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“There is no magic fairy dust protecting Macs" – Dai Zovi, author of “The Mac Hacker’s Handbook"

Seriously considering disabling comments

August 3rd 2013

After spending far too much of my Sunday morning deleting comment spam, I’m seriously considering simply turning the feature off. That being said, it is interesting to watch how the spammers try to get their comments approved: various forms of flattery… criticism…. pleas for help… “I wrote a comment and keep getting emails please stop […]

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Boobytrapped iphone chargers / charging stations

August 3rd 2013

Who would have thought! It gets to the point you begin to wonder if anything is safe… http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/08/03/apple-to-fix-iphones-vulnerability-to-boobytrapped-chargers/ 

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FBI Consumer Alert: pirated software may contain malware

August 1st 2013

"You decide to order some software from an unknown online seller. The price is so low you just can’t pass it up. What could go wrong? Plenty. Whether you’re downloading it or buying a physical disc, the odds are good that the product is pirated and laced with malicious software, or malware.      Is Your […]

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FTC safety tips for using public wi-fi networks

August 1st 2013

“Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but they’re often not secure. When using a hotspot, it’s best to send information only to websites that are fully encrypted. You can be confident a hotspot is secure only if it asks you to provide a WPA password. If […]

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FTC advice on preventing, identifying, and dealing with hacked email or social networking accounts

August 1st 2013

“You get a flood of messages from friends and family. They’re getting emails from you with seemingly random links, or messages with urgent pleas to wire you money. It looks like your email or social media account might have been taken over. What do you do? For starters, make sure your security protections are up-to-date, […]

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