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High Profile Celebs & Michelle Obama Hacked

Mar 14, 2013
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The FBI is investigating one of the largest high profile hacks yet, exposing social security numbers, addresses, phone numbers and even detailed printable credit score reports. The website www.exposed.su called, “Exposed-The Secret Files”, shows a picture of a goth looking girl with her finger over her lips stating;   “If you …

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1TB of Sensitive Data Ripped Off Dailey

Feb 28, 2013
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According to the Verge, they say a security firm in Florida claimed that expert software designed to protect us from unwanted visitors or hackers, is not so safe. The firm shared in a report that approximately 1 terabyte of sensitive data per day is been stolen by overseas hackers.   Victims include the military, …

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FTC to Host a “Threats to Mobile Devices” Event June 4

Feb 25, 2013
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On June 4th, 2013 at the Washington, D.C. conference center, the Federal Trade Commission will host a one-day seminar on mobile security threats and will be open to the public. According to the FTC website, the event will include discussions of “emerging mobile security threats and trends, security challenges in the mobile …

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Social Media Giants are Hack Victims by Zendesk’s Leak

Feb 22, 2013
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Zendesk, a customer service software provider has more than 25,000 clients, three of which are Tumblr, Pintrest and Twitter, who allegedly dropped the ball in securing its data.   According to Wired, a security breach was confirmed this week saying the hackers broke into its system, where they could access personal data from three …

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Keep it secret, keep it safe: A beginner’s guide to Web safety

Feb 15, 2013
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Shhh, we could not resist in sharing this article from Arstechnica, educating newbies about the basics of encryption on the Internet and how to use it to protect personal information while browsing the internet. It’s written with the intention of covering more subjects on malware and mobile security. “My family has been on the …

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