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Archive for December, 2011

Hacked! Environmental activism site Care2, users exposed

 

are2.com, a site dedicated to environmental awareness, petitioning, and charitable donation with more than 17 million members has been hacked, according to a message from the company Friday morning.

Hacked! Environmental activism site Care2, users exposed

Merry Chritmas and Happy Holidays!

Beacon Technology Solutions LLC would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!

Free: The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook, Professional Edition

This is free for the time being and you can download and read it on the Kindle app free on your pc, Android and possible iTunes if you do not have a Kindle e-reader.

The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook, Professional Edition [Kindle Edition]
Denis G. Kelly (Author)

The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook is the first book to analyze identity theft in its proper context, provide takeaways to minimize the likelihood you will be harmed by identity theft and mitigate the negative consequences if you become a victim. Identity theft continues to proliferate, and it is tearing the fabric of our society. All understand it’s important, but compelling people to take appropriate action is a challenge. The Official Identity Theft Prevention Handbook provides a tremendous first step towards individual and societal responsibility; we can swing the pendulum in the other direction. In the case of identity theft, the best defense is a good offense.

Want to know if your Android phone has Carrier IQ?

A new easy and free app has been released to let you know.

BitDefender IQ Finder

Facebook flaw briefly exposes private photos, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s

 

If you have any private photos on Facebook that you really don’t want out there, consider this story your fair warning to delete them. A flaw in the social networking site’s reporting mechanism allows users to peer into content that is otherwise marked "private". Now would be a good time to remove that pic of drunken you mooning the boss.

Facebook flaw briefly exposes private photos, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s

Finding and cleaning out your smartphone’s Carrier IQ poison | ZDNet

 

Millions of iPhones, Android and other smartphones have the Carrier IQ spyware rootkit in them. Here’s how to find it and try to zap it.

Finding and cleaning out your smartphone’s Carrier IQ poison | ZDNet