Zone Alarm evaluates security for 8 Social Networking sites

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Facebook and MySpace were rated as having good security.  However highly locked down settings are required to achieve this.  Users must alter settings beyond original defaults and exercise best practices while connected.   Zone Alarm evaluates security for 8 Social Networking sites http://blog.zonealarm.com/2011/06/defending-your-privacy-which-social-networking-sites-are-secure.html QUOTE: Deciding which social networking sites to avoid or use can be a challenge. Discovering […]

Web Development – The need to re-engineer insecure content on secure websites

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Webmasters should ensure that secure web pages (https) avoid offering mixed content, as standard pages (http) could comprise security.  Browsers are strengthening controls in the newer releases with beneficial warning messages.  IE9 blocks these types of pages by default and the user must then decide whether to override this. Web Development – The need to […]

Best Practices – Corporate Termination Policies

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Effective policies and standard conventions are always beneficial for an organization.  They are especially required for difficult tasks like employee terminations where emotions may supercede good judgment.  Companies should protect themselves defensively in these situations. In doing so, they also protect the employee from potential liability.  Best Practices – Corporate Termination Policies http://isc.sans.org/diary/How+Good+is+your+Employee+Termination+Policy+/11086 QUOTE: It […]

Apple Security Update – June 2011

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Please update any of the products noted below to ensure proper protection: http://isc.sans.org/diary/Apple+Security+Updates+2011-004/11092 http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222 QUOTE: Apple has released Mac OS X v10.6.8 and Security Update 2011-004 addressing a total of 39 vulnerabilities in OS X 10.5.x and 10.6.x. Note that if OS X 10.7 Lion is released soon Products Affected Mac OS X Server 10.6, […]

FAKEAV – FBI launches Operation Trident Tribunal

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Hopefully, our government agencies will be successful in this new campaign, designed to reduce and eventually eradicate Fake AV attacks http://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/2011/june/cyber_062211/cyber_062211 http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/combating-fakealerts QUOTE: Department of Justice and the FBI announced “Operation Trident Tribunal,” a coordinated, international law enforcement action that disrupted the activities of two international cyber crime rings involved in the sale of scareware. […]


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