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Next-generation ZeuS means trouble for you and your money

Feb 3, 2011
We reported on ZeuS last fall - it's a piece of malware that is very hard to detect, not that hard to infect your computer with, and very popular...
Posted In: malware, privacy, security, worm, zeus

Markey and Barton poke Facebook again

Feb 2, 2011
Politico reports Congressmen Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) are sending another letter to Facebook today concerned about privacy...
Posted In: business, Facebook, government, privacy, social media

New, more modest airport scanners begin piloting in US airports

Feb 2, 2011
We've talked about this software before and wondered when it was coming and now it's finally here. Several airports are now using a system whereby...
Posted In: privacy, security, Transportation, TSA

You may be about to become an unpaid spokesperson on Facebook

Jan 26, 2011
If you're on Facebook, that is. Facebook has rolled out a new feature called Sponsored Stories. If a brand name comes up in your activity, say you...
Posted In: advertising, business, Facebook, privacy, social media

Zuckerberg fan page on Facebook hacked

Jan 26, 2011
Someone seized control of Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook fan page last night and used the platform to propose a funding model similar to microfinancing...
Posted In: Facebook, hacking, privacy, security, social media

Department of Justice calls for reform on ISP data retention

Jan 26, 2011
Right now, internet service providers hold on to data logs for about 90 days before its deleted. To compile and archive records of who connected...
Posted In: government, ISPs, Law, policy, privacy

Facebook offers critical tool for people in Tunisia, and the Tunisian government steals their passwords

Jan 24, 2011
The Atlantic writes today about what Facebook has meant to protesters and how authorities have been messing with people's info on the site. In all...
Posted In: Facebook, privacy, security, world

Hacker storefront freaks people out

Jan 24, 2011
There are some screen shots going around about a supposed storefront where you can buy hacked access to a whole host of .gov, .mil, and .edu sites....
Posted In: government, hacking, military, privacy, world

Your smartphone can be part of a botnet

Jan 21, 2011
Botnets are big networks of zombie computers - when your computer has been infected with some kind of malware that will allow someone to take...
Posted In: botnets, privacy

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