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Change your LinkedIn password NOW: 6.5 million accounts at risk

 

LinkedIn users are advised to change their passwords after it was revealed that more than 6.5 million encrypted passwords were posted to a Russian hacker website. The hackers are attempting to enlist help to crack the encryption, and 300,000 accounts are already compromised

Change your LinkedIn password NOW: 6.5 million accounts at risk

10 Things You Should Know About Facebook’s New Privacy Policy

 

Facebook updated its privacy policy last Friday, clarifying what it does with your data, while also blurring the limits of what it can do with your information. Commendably, it posted the entire document with tracked changes in red. It’s a 14-page document, which I know you all have time to read (insert SarcMarc).

10 Things You Should Know About Facebook’s New Privacy Policy

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

Court: No 1st Amendment protection for Facebook ‘like’ – chicagotribune.com

 

Associated Press

9:27 a.m. CDT, May 4, 2012

The "like" button on Facebook seems like a relatively clear way to express your support for something, but a federal judge says that doesn’t mean clicking it is constitutionally protected speech.

Court: No 1st Amendment protection for Facebook ‘like’ – chicagotribune.com

A Closer Look At Cookies

I often get email from people who misunderstand or fear browser cookies. And that’s no wonder, given all the false and misleading information that’s out there. Since 1996, I’ve been working to dispel the cookie myths, and neither the technology nor my opinion of cookies has changed much since then. Read on for a closer look at the good, the bad, and the crumbly aspects of web browser cookies…

Read more: http://askbobrankin.com/a_closer_look_at_cookies.html#ixzz1rVBH6WL0

6 Security Trends to Watch For | PCWorld Business Center

 

For security researchers, there’s never a dull moment; online criminals constantly find new security holes to exploit, and new ways to get at your personal data. At this year’s RSA security conference in San Francisco, I got to speak with representatives from several companies about what to expect in the coming months. Here are some of the dangerous new malware trends to watch for in 2012.

6 Security Trends to Watch For | PCWorld Business Center

Microsoft warns: Expect exploits for critical Windows worm hole | ZDNet

 

Summary: There’s a remote, pre-authentication, network-accessible code execution vulnerability in Microsoft’s implementation of the RDP protocol.

Attention Microsoft Windows administrators: Stop what you’re doing and apply the new — and very critical — MS12-020 update.

Microsoft is warning that there’s a remote, pre-authentication, network-accessible code execution vulnerability in its implementation of the RDP protocol.

Microsoft warns: Expect exploits for critical Windows worm hole | ZDNet

Symantec Warns of Android Trojans That Mutate With Every Download

Researchers from security vendor Symantec have identified a new premium-rate SMS Android Trojan horse that modifies its code every time it gets downloaded in order to bypass antivirus detection.

www.pcworld.com/article/249244/symantec_warns_of_android_trojans_that_mutate_with_every_download.html#tk.nl_wbx_h_crawl1

Zappos hack exposes personal information of 24 million customers

 

Data on up to 24 million customers of online shoe retailer Zappos was compromised according to an email sent by its CEO Tony Hsieh on Sunday. While Hsieh says that full credit card information is safe, hackers may have the last four digits of the cards.

Zappos hack exposes personal information of 24 million customers

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