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One in 10 US Facebook users don’t protect privacy

 

About 13 million Facebook users in the United States either do not use or do not know about the social network’s privacy controls, sharing private information they would not have otherwise. This amounts to one out of every 10 users in the country.

One in 10 US Facebook users don’t protect privacy

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

Windows kernel ‘zero-day’ found in Duqu attack | ZDNet

 

Summary: One version of the attack was triggered by a rigged Microsoft Word .doc that probably included some social engineering and required the target to open the booby-trapped file.

The mysterious Duqu malware attack exploited a zero-day vulnerability in the Windows kernel, according to security researchers tracking the Stuxnet-like cyber-surveillance Trojan.

Windows kernel ‘zero-day’ found in Duqu attack | ZDNet

Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new ‘cyber-surveillance’ malware threat | ZDNet

 

The new malware, identified as Duqu, is a highly specialized Trojan capable of gathering intelligence data and assets from entities, such as industrial control system manufacturers, in order to more easily conduct a future attack against another third party.

Stuxnet 2.0? Researchers find new ‘cyber-surveillance’ malware threat | ZDNet

How do survey scammers ‘clipjack’ Facebook users?

 

Facebook is the second most popular site in the world according to Alexa’s traffic rankings. The social network had explosive growth from 2008 with 100 million users to 750 million users today. This equates to about 11 percent of the world’s population or 36 percent of global Internet users; Facebook became the largest social network worldwide. The social network’s popularity and its fast growth make it a prime target for cybercriminals.

How do survey scammers ‘clipjack’ Facebook users?

Governor Snyder announces measures to crack down on cyber-crime

 

MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Cracking down on cyber-crime. Governor Rick Snyder has unveiled a new initiative to protect against identity theft, espionage and child sex crimes

Governor Snyder announces measures to crack down on cyber-crime | snyder, down, governor – WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3

Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan

 

Well, hello Mac users! The 1 billion Windows users of the world welcome you to the wonderful world of malware. F-Secure has identified a new one, and like Mac Defender, this piece of nastiness borrows from malware already released for Windows.

Be careful, that PDF might be a Mac Trojan

Windows better protects apps, users from rogue DigiNotar certificates

 

It’s received wisdom in software development generally that you don’t write your own code when a perfectly good implementation is there for the taking. It’s the old saw about reinventing the wheel. But it’s especially true of cryptographic code. Windows programs that utilized the OS standard crypto functions got fast and automatic protection from the rogue certificates distributed during the DigiNotar scandal.

Windows better protects apps, users from rogue DigiNotar certificates

What Not to Share on Facebook | Hubze Blog

 

The Huffington Post just came out with a list of things not to post on Facebook. The list includes: your birth date and place of birth, trips away from home, your phone number, or less obviously– your child’s name.

You can always play in the safe zone with Facebook’s “Friends Only” feature but how many people have you added as a friend that you don’t exactly know? I’ve been friends with a mysterious Syrian named Simo for years now.

What Not to Share on Facebook | Hubze Blog

Symantec Warns: BlackHole toolkit is spreading like wildfire (Trojan.Carberp)

Norton stopped this 2 times today and I have not been online much. So please becareful and be sure to keep your software up to date.  The easisest way is to install Secunia PSI and let it find the vulnerable software and use the auto update feature. http://secunia.com/products/consumer/PSI/download_psi/

Symantec has cautioned about the BlackHole toolkit, which has a powerful set of exploits and is spreading like wildfire. In a release issued on Monday, Symantec said that at present, it is the most prevalent exploit toolkit in the wild and can easily be compared with the likes of Neosploit and Phoenix in terms of the number of affected users.

Symantec Warns: BlackHole toolkit is spreading like wildfire (Trojan.Carberp)