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19 posts categorized "November 2013"

The mother of all malware - has a virus been discovered that can travel through the air?

Posted by stevebell28@rocketmail.com

The mother of all malware - has a virus been discovered that can travel through the air?

When you spend most of your time digging into cyber security, testing systems for weak points, chasing down identity theft,  charting increasingly sophisticated attacks and understanding at a deep level just how vulnerable people are to online threats, it’s almost inevitable that a little paranoia creeps in. 

 

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Category: Internet Security, Tech News Comments

The final combat: Winamp vs. Trojan

Posted by sabina.datcu@bullguard.com

The final combat: Winamp vs. Trojan

 

Just as AOL announced that the once-popular music service Winamp will be shutting down on December 20, 2013, cybercriminals have started to exploit its users’ sense of nostalgia.

  

An email is in circulation allegedly written on behalf of the Winamp Team.  It cleverly uses the same language as that used in the original announcement on the Winamp site, informing users about the closure. 

 

 

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Category: Alerts, BullGuard News Comments

Hack in the online dating world: millions of passwords and email addresses exposed

Posted by stevebell28@rocketmail.com

Hack in the online dating world

 

A spate of recent hacks has exposed millions of passwords and email addresses. One organisation has even gone so far as to tell its members that at some point their cyber defences will be breached. The hacks also expose some serious passwords blunders and reveal that many people still don’t understand the need for strong passwords.

 

 

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Category: Internet Security, Security News Comments

FBStalker - a data mining tool that can dig into your social life

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

FBStalker - a data mining tool that can dig into your social life

There’s been a fair amount of criticism around Facebook’s Graph Search Feature. The majority of the claims have been around the transparency it offers anyone who wants to interact with or look into your network.

 

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Category: Identity Protection, Internet Security Comments

Data Breach in an American Pediatric Hospital

Posted by kdunlaevy@gmail.com

Data breach

Recently an American Pediatric Hospital fell victim to a massive data breach. The personal information of over 1.5 million people was leaked, including names, dates of birth, financial and medical records.

 

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Category: Internet Security Comments

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