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Matt Visitacion

Beware of This Dangerously Convincing Google Docs Phishing Scam - 0 views

  • A very tricky phishing scam that takes advantage of Google Docs is making its way around the web. And since it uses a google.com URL and even makes use of Google's SSL encryption, it's almost impossible to tell that it's a hack. Your best safeguard, as always, is a little bit of common sense.
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    A scam that takes advantage of Google Docs is making is spreading throughout the web. It uses the same google.com URL and even makes us of Google's SSL encryption. It is very difficult to tell that it is a hack. The scam starts with an email that leads to a GoogleDocs link. It then takes you to a fake login screen. Once you login, you'll be taken to an actual google doc but your credentials will be sent to a PHP script on a compromised server. To avoid this, you must be careful when clicking on links sent in emails, and if the login does not recognize you as a google user, the you should notice that it is the fake log in page. This is actually scary, and everyone should always be aware of their emails and scams.
saintmichaeld

All Gmail will now use HTTPS, messages will be encrypted when moving inside Google | An... - 0 views

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    Google is improving the security of their email application. Gmail is switching to https, and is looking at a more private future for its users. Sending messages over a secure https connection ensures no one can come in contact with a message. This now has become the default in all gmail practices. It is no longer an option like in 2010. In addition, emails sent will be encrypted, along with communication. This is the news that I actually liked hearing from google, most of the time it's them trying to steal our identities through google search and targeting ads towards us w/out permission.
marktoniolo

Ukrainian hackers claim takedown of NATO Web sites | Security & Privacy - CNET News - 0 views

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    This week, pro-russian hacking groups have said that they have took down many of NATO's websites. The group that claimed attack was Cyber Berkut a hactivist group. The type of attack was a DDOS attack (distributed-denial of service). The attacks came when Ukraine decided if its Crimea region was to join Russia. The Russian government has also ordered ISP's (internet service providers) to block certain anti-Putin websites. I believe this hacking is just a less violent form of Ukraine vs Russia. I still do not believe why Pro-Russian hackers would interfere with a referendum that would actually co-inside with their very own beliefs.
migmeister_98

Social media privacy being taught at high school - Technology & Science - CBC News - 0 views

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    Think you're privacy settings in your social network accounts work? Think again. hundreds of third party applications may have gained access to your Facebook account, some of them are ones you never knew you installed.. This is what Leslie Canteris was shocked about when Sisler high school in Winnipeg had an exercise about online privacy. These third party apps can take anything from your Facebook account. Many Canadian students don't understand how to protect their privacy. They don't want to be tracked, but have no clue to avoid it. in fact, kids spend more time changing their privacy settings on their social networks more than adults. People should not use their real names when playing online games, and come up with tough passwords that are hard for outsiders to crack. I applaud Sisler high school for teaching their students about social media privacy. I think that more high schools should talk to its students about this issue since social media is a huge part of many peoples daily lives.
Mr. Fabroa

Snapchat hack spams users with smoothie photos | Security & Privacy - CNET News - 0 views

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Boris Smirnov

The Russian Government Has Started Censoring the Internet - 0 views

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    It's no secret that the countries such as North Korea (obviously), China, and Iran have filtered the internet via censorship to within a couple of breathes of its life. But now there is a new country passing censorship policies: Russia.

    According to the New York Times, the Russian government has
Boris Smirnov

Game Of Thrones Season 3 Premieres To Record Ratings, Piracy | TechCrunch - 0 views

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    Game of Thrones, the fantasy series that came out of a series of novels written by George R. R. Martin and adapted by HBO has just recently aired its third season with a bunch of people watching it during its premiere. The bad news is that the amount of people pirating the show is more then half the amount of people who actually watched it on HBO. With the premiere having around 6.7 million viewers and the amount of pirate viewers at 4.4 million. These stats are quite impressive but HBO can expect a lot more views when it counts on-demand, DVR, online streams with a gross audience of 11.6 million viewers when counting non-live viewers.

    On the other hand, TorrentFreak claims that GoT has been the most-pirated show over the past year and that the pirated audience is growing even faster. A few hours after the first torrent of the show was uploaded, it had around 110,303 leechers and 52,786 seeders, a total of 163,088 people. This number actually broke the previous record with 144,663 peers for another show called "Heroes".
Boris Smirnov

Evernote Hack Exposes User Data, Forces Extensive Password Resets | Threat Level | Wire... - 0 views

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    Previously, Twitter, Apple, and Facebook have been on the list of tech companies hacked within the last couple of weeks. As of March 2nd, 2013, Evernote also joins this list when their network is breached by an attempt to access secure areas of the Evernote Service. Evernote has notified users via  e-mail, blogs, and social media to change passwords so that users personal information can remain safe on the Evernote network. The hackers had successfully accessed usernames, e-mail adresses and encrypted passwords, however, they were stopped before any damage could be done.

    This relates to the "Privacy & Security" category because users data and personal information is being accessed without authorization. Obviously, this can cause many problems for users especially because their work and information can be stolen or deleted. Evernote encourages creating a strong password to ensure that an account remains secure, however, this is a questionable matter because the website should also consider upgrading their system in order to keep users safe.

    As part of the eLifestyle, many users rely on cloud storage to store information, especially on Evernote. The recent hacking just proves how reliable cloud storage really is. When saving data, it is important to consider the possibility of it being stolen or deleted. With this in mind, one shouldn't depend on cloud storage for saving all of their work or important material as it hasn't proven to be very reliable. And if you are using cloud storage, it would be smart to backup important files on a USB or Computer.
Olivia Marcello

Google's Consolidated Privacy Policy Draws Fresh Fire In Europe | TechCrunch - 0 views

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    Google is facing a privacy policy problem in Europe. Just last year Google was on 60 separate occasions about privacy notices. This brought the attention from the European privacy regulators. They told Google to give users "more control over their data." The European authorities found that Google had ignored their recommendations and requests. The European Commission stated that in order to strengthen national data, the authorities wanted to be able to give companies a fine up o 1 million euros, or  2% of their annual turnover. 
    Right now Google Now which is a mobile product in Android 4.1 which can access data on the phone through data points and it allows the phones physical location to be known. Google is having complete access to everyone's personal data which can be extremely unsafe
jonathan molloy

google privacy act - 0 views

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    Google is now saving all information and google searches, youtube, emails and even will be able to see any of your chats through gmail or google chat. this is another shocking video of peoples internet privacy being one step closer to be taken from us. the government knowing everything you do and making a profile on you is not just a scary future scenario, but a a real life situation.
Holly Di Bart

Your Privacy Kind of Sucks, Fix it Up This Weekend - 0 views

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    This article is about how you can protect your personal information that is on your computer/phone. There are a few ways that you can increase your security and privacy settings so that no one else can see your information. For instance you can manage which apps can access your data on that service. Or you could turn off your location tracking on your phone so that no one knows where you are. This is a very useful article because many of us forget how important it is to keep our information to ourselves. Whenever you put something online, you never know who can see it. 
Farid Manafov

Researchers Release Attack Tool That Cripples Secure Websites | Threat Level | Wired.com - 0 views

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    Researchers have released an attack tool that tests their websites to when they connect through secure connections, not so secure now huh? They call it "The Hacker Choice"
Farid Manafov

Aging 'Privacy' Law Leaves Cloud E-Mail Open to Cops | Threat Level | Wired.com - 0 views

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    If you send anything to people that could be illegal through cloud email, you might have an encounter with something called cops. Yes, the law enforcement have access to your cloud emails to help them with cases or anything else, beware.
Farid Manafov

Adobe Fixes Flash Privacy Panel so Hackers Can't Check You Out | Webmonkey | ... - 0 views

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    Adobe flash turns out to be a easy to get hacked file. There are ways to access  your microphone or webcam without proper prevention. Adobe has updated their software and it should be prevented.
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    So somehow hackers could hack your flash privacy panels, for short is that they can check you out on your camera. But now they fixed it so they can't see you through your camera, especially if you don't have your clothes on.
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codrin gherghel

Sean Parker On Facebook Privacy: "There Is Good Creepy, And There is Bad Creepy" | Tech... - 0 views

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    Sean Parker doesn't think that Facebook has a privacy problem. Kicking off the Web 2.0 Summit today, when pressed on how Facebook is increasingly becoming creepy in terms of how much of our lives it is tracking, he notes, "There is good creepy, and there is bad creepy." But from his perspective, the privacy issues are manageable as long as users are able to control what and how they share what they do online.
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