What you can do about cyber crime everyday!

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How do you pick up a malicious online virus, the kind of malware that snoops on your data and taps your bank account? Often, it’s through simple things you do each day without thinking twice. James Lyne reminds us that it’s not only the NSA that’s watching us, but ever-more-sophisticated cybercriminals, who exploit both weak code and trusting human nature.  Watch James Lyne’s TED talk.

 

http://on.ted.com/Lyne

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Security risk increases because of Next Generation workers

Digital composite of web pagesCisco’s annual security report released today goes against the assujmption that security risks increase as a person’s online activity at gambling and other shady sites.  Instead the threat increases because Generation Y is constantly checking email, social media and other legieimate online destinations where “viewing online advertisements is 182 times as likely to deliver malicious content than pronography.”

Read more at Cisco’s website

 

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Even the good guys don’t always get it right

headacheI’ve been a customer of Amazon since they started and love the products and the service. But accoding to Gizmodo’s  Chris Cardinal.   “… we have a problem.”

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There’s an app for that…. California sues Delta Airlines over app privacy policy

APPAccording to the IDG news service the California attorny general sued Delta Airlines because it didn’t include a privacy policy in the airlines mobile application. Delta flyers manage bookings with the app but it also collects the person’s name, phone number email address, birthday and more. Delta could be fined $2,500 for each download.

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This is the machine hackers use to crack your security.

Ever wonder how safe your long and complex password really is if someone wants to steal your data.  The answer is IT ISNT!.  This article from The security ledger will open your eyes a little.  Change your passwords often.

http://securityledger.com/new-25-gpu-monster-devours-passwords-in-seconds/

 

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10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy

Kashmir Hill Forbes Magazine writer talks about the things you need to do to protect yourself from ID fraud.

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Over the weekend, I wound up at Washington, D.C.’s Trapeze School with a group of friends. Before one of them headed up a ladder to attempt a somersault landing from the trapeze bar, she handed me her phone and asked me to take photos. “What’s the password?” I asked. “I don’t use one,” she replied. My jaw dropped as it often does when someone I know tells me they’re choosing not to take one of the very simplest steps for privacy protection, allowing anyone to snoop through their phone with the greatest of ease, to see whichever messages, photos, and sensitive apps they please.

Read more at Forbes Magazine

 

 

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