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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Megaupload Shutdown Has A Silver Lining

There was mega news in the file-sharing world last week as Megaupload was shutdown by the FBI for infringing copyright. This is good news for the entertainment industry, but what about us? Well, the raid might have actually improved our computer security. Ruled by Mr. Dotcom, the Megaupload empire spanned … Read More

Security Software Does Not Equal Security Goals

Last year’s chaotic security environment has many technology leaders scrambling to evaluate their security strategy in the New Year. Nobody wants to become breaking news due to a security failure, but it is impossible to protect and prevent everything. There are simply too many assets, vulnerabilities and threats to ensure … Read More

What You Should Know Before Jailbreaking

It took a while this time, but hackers have finally “jailbroke” the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S. It’s now possible to load non-Apple approved software onto your up-to-date device – something many have been longing for ages. The question is: Should you do it? When hackers “jailbreak” a device, it … Read More

5 Steps For Data Breach Survival

Last week, online shoe retailer Zappos experienced a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 24 million of its customers. The incident was just the latest high profile example of a company falling victim to digital attackers. Although data breaches at big companies make news headlines, a company … Read More

Typosquatting and Doppelgangers Pose Danger to Enterprises

Almost everyone occasionally mistypes a web address. Transposing a letter or forgetting that ‘I’ comes before ‘e’ except after ‘c’, can have implications beyond losing a few seconds to retyping. Online scammers are taking full advantage of users’ common typing mistakes with typosquatting – creating malicious websites with domains almost … Read More

Who Has Access to Your Social Media Accounts?

We’re quite good at keeping track of apps on our smartphones. But what about on our Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts? There are probably hundreds of applications that you granted access to your personal data, but then forgot all about. Most of the apps we use are these one-hit wonders … Read More

Can OLPC $100 Tablets Get the World Safely Online?

Fancy an Android tablet computer for $100? Well, that’s exactly what One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) earlier this week. After years of research and various models, the new tablet – the XO-3 – boasts an 8-inch 1024×768-resolution screen, a 1GHz Marvell ARMADA PXA618 … Read More

Did You Think Email Is Threat Free? Think Again

At the end of every year, vendors and researchers recap the previous year’s security environment and make predictions on what will happen in the next 12 months.  The end of 2011 was no different. Countless industry magazines, blogs and white papers proclaimed the rise of social media as “the” new … Read More

Be Careful Who Your Facebook Friends Are

With new Facebook security threats surfacing every few weeks, it’s important to be careful who your friends are on the social network. Or rather, who is posting and pretending to be your friend. The latest Facebook scam imitates a friend on Facebook who has already fallen victim to the security … Read More

Microsoft Patches Critical Windows Drive-by Bug

It may seem like the New Year has just begun, but it’s already time for Microsoft’s first Patch Tuesday of 2012. Microsoft has released seven security bulletins, one critical, to correct eight system vulnerabilities – making it one of the biggest January Patch Tuesdays ever. Only one of the seven … Read More

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