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McAfee study says Superman related searches could be risky

McAfee, one of the leading providers of Internet security solutions, has warned that you could become a victim of Internet criminals who steal personal data and passwords of those searching for information related to their favorite superheroes.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa - 1 comment

eBay suffers cyberattack, forces password change

Internet trading giant eBay announced on Wednesday that it had been hit by a cyber attack, prompting the company to issue a statement requesting their clients change their account password for security reasons.
In the Media by Daniele Polizzi - 1 comment

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

Fake Microsoft update is malware in disguise

Have you recently received an email from Microsoft claiming that you need a security update? Beware, this is not from Microsoft but rather it is a spam attempt at getting you to download malware.
In the Media by Justin Goodwins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Joe Lieberman’s law to shut down the Internet

Washington - According to Sen. Joe Lieberman, the Internet is a ‘US national asset’, and the US should have the power to shut it down on the basis of a ‘cyber 911'. Civil libertarians are furious.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 9 comments

Kids sharing personal info tops Canadian parents online fears

The Internet can be a scary place when you have children-child porn, violence and the risk of getting attacked by a virus are all issues that parents deal with but fearing kids will give out too much info is the top fear.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

Botnet of 13 million PC's worldwide busted by Spanish police

The economic and technological crimes unit of the Spanish police arrested three ringleaders of the huge Mariposa botnet. The creator, seemingly of Venezuelan origin, is still being sought.
In the Media by R. C. Camphausen

Op-Ed: Symantec launches Every Click Matters risk assessment tools

Last year, Chris Hogg and I did a piece on security for the big online social sites. We got some help from Symantec Canada and now the company has come up with some very handy tools and a paper on self-defense on the Web.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 2 comments

Trojan Sinowal steals 500,000 bank account details in US, UK, Australia and Poland

It was probably only a matter of time before someone started producing specialist viruses, but this one has got people worried. Sinowal is described as “…one of the most advanced pieces of crimeware ever created”.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 18 comments

OpenID: The Web Ideal?

OpenID is a single log on across multiple websites. The idea’s been around for a while, not least among disgruntled people with a herd of passwords and account names. However, things have now moved up a league, with Yahoo! getting on the bus.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 4 comments

JAWS Technologies Awarded Most Outstanding Security Product At Internet World 2000

Sydney, Australia - A Canadian based company JAWS Technologies Inc. was awarded the Best Show Award for the "Most Outstanding Security Product" at the Internet World 2000 Show held June 6 - 8 in Sydney, Australia. Gerald Knapp, Publisher of Inte...
In the Media by Digital Journal Staff
 

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