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Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.Facebook to team up with McAfee for beefed up security operations.

Become a fan of McAfee on Facebook and get ten percent off your next anti-virus subscription. To qualify you'll need to purchase McAfee's Internet Security Anti-virus Privacy System Protection Suite. Enjoy.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:45 AM | Tags (5) | cnet | facebook | mcafee | protection | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 16, 2009

No one is safe from Facebook's new privacy settings, not even their CEO.No one is safe from Facebook's new privacy settings, not even their CEO.

This opening may be a result of Facebook's new default settings; or could be a result of Zuckerberg trying to reverse the PR debacle of the new privacy system by opening up the content himself; or could be a combination of both.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | facebook | security | privacy | gawker | settings | photos | private |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.Facebook to start reminding all users about their current privacy settings.

As part of this initiative, all Facebook users will be prompted to review and confirm their privacy settings. The page will list the items with privacy that needs to be confirmed and give users the option to retain their existing setting or change it to a setting Facebook recommends.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 4:07 PM | Tags (5) | facebook | security | options | privacy | itnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Yahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumersYahoo decides to launch an online privacy tool for all of us consumers

In the past, users were able to rejected targeted ads, but they weren't able to edit and modify their personal preferences — for instance, saying 'no' only to ads for video games or ads with a health focus.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:22 AM | Tags (7) | yahoo | security | privacy | launch | ftc | consumer | tool |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Bug in Internet Explorer allows for public veiwing of your PDF files.Bug in Internet Explorer allows for public veiwing of your PDF files.

Although the data isn't always exposed when the document is viewed with Adobe Reader, it is easily readable when the file is opened in editors such as Notepad, and the text is also available to Google and other search engines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 6:47 AM | Tags (8) | microsoft | pdf | leak | ie | memory | adobe | acrobat | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

A handy tutotial on how to browse the Interwebs without leaving a trace.A handy tutotial on how to browse the Interwebs without leaving a trace.

A comprehensive guide from the folks at Lifehacker regarding how to surf the web and then make a successful attempt at covering your tracks. Not that you have anything to hide, right?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:32 AM | Tags (11) | anonymous | browse | browsing | internet | interwebs | lifehacker | security | surfing | tracks | tutorial | batch |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.FYI, beware of malware lurking in unsuspecting Twitter links.

In a nutshell, you should be cautious when using suspicious-looking URL shorteners. There's also an interesting statistic within the article stating that about 26% of all tweets contain a URL and retweeting just helps these things spread all the more quickly. Who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 5:26 PM | Tags (7) | malware | shorteners | trojan | twitter | urls | virus | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 26, 2009

Turns out that tweeting jurors pose a problem in the courtroom. Who knew?Turns out that tweeting jurors pose a problem in the courtroom. Who knew?

One juror in particular went as far to actually tweet the verdict of a trial before the judge announced it. Article cites other bonehead examples of Twitter misuse in the legal process as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:51 AM | Tags (8) | twitter | jurors | tweets | deliberations | updates | outside | world | judge |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The White House website code is now open source.The White House website code is now open source.

Having the public write code may seem like a security risk, but it's just the opposite, experts inside and outside the government argued. Because programmers collaborate to find errors or opportunities to exploit Web code, the final product is therefore more secure.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:23 AM | Tags (6) | website | web | whitehouse | government | source | open |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: October 19, 2009

These days even a parking ticket can masquerade as a computer virus.These days even a parking ticket can masquerade as a computer virus.

Drivers found the following message on the yellow ticket on their windscreen: 'PARKING VIOLATION This vehicle is in violation of standard parking regulations'. The ticket then instructed drivers to visit a website...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:43 AM | Tags (9) | bbc | fake | parking | security | ticket | trick | trojan | virus | vundo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 15, 2009

A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.A list of the top seven technology disasters of the decade.

In what has been called the largest credit card crime of all time, earlier this year, Heartland Payment Systems announced that hackers had broken into the computers it uses to process about 100 million transactions each month for 175,000 merchants.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | breach | data | disasters | flaws | hacks | security | technology |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 13, 2009

Five ways that you are secretly being monitored.Five ways that you are secretly being monitored.

Yes, it is quite possible that your printer may be used against you in a court of law. The is technology embedded in newer printers from Xerox, Dell, Canon, Lexmark. So, next time you have a top secret document - write it down.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | bigbrother | cracked | monitored | paranoid | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 64 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 7, 2009

The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.The first rule of hacking PayPal is you don't talk about hacking PayPal.

The hacker confirms he offered a class to penetration testers that taught them everything they'd need to test and carry out attacks on SSL certificates, and as part of that, he included a proof-of-concept certificate.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | banishment | hacking | paypal | security | ssl | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.

A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed that the company doesn't store passwords in the clear and said its security team has been investigating the leak since this weekend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | phishing | password | hotmail | windowslive | security | leak | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Want to know which ten states get the most spam?Want to know which ten states get the most spam?

'Interestingly, the top three most spammed states were among the 10 least spammed states in 2008,' the company said in the report.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:40 AM | Tags (7) | spam | email | security | interwebs | internet | junk | states |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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