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Gmail accounts targeted by ‘state-sponsored attackers’ using Internet Explorer zero-day vulnerability

Posted June 15, 2012 Both Google and Microsoft have put out alerts about an unpatched, zero-day hole in Internet Explorer that is actively being exploited in the wild. If you’re using IE & Windows, install Microsoft’s Fix-it workaround immediately. I also included a bunch of tips from Graham on how to protect your Gmail account from […]

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North Korea uses infected games to DDoS South Korea

Posted June 11, 2012 South Korean police have arrested a man from Seoul on suspicion of working with North Korea to develop games infected with spyware. Read the full story. 

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Hidden camera: FBI seizes – and then returns – anonymizing email server [VIDEO]

Posted May 14, 2012 The FBI, investigating bomb threats, seized the server of a group, known as May First/People Link (MF/PL), that offers encrypted data services to people fighting oppressive regimes. Four days later, they returned it. What is going on? Read it. 

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Mac Malware Targeting Unpatched Office Running on OS X

Posted May 5, 2012 Microsoft is reporting that malware is exploiting unpatched versions of its Microsoft Office Word 2000 suite to compromise Apple Macintoshes running Snow Leopard or earlier versions of Mac OS X. You go, girl. 

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Android Malware Spreading for First Time via Hacked Sites

Posted May 3, 2012 Lookout Mobile Security is seeing the first Trojan that’s coming over as a drive-by download, which hopefully won’t spread far, given the compromised sites’ relatively low traffic. Read the story. 

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How to Give a Catastrophe-Free Presentation

Posted on 2012-04-10 To wit: How to prep your important presentation for blown bulbs, laptops left in taxis, projectors that get indigestion over your digital input, and viruses that spasmodically stream porn video. I share several horror stories because I know you love to point and laugh at others’ pain. But you’ll learn useful lessons, too, if you […]

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Facebook logins aren’t being properly protected on iPhones, iPads and Android devices

Posted April 5, 2012 Facebook login credentials could be lifted from smartphones because the site is not encrypting the sensitive data on iOS and Android devices. Read the story on Naked Security.

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Pastebin, its mission of freedom, and the tribulations of hacker escapades

Posted April 3, 2012 Pastebin gives its users “total freedom of speech”, which means it’s a prime spot for hackers to publicize their exploits and for stolen information to be posted. Makes it a bit difficult to run the site, says Pastebin’s owner Jeroen Vader. Read the story on Naked Security. 

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Google: 130 million scam ads axed in 2011

Posted March 16, 2012 You think malvertising’s bad on Google now? It used to be a whole lot worse. It’s all good, but it’s also happy smiley PR, given how much shenanigans Google itself gets into over ads. Here’s the story. 

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How to Travel Unmolested by Warrantless Seizures and Creeping Malware

Posted March 8, 2012 Travel to the US can be a nightmare; “Homeland Security” has free rein to take your laptop or mobile phone. Travel to China is a good way to bring spyware and malware back home. Here are some helpful tips to make air travel smooth and free of frustrating security snags. Read […]

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