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Tumblr security alert: passwords “sniffed in transit” ??

July 17th 2013

Oh dear – with shared wireless networks being so common nowadays, this is quite a concern. http://staff.tumblr.com/post/55648373578/important-security-update-for-iphone-ipad-users Update and change your passwords please…

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Please treat ero-advertising.com with extreme caution

July 12th 2013

There are reports coming in of malvertizing via ero-advertising.com.  

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Nintendo hacked (affects Japanese users)

July 9th 2013

Yes, your personal information *is* valuable (think identity theft).  And, you should never use the same username and password across multiple sites. “Hackers bombarded Nintendo for a month with 15.46 million bogus login attempts, out of which 23,926 struck the jackpot, exposing names, addresses, phone numbers and other personal details of corresponding Club Nintendo customers.” […]

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Mass confusion approaches?

July 4th 2013

Back on 27 June Firefox announced that their “mixed content blocker” was available in the Firefox Beta, and was on track for general release with Firefox 23.  But, look at the indicator they are using: Source: https://blog.mozilla.org/security/2013/06/27/mixed-content-blocker-hits-firefox-beta/    Here’s an IE10 equivalent, displayed at the bottom of the screen when a problem site is encountered. […]

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Thank you, but no

July 3rd 2013

1. It ended up in my junk mail folder 2. The English is terrible Hopefully those two points mean whoever wrote this email won’t succeed in fooling too many people.

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Ubisoft compromised

July 3rd 2013

Cite: http://blog.ubi.com/security-update-for-all-ubisoft-account-holders/ Yes, Ubisoft have taken action to protect themselves and their users but here’s something to think about – if any of those Ubisoft users have used the same username and password on other sites, then those sites are at risk too. That’s why it is SO important to NEVER use the same username […]

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Another safe browsing comparison….

July 1st 2013

We see them regularly – tests which try to quantify which browser is “safest”, whether it be IE or FF or Chrome or whatever. The hardest thing to protect a user against, I think, is “social engineering”.  You see, in the end we all have the choice to ignore warnings being displayed our software, and […]

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Revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule Goes Into Effect Today. Also, adult advertising being displayed by apps made for children

July 1st 2013

URL: http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2013/07/coppa.shtm “The revised COPPA rule addresses changes in the way children use and access the Internet, including the increased use of mobile devices and social networking. The modified rule,approved by the Commission in December 2012, widens the definition of children’s personal information to include persistent identifiers such as cookies that track a child’s activity […]

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