Posts Tagged ‘Twitter’

Why you should care about your digital privacy?

Surveillance Countermeasures When we use internet browser for a web search, social media site, communication (skype), buy something from a site, we are leaving digital tracks all over the internet. Your service provider of the above services have access to this information because they are collecting  this treasure trove to identify and figure out what […]

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Hackers’ attacks rise in volume, sophistication

Year in review for online security attacks – 2009 is going to be known as a year of change in tactics of exploitation, rather than creating more new tools in hacker’s community. They are utilizing social media as a tool to exploit and using built-in trust in social media to their advantage. That’s why stealing […]

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Viruses That Leave Victims Red in the Facebook

Image by Intersection Consulting via Flickr By BRAD STONE – NYTimes.com It used to be that computer viruses attacked only your hard drive. Now they attack your dignity. Malicious programs are rampaging through Web sites like Facebook and Twitter, spreading themselves by taking over people’s accounts and sending out messages to all of their friends […]

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Cyber criminals deface 50 to 60 Indian websites a day

Image by Clopin via Flickr Webnewwire.com report submitted on November 11, 2009 Has your girlfriend blocked you and you cant see her on-line? Wondering how to keep your email account protected? Or want to hide files from your annoying siblings? MTV’s got Ankit Fadia – the coolest Ethical Hacker in the world to give you […]

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Growing social networks and widening threats

Image by Matt Hamm via FlickrThe worm targeted a social network Twitter with four attacks and created havoc for couple of days. This worm happens to self replicated itself when clicked on but didn’t steal 6 million users personal information. According to SF chronicle article by Michael Liedtke (Apr. 14 2009, c2) Twitter deleted 10,000 […]

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Social networks and revealing anonymous

Image via CrunchBase Privacy is a fundamental human right and in US a constitutional right. Advancement in technology are breaking every barrier to our privacy; at this rate individuals will be stripped of their privacy unless we enact policy protections. In this situation we need to define reasonable privacy for a society in general while […]

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Web 2.0 and social media business risks

Web 2.0 is major force and has numerous business benefits but it is posing companies to potential new risks. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, have become the preferred method of communication for a whole generation of people and the ability to post “Status Updates” is fast becoming the new Email. Linkedin […]

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