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Archive for August, 2009

Attack Of The Tweets: Major Twitter Flaw Exposed

U.K. researcher says vulnerability in Twitter API lets an attacker take over a victim’s account — with a tweet
Aug 27, 2009 | 03:54 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading

A newly exposed cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability in Twitter lets an attacker wrest control of a victim’s account merely by sending him or her a tweet.
www.darkreading.com/insiderthreat/security/attacks/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=219500368&cid=nl_DR_DAILY_T

‘Macs don’t get viruses’ myth dissolves before public’s eyes

It’s just one of those things that the media hungry –but security disinterested– public has turned into an axiom.
But now that OS X is garnering an increased share of the operating system market, it is increasing its value as a platform for malware, and consequently increasing in value in the software security market.

www.betanews.com/article/Macs-dont-get-viruses-myth-dissolves-before-publics-eyes/1251493625

Facebook May Not Be For Everyone

A few years ago I joined Facebook to write about privacy issues with their Beacon advertising system. I was quickly sucked in by the fun, convenience and easy ability to keep in touch with family and friends. I really enjoy the ability to share photos and even love to see vacation photos and cute babies from people I don’t really know in real life. While I am continuing to use Facebook, it may not be for everyone.

http://billpstudios.blogspot.com/2009/08/facebook-may-not-be-for-everyone.html

Phishing Scams in Plain English

Tech Support Showdown 2009: Hardware isn’t the only thing you should consider before buying a notebook.