How To Protect Your Children From Social Media Dangers

Teenagers_textingSocial networks are the new playground for children. Most of the friending and socializing they do nowadays takes place online. Letting them use all the online socializing tools not only helps them develop social skills, but also provides them with tech skills from an early age. And they already seem pretty savvy, don’t they? But with all the benefits online socializing brings, is it really safe for kids?

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How Facebook Users Risk Identity Theft

Facebook risk of identity theft_blog(Once) The world’s greatest conman giving advice on how to protect yourself against Facebook scams? Now, that’s a bit controversial. But, come to think of it, who better to offer advice on how not to get scammed than a scam expert?

If you saw Steven Spielberg’s “Catch Me If You Can,” you probably know who I’m talking about.

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Google Warns Again: Your [Gmail] Account Could Be At Risk Of State-sponsored Attacks

Google warns about state-sponsored attacksAdmit it: you turn to Google for everything. Want to find a cool restaurant? Google is your best advisor. Want to learn Japanese? Well, again, Google can return a wealth of tutorials upon search.

Google seems to know everything and we trust it. Especially when it warns us: “Your account could be at risk of state-sponsored attacks,” we rush to the page where it provides us with internet security tips on how to protect ourselves and read every word, carefully and avidly. But wait! State-sponsored attacks?

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Flawed Communication Between Machinery Puts Internet Users At Risk

Security hole_UPnP_blogFlawed communication is a common thing among us, humans. But when we talk machinery and software, we expect every process to be flawless. Unfortunately, as recent research data shows, they’re not. Vulnerability management company, Rapid7, released a whitepaper on one of the most pervasive software vulnerabilities discovered recently: a security hole in UPnP (Universal Plug and Play).

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Does Facebook’s Graph Search Make You An Easy Target To Scammers?

Facebook Graph Search_blogLast week, Facebook announced its latest functionality: the Facebook Graph Search. As Facebook changes its look and functionalities often, you’ve probably asked yourself: “Ok, what is Facebook doing now?” In a nutshell, Facebook tries to follow in Google’s footsteps to create a built-in search engine that allows you to find things and… PEOPLE, more easily, based on relationship and context. Surely, all you Facebook groupies can’t wait to test it out, but cybercrooks can’t either. How’s that? Well, let’s dig a bit deeper, shall we?

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End Of 2012, As We Know It. What Have We Learned?

2012_retrospective_blogSo the Mayans were wrong. We’ve survived their fatal predictions and yet another year has passed, leaving behind a chain of ever-evolving online threats. From massive hack attacks, rampant computer infections, mobile malware, spear-phishing attacks, malicious websites, spam zombies, to Facebook scams, online privacy invasions, even (and especially!) on Facebook  and cyberbulling. The list may, of course, continue. But now that we’re about to enter a new year, what lessons are we drawing from this past one?

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Alarming Stats Highlight The Need For Antivirus Protection

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Ever wondered what countries most attackers operate from?
Curious as to what types of attacks they prefer?
A recent study conducted by website security company Incapsula shows a quite interesting, yet worrying set of facts and stats. As it turns out, the United States and China gather the highest numbers of website attackers. And the most common attacks they perform are as follows:

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