Facebook – protect your account from Rogue Browser Extensions

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Facecrooks security shares this improved security approach http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/how-to-protect-your-facebook-account-from-rogue-browser-extensions.html QUOTE: Lately, we have noticed an alarming trend in how Facebook scams are being spread among users. Scammers will exploit every method and medium to disseminate their malware and mayhem. We have seen like-jacking, click-jacking & tag-jacking attacks, rogue applications, the abuse of Facebook messages and chat, […]

Facebook – improve security using Login approvals

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Facecrooks security documents this 2 factor authentication approach http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/How-Secure-Your-Facebook-Account-With-Login-Approvals.html/ QUOTE: Phishing scams are widely popular on Facebook. Cyber criminals relentlessly pursue ways and means to obtain Facebook usernames and passwords. These compromised accounts often send out spam or scam messages virally across the platform. Scammers can also data mine these accounts and their network of […]

Facebook – Purchases WhatsApp Messaging application

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Articles related to Facebook’s purchase of the popular WhatsApp messaging system for $19 billion http://money.cnn.com/2014/02/19/technology/social/facebook-whatsapp/ http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Buys-WhatsApp-Privacy-Concerns-Arise.html/ QUOTE:  Facebook announced this week that it acquired popular messaging app WhatsApp for a stunning figure of $19 billion. The app is currently the most popular messaging app for smartphones, and boasts over 450 million users while adding an […]

AVAST – Mobile security requires constant protection

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Smartphones can store highly sensitive information and must be constantly protected as noted in article.  Password protection, encryption, and other best practices should be used. http://blog.avast.com/2014/02/26/mobile-security-your-best-protection-is-constant-protection/ QUOTE: More than one billion people nowadays use smartphones devices and this number is growing rapidly. With the growing numbers of mobile users accessing the internet on Android smartphones […]

Facebook – Music Theme scam circulating FEB 2014

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Avast labs documents new fake them circulating that may lead to malware of loss of privacy https://blog.avast.com/2014/01/23/facebook-music-theme-scam-hits-a-sour-note/ QUOTE: By now, we are all familiar with Facebook scams that claim to give your Newsfeed a designer look. Remember Facebook Red or Facebook Black? Those pretty themes ended up spreading spam and malicious links via online surveys […]

RSAC: Trend Micro, McAfee, and Symantec score well in NSS Lab tests

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NSS Labs shared recent test results of corporate products at the 2014 RSA conference http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/321170-rsac-trend-micro-mcafee-and-symantec-best-in-nss-labs-test QUOTE: Most of the tests and reports generated by NSS Labs are aimed at big companies, Fortune 500 domestically, Fortune 2000 worldwide. They help these enterprises choose the best next-generation firewalls, intrusion prevention systems, and so on. From time to […]

RSAC – Windows 8 has Smart Screen Filter built into operating system

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Windows 8 was found to be effective with URL smart screen filtering during recent NSS testing http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/321170-rsac-trend-micro-mcafee-and-symantec-best-in-nss-labs-test QUOTE: Microsoft Security Essentials was included in the test, but Abrams pointed out that Microsoft wants this product treated as a baseline. “If people are going to pay for a third-party product,” he said, “it had better outperform […]

RSAC 2014 – Secunia advocates patching 3rd party products

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  Another beneficial security session from RSA conference as documented by PC Magazine: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/321109-rsac-hey-people-patch-your-programs QUOTE:  Secunia’s free Personal Software Inspector tool checks all the software on your PC, identifies any programs that need updates, and helps you apply those updates. The company also gathers stats on vulnerabilities and publishes a yearly report. At the RSA […]

Social Engineering – Corporate Security breach in 20 minutes

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This account illustrates how excellent acting skills and technological know-how can be combined into social engineering attack http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/320913-hacked-in-20-minutes-social-engineering-done-right QUOTE: How long would it take for an attacker to break into a business? Get on the corporate network as an authenticated user? If you think it would take a few days or even a few hours, you […]

RSAC 2014 – Patch Management improves security

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Another informative talk in 2014 RSA conference http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/321014-rsac-can-windows-updates-protect-against-malware QUOTE: Are your PCs all configured for Automatic Update? If not, you’re risking more than just missing out on the latest version of Internet Explorer. At the RSA Conference, Simon Edwards, Technical Director of London-based Dennis Technology Labs, presented the results of a study showing that keeping […]


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