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Doug Peterson

Phishing without a webpage - researcher reveals how a link *itself* can be malicious | ... - 0 views

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    "A researcher at the University of Oslo in Norway says that page-less phishing and other untraceable attacks may be possible, using a tried and true internet communications standard: the uniform resource identifier, or URI."
Doug Peterson

Mat Honan details the Amazon and Apple security flaws that let hackers wipe his MacBook... - 0 views

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    "Late Friday, Wired writer Mat Honan ran into a digital buzzsaw as his iCloud, Gmail and Twitter accounts were compromised in rapid succession. The hackers did a tremendous amount of collateral damage along the way, spewing racist and homophobic tweets on Honan's account plus the Gizmodo Twitter account (linked to his). Worse, they proceeded to wipe all the data from his iPhone, iPad and his Mac laptop via Find My iPhone and Find My Mac."
Doug Peterson

Mars Rover Curiosity touchdown - and you think you've got latency issues! | Naked Security - 1 views

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    "The Mars Rover's direct-to-Earth data rate peaks at 32kbits/sec. In off-peak periods, the rate is as low as 0.5kbits/sec. As for latency, the round-trip distance is currently just under 28 light minutes, or roughly a light half-hour."
Doug Peterson

Keylogger poses as Facebook and Microsoft, steals login credentials | The Barracuda Lab... - 0 views

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    Most computer users have a haunting fear that somehow malware will find a way to sneak onto their PCs  when they are not looking. The truth is that while this does sometimes happen, the most common types of malware rely on trickery to invade and infect your computer.
Doug Peterson

Is Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg giving away free iPhones and iPads? | Naked Security - 0 views

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    Has Apple really partnered up with Facebook? Is the social network really giving away free Apple iPhones and iPads to randomly selected individuals?
Peter McAsh

Top ten password cracking techniques | Security | Features | PC Pro - 2 views

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    Think your passwords are secure? Think again
    If you want to ensure your password, and the data it protects, is as secure against hackers as possible then be sure to read The Ultimate Guide to Passwords in the upcoming issue of PC Pro, on sale next week.
Doug Peterson

600,000+ compromised account logins every day on Facebook, official figures reveal | Na... - 0 views

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    New official statistics revealed by the social networking giant reveal that 0.06% of the more than billion logins that they have each day are compromised.
    Put another way, that's more than 600,000 per day - or, if you really like to make your mind melt, one every 14 milliseconds.
Doug Peterson

London Olympic Games to simulate cyber-attacks | Naked Security - 0 views

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    The London 2012 Olympic Games will open in nine months time, and - away from the glories anticipated on the track and field - consideration is being made about how to defend the world's leading sporting event from cyber-attack.
Peter McAsh

6 weird malware tricks hackers use to bypass security - 0 views

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    6 weird malware tricks hackers use to bypass security
    Security experts presenting in the upcoming SecTor conference reveal six new tactics that cyber criminals are employing to circumvent security and avoid detection.
Doug Peterson

Secure web browsing cracked by BEAST | Naked Security - 0 views

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    A pair of researchers have unveiled a serious new attack on web browser security.

    The researchers used this week's Ekoparty security conference in Buenos Aires to unveil a new tool that attacks TLS and SSL, the cryptographic protocols used to establish secure web connections.
Doug Peterson

PrivacyChoice - Making privacy easier - 0 views

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    Your privacy.
    Your choice.
    Free tools to
    make it easier.
Doug Peterson

‪How to choose a strong password - simple tips for better security‬‏ - YouTube - 1 views

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    Sophos's Graham Cluley explains a simple way of creating a complex hard-to-guess password - and how you should never use the same password on different sensitive websites.
Doug Peterson

Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus on Vimeo - 0 views

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    An infographic dissecting the nature and ramifications of Stuxnet, the first weapon made entirely out of code. This was produced for Australian TV program HungryBeast on Australia's ABC1
Doug Peterson

Web Security: Why You Should Always Use HTTPS - 0 views

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    The next time you visit a cafe to sip coffee and surf on some free Wi-Fi, try an experiment: Log in to some of your usual sites. Then, with a smile, hand the keyboard over to a stranger. Now walk away for 20 minutes. Remember to pick up your laptop before you leave.
Doug Peterson

Default Password List - Submit - 0 views

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    Default Password List
Doug Peterson

The Usability of Passwords: /by @baekdal - 0 views

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    Interesting article about passwords and hacking. Special note should be taken about things done on the server side. Read the FAQ located here: http://www.baekdal.com/tips/the-usability-of-passwords-faq as well.
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