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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


Friday: November 13, 2009

Five tips for fixing up your Facebook page from the folks at CNN.Five tips for fixing up your Facebook page from the folks at CNN.

Article covers everything from how to block a friend's annoying Farmville stats to setting up privacy for your racy uploaded photos. Happy Facebooking.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:39 AM | Tags (7) | cnn | facebook | tips | security | annoying | photos | privacy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.

In addition to his own iPhone being attacked, he said a flatmate's iPhone 3G was also sullied with the image of Astley. Users who tried to delete the image were chagrined to find it reappear once they rebooted their device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (8) | australia | iphone | jailbreak | rickastley | rickroll | security | work | worm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 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


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


The top eleven signs that Google knows way too much about you.The top eleven signs that Google knows way too much about you.

3. The feeding tube used while you're connected to the Google Collective has that minty flavor you love so much.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:53 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | funny | google | information | privacy | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 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


Friday: September 25, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know Google Chrome Frame plugin not all that secure.Microsoft would like you to know Google Chrome Frame plugin not all that secure.

Also, please disregard those news articles from yesterday claiming the plugin makes Internet Explorer ten times faster. That's just crazy talk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | chrome | plugin | security | google | ie | explorer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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