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Op-Ed: Twitter abuse brings UK charges, but problem far from solved

Sydney - The women who advocated that Jane Austen should be featured on the new £10 note were subjected to threats of rape and bombing. Twitter has now apologized and will now include an abuse button. Charges have been laid against two people.
In the Media by Paul Wallis

Op-Ed: Top mobile security issues to be concerned about

As mobile use continues to increase, the security issues associated with mobile is also on the rise. A report last fall indicated that variants of malicious software aimed at mobile has become a growing problem.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 11 comments

Is the gov't spying? Alternative search engines protect privacy

When you use search engines like Google, Bing, and Yahoo, your activity is tracked. Your personal data -- location, political leanings, sexual orientation, and medical condition -- is collected, stored and can be used in ways that might surprise you.
In the Media by Victoria N. Alexander - 7 comments

Op-Ed: 2371 Trojan Generics in one hit! Call this Internet security? Special

Sydney - I did an article a while back in which I accused “internet security” of being utterly useless. I now have some proof. I got 2371 Trojan generics in one hit, 27 in the next, 37 the next time, 51 after that, and 16 the fourth time.
Digital Journal Report by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

List of most common passwords released, 'password' still on top

A company that develops password management software has released its annual list of the most common passwords. The company noted many of the passwords chosen are poor and the users are likely to become victims in future breaches.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Firefox pulls newly released upgrade for 'critical' vulnerability

Firefox pulled its newly released browser upgrade, version 16, because of a 'critical' vulnerability that has been discovered.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

U.S. House passes controversial CISPA Internet security bill

Washington - The U.S. House of Representatives passed the CISPA cybersecurity bill today, despite protests by civil liberties groups who point out that it puts Americans' online privacy at risk.
In the Media by Elliott Freeman - 6 comments

Facebook warns employers about asking users for passwords

Facebook has issued a post today that warns employers not to ask applicants or employees for passwords. This practice, which has come increasingly under fire in recent months, violates Facebook's terms of service.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Op-Ed: Security firm finds 'Password1' the most common business password

A security firm has outlined in a recent report that organizations commonly use the password 'Password1' in business systems.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 22 comments

Op-Ed: Rent a denial of service attack — The new Internet plague

Sydney - Internet experts are baffled by a denial of service attack on a business called Money Management. The attack was made using a botnet having 4500 computers in Mexico and South America. The fact is that denial of service attacks are now buyable.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 1 comment
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How to catch a phish

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Understanding malware

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Dec 17, 2012 by Michael Palmer - 2 comments

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Oct 11, 2011 by Lindsey Legacki
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