Facebook – LIKES on posts and sites reveal personality traits

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This study shares an awareness to be careful in this highly public environment to safeguard privacy: http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Knows-You-Better-Than-Your-Friends-And-Family.html/   Researchers at the University of Cambridge and Stanford University recently conducted a study to determine how well Facebook knows you. They released the results this week, and what they found is eye-opening. It turns out that the […]

Facebook – implements Place Tips features

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Facecrooks Security documents a new Facebook feature surfacing this week http://facecrooks.com/Internet-Safety-Privacy/Facebook-Launches-New-Place-Tips-Feature-But-You-Can-Opt-Out.html/   In a somewhat surprising release, Facebook launched a new feature called Place Tips for New York City users this week. If your location services are turned on, the Facebook mobile app will bring tips, photos and posts that pertain to your location to […]

Leadership – Marks of a successful leader

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Another excellent leadership article http://www.johnmaxwell.com/blog/what-should-be-the-legacy-of-a-successful-leader QUOTE: Legacies that matter are connected with people. A hundred years from now all that will matter is the people that you connected with in such a way that you added value and meaning to their lives. Political commentator Walter Lippmann said, “The final test of a leader is that […]

RansomeWeb Malware – encrypts and holds vulnerable websites hostage

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RansomeWeb is a new malicious treat that encrypts and holds vulnerable websites hostage via sophisticated targeted attacks. https://www.htbridge.com/blog/ransomweb_emerging_website_threat.html QUOTE: More and more people become victims of ransomware, a malware that encrypts your data and demands money to decrypt them. A new trend on the market shows that cybercriminals will now target your website as well to […]

Security Awareness – Personal User safety tips for 2015

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PC Magazine offers excellent advice and safely tips for the coming year:  http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security/330797-new-year-s-resolutions-for-better-security-in-2015   Before looking at my 2015 resolutions, I took a look at the list from 2014 to figure out how well I stuck to my goals. For my password I security, I resolved to use strong and complex passwords for everything, to adopt […]

Browsers – Major products evaluated by PC Magazine 2014

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Features, performance, design and other factors were evaluted recently in this PC Magazine article: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2365692,00.asp   In the biggest shakeup in the browser industry since Microsoft was forced to uncouple Internet Explorer from Windows, Google’s Chrome burst on the scene in 2008, forcing new standards in browser speed, streamlined design, and rapidly iterating software, forcing […]

Adobe Flash – Rare Yellow alert by ISC for users to update

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During January, the Internet Storm Center declared a yellow alert to highlight the importance of updating Adobe Flash Player. Users should use a PATCH NOW approach to ensure they are up-to-date http://helpx.adobe.com/security.html https://isc.sans.edu/forums/diary/Infocon+change+to+yellow+for+Adobe+Flash+issues/19227/   We have decided to change the Infocon to yellow in order to bring attention to the multiple recent Adobe Flash Player […]

AV Product Testing – Best Security product for 2014

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Independent software testing firm AV-Comparative shares their study as follows: http://securitywatch.pcmag.com/security-software/331532-av-comparatives-names-product-of-the-year-for-2014   An antivirus testing researchers’ work is never done. As soon as the research team finishes and report on one series of tests, it’s time to start another. Once a year, though, the team at AV-Comparatives takes a moment to sit back, review the […]

Adobe Flash – Multiple security releases during JAN2015

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Multiple zero day and other attacks led to expedient patching by Adobe to improve Flash security.  All home and corporate users should update and ensure they are on latest builds.  Abobe Flash often detects security updates and prompts users to install them.  Additional details regarding these releases are noted below http://helpx.adobe.com/security.html Bulletins and Advisories from […]

Data Breach – Marriott strengthens customer security

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Marriott quickly strengthened controls after discovery of a security design weaknesses in an Android based application. http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/marriott-web-services-flaw/   The issue, patched last week, made it simple for attackers to access the reservation and personal details of Marriott customers via its web services, exposing check-in dates, victims’ last names, and victims’ contact information including physical address, […]


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