More to Be Careful About: For Apple, Pressure Builds Over App Store Fraud

  Photo by Ben Sklar. Click the image for the full story. As reported by Evelyn Rusli and Brian Chen in the New York Times: “In a little over an hour, Ryan Matthew Pierson racked up $437.71 in iTunes charges for virtual currency that he could use to buy guns, nightclubs, and cars in iMobsters, […]

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Should an Employer Be Able to Ask for Your Facebook Password?

According to a story by Newsday’s Mark Herrara, “A third of the public is OK with workers getting fired for inappropriate Facebook posts, according to a poll released Monday. And now some employers are taking the inspection of social media profiles to another level by demanding Facebook passwords from applicants as part of their screening process. “ […]

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Social Networking and Security Risks

   Click the image for the full story According to Brad Dinerman in this GFI white paper: “As with any new tool or application, it is always important to keep a close watch on its security implications. Each of these tools comes with its own set of security concerns which can put your information systems […]

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Be VERY CAREFUL Out There!!!

&nbsp   Click the image for the full story According to Nick Bolton in the New York Times: “The private photos on your phone may not be as private as you think. Developers of applications for Apple’s mobile devices, along with Apple itself, came under scrutiny this month after reports that some apps were taking […]

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Guess What Mac Users? Viruses Attack All Platform Users

Click the image for the full story     As this GFI white paper notes: “Historically, few viruses have been written to attack Mac-based operating systems. But as the popularity of these devices has increased, so has the popularity of Mac-targeted malware. Regardless of whether your organization uses Windows-based PCs or Macs or a mix of […]

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Smartphone Security Blankets

As Joshua Bernstein of the New York Times reports, “Security — for the information on your smartphone, as well as for the device itself — is a hot topic these days. The truth is you’re packing a lot of sensitive information on your phone, and you should keep it safe.”   Click the image for […]

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Google’s iPhone Tracking: Privacy for None?

As Julia and Angwin and Jennifer Valentino-Devries report in today’s Wall Street Journal, “Google Inc. and other advertising companies have been bypassing the privacy settings of millions of people using Apple Inc.’s Web browser on their iPhones and computers—tracking the Web-browsing habits of people who intended for that kind of monitoring to be blocked. The […]

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Flaw Found in an Online Encryption Method

As reported by John Markoff, “A team of European and American mathematicians and cryptographers have discovered an unexpected weakness in the encryption system widely used worldwide for online shopping, banking, E-mail and other Internet services intended to remain private and secure. The flaw — which involves a small but measurable number of cases — has […]

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