Today's phrase to freak you out: history sniffing

Dec 6, 2010
Lawsuits are being brought as dozens of websites are found to have been engaged in the practice of "history sniffing". This is when you visit a...
Posted In: business, fear, history sniffing, privacy, Web Culture

Guess what, hackers? You've been CLARKSONED!

Dec 3, 2010
I still can't quite wrap my head around this story. It sounds like a story pitch that was rejected in favor of From Justin to Kelly. But it's REAL....
Posted In: clarksoned, Entertainment, new words, privacy

OMG! You've fallen for a Facebook hoax!

Nov 29, 2010
The security firm Sophos has issued a warning to Facebook users that another scam is on the loose. If you see a link that says "OMG OMG OMG... I...
Posted In: Facebook, OMG, privacy, scams, social media, sophos, Web Culture

China was behind Google attacks, say Wikileaks leaks

Nov 29, 2010
251,287 US diplomatic cables were leaked in the latest round of Wikileaks documents and some of them point to China's politburo as being behind...
Posted In: China, Google, Law, privacy, wikileaks, world

Facebook security FAQ in light of new messaging program

Nov 16, 2010
The security firm Sophos has published an FAQ on security issues presented by Facebook's new and weirdly still unnamed messaging system....
Posted In: business, email, Facebook, privacy, social media, sophos

Websites ditch cookies

Nov 9, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports on the move of major websites to get rid of technologies that track users, like cookies. MSNBC, The Huffington Post...
Posted In: cookies, Entertainment, i don't like you all the time, privacy, search, security, Web Culture

You can't defeat Firesheep! says guy who invented Firesheep

Nov 9, 2010
On today's program, we reported on a new plug-in called Blacksheep that's designed to thwart anyone using the Firesheep spy plug-in....
Posted In: firesheep, privacy, security, social media, Web Culture

ZeuS is trickier still, eviller still

Nov 5, 2010
The evil genius malware is trying a new technique to thwart the researchers who are going after it. Bad guys are setting up fake interfaces in the...
Posted In: malware, privacy, Science, zeus

Facebook user data sold

Nov 1, 2010
On Friday, Facebook posted on their developers' blog updating their most recent privacy breach - the one in which the company was sharing user IDs...
Posted In: business, Facebook, privacy

Macs not so virus-proof after all

Oct 29, 2010
Historically, Mac users have been incredibly smug about the fact that most viruses infect PCs instead of Macs. Their smugness, if harnessed, could...
Posted In: mac, malware, privacy