Windows 8 – New Security Features

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http://www.securitynewsdaily.com/2320-windows-8-security-features.html QUOTE: When Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 8, hits the market on Oct. 26, it will be chock-full of new and enhanced features aimed at giving users more security than ever before. “There are quite a few security improvements,” said Roel Schouwenberg, a senior researcher in the Boston-area office of Russian anti-virus firm Kaspersky […]

Internet Storm Center – Security Glossary

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Good resource for security professionals https://isc.sans.edu/glossary.html    

Mobile Security – Growing Problem of Adware

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Trend Labs shares an informative update related to adware risks for mobile phones http://blog.trendmicro.com/trendlabs-security-intelligence/the-growing-problem-of-mobile-adware/ QUOTE: Despite offering impressive resolutions and more advanced features, users are more concerned with their devices’ battery life. Though manufacturers are poised to offer devices with longer battery life, certain trends such 4G/LTE potentially offsets battery enhancements. Usage certain apps and […]

Facebook – Search History will be kept in Activity Log

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While only the individual user can see this, sharing your password or hackers compromising an account could create some privacy concerns. http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/your-activity-log-will-now-show-facebook-search-history.html http://newsroom.fb.com/News/An-Update-to-Activity-Log-1bc.aspx QUOTE: Facebook announced yesterday that they will now be adding user search history to their Activity Log. The Activity Log was released along with Timeline late last year and is a useful […]

Facebook – Post-by-email vulnerability may let unauthorized users post

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The Next Web warns on a new vulnerability that may allow unwanted posts by email: http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2012/09/26/security-flaw-lets-hacker-post-facebook-group/ QUOTE: Three Facebook users, Hasin Hayder, Rifat Nabi, and Abu Ashraf Masnun, have discovered a security hole in the social network that could lead to a potentially big privacy problem. The “post-by-email” feature in Facebook Groups reportedly lets an […]

HomeSecurity.org – Beneficial tips for complete protection

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This site recently discovered reaches out to the general public in an easy-to-understand approach http://www.homesecurity.org/ Some of the following protective topis are covered: * Alarm Price * Security Systems * Alarm Monitoring Options * Alarms * Security Cameras * Computer Security * Fire Safety Security * Safes * Home Security Checklists * Security Devices  

Facebooks New Gift Service – Security Warning

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Facecrooks security warns of potential dangers when combining a social networking environment with e-commerence capabilities. Folks desiring to use the new service should exercise the utmost caution and look out for fake sites, phishing scams, malware attacks, and other threats. http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/be-careful-of-facebookers-bearing-gifts.html QUOTE: On Thursday, the social networking giant launched Facebook Gifts – a new social […]

CD Technology – 30 year anniversary

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Sony released this technology in OCT 1982 as documented in this article.  A few years later, this showed up in computer technology to be later replaced with DVD drives. http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/gadgetbox/30-years-ago-cd-started-digital-music-revolution-6167906 QUOTE: The digital music revolution officially hit 30 years ago, on Oct. 1, 1982. While you may be surprised to learn that the heralds of […]

GPS Technology – Don’t rely on it completely

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GPS technology is a great tool and is highly accurate in most cases.  Still, one should not rely completely on this service will real maps or facilities as noted in the artile. http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/why-i-never-trust-gps-maps-completely-you-shouldnt-either-6143202#/technology/technolog/why-i-never-trust-gps-maps-completely-you-shouldnt-either-6143202 QUOTE: But GPS only tells you where you are in latitude and longitude — building the visual maps that need to be […]

Android Mobile Security – Dirty USSD reset exploit

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Further confirmation received that all Android devices may be affected where carriers or vendors have not yet provided patches.  An update is noted below: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/none/303186-my-android-device-is-vulnerable-to-a-dirty-ussd-hack-now-what QUOTE: It turns out that the “Dirty USSD” exploit demonstrated yesterday on Samsung devices affects all Android devices running anything below Android 4.1.x aka Jelly Bean. Just to recap, the […]


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