Facebook – Users improve Privacy protection during 2011

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Studies reflect a trend for improved privacy settings among Facebook users Facebook – Users make improvements in Privacy protection http://www.marketwatch.com/story/facebook-users-take-a-sharp-turn-toward-privacy-2012-02-21 http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/are-facebook-users-more-privacy-aware-now.html QUOTE: A study of 1.4 million Facebook users shows a sharp rise in protecting personal information. The most notable statistic was the number of users choosing to hide their friend list. This figure rose […]

Banking and Credit Cards – Keep your PIN protected

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The 4 digit PIN number used for ATM processing should always be difficult to guess and not easily associated with the person. In review of 32 million PIN numbers the person’s birthday was the most common PIN setting. Banking & Credit Cards – Keep your PIN protected http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/294415-pro-tip-for-thieves-the-pin-is-in-the-wallet QUOTE: So you’ve stolen a wallet. You’ve […]

Android – Best Security Practices

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PC Magazine highlights a great list of protective techniques: Android – Best Security Practices http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/294330-four-must-have-android-settings-from-a-security-expert QUOTE: Any Android user concerned about securing the data on his device should make sure the following Settings are turned on: 1. Enable Lock Screens: Under Settings\Security. Enable Face Unlock, Pattern, PIN, and Password to increase physical security to the […]

Malware – New Trojan hijacks Windows DLL

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Bitdefender documents a new trojan attack that embeds itself in a Windows DLL Malware – New Trojan hijacks Windows DLL http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/malware/294461-new-dropper-trojan-hijacks-critical-dll http://www.malwarecity.com/blog/newly-found-dropper-skirts-startup-list-by-hijacking-critical-dll-file-1256.html QUOTE: Bitdefender researchers have come across a new Trojan that uses a completely different technique. It patches COMRES.DLL so that whenever the DLL gets loaded it executes the malware code. The malware may […]

Apache 2.4 Security Features for new version

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The ISC and Apache highlight security features in the latest release Apache 2.4 Security Features for new version http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=12643 http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.4/new_features_2_4.html QUOTE: The Apache Foundation released version 2.4.1 of its popular web server, including a number of interesting changes. Among the features, I would like to highlight some of the security relevant changes: – More granular […]

IRS – Top Tax Scams for 2012

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Please be careful when processing taxes online to ensure that security controls, privacy, and confidentially are well maintainged IRS – Top Tax Scams for 2012 http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/021712-irs-dirty-dozen-256313.html http://www.networkworld.com/news/2011/060211-irs-top-10.html QUOTE: The Internal Revenue Service this week issued its annual “Dirty Dozen” ranking of tax scams the agency says tend to surface around tax season each year. “Taxpayers […]

Network World Evaluation – Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire

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Two excellent products are reviewed by Network World as noted below: Network World – Nook Tablet vs. Kindle Fire http://www.networkworld.com/news/2012/022112-nook-kindle-fire-256394.html QUOTE: While there are some minor differences in the tablets’ overall specifications, the real differences come down to what extra goodies you get from Amazon and Barnes & Noble, such as cloud storage and digital […]

Mozilla Firefox version 10 release

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New release and a recent patched version available Firefox Version 10 – Home http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ Firefox Version 10 – Release Notes http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/10.0.1/releasenotes/

Microsoft Security Bulletins – February 2012

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This special release on Valentine’s Day addresses several security vulnerabilites. Corporate and home users should quickly apply these changes Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2012 http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-feb ISC Analysis (always a great resource) http://isc.sans.edu/diary.html?storyid=12586 Trend Micro Analysis http://blog.trendmicro.com/microsoft-sends-love-on-february-patch-tuesday-with-nine-advisories/ QUOTE: Microsoft addresses 23 vulnerabilities on the 14th of February. The software giant released nine bulletins and fixed critical […]

Symantec – Free Parental Android Application

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Symantec Releases Free Parental Monitoring App for Android http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/293842-symantec-releases-free-parental-monitoring-app-for-android QUOTE: If you worry about your children’s Internet habits, you have to consider their mobile Internet habits as well. Fortunately Symantec has just released a free mobile parental control app for Android called Norton Safety Minder, which you can download from the Android Market. It’s free […]


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