Links on Facebook to be screened for viruses

Phishers and hackers have found that social media is a great place to plant links to malicious websites as unsuspecting people click through and get infected or give their information. Now, Facebook is changing that by checking every outbound link through a system designed by security firm Websense. “Facebook is a big target for criminals… Continue reading Links on Facebook to be screened for viruses

Warning: MySQL.com was hacked, serves extremely malicious malware

With over 12 million monthly visitors, word must get out to keep people from going to MySQL(dot)com until they get things sorted out. This isn’t a minor annoyance. The exploits inserted by the hackers are extremely malicious and work in the background. There is no need to click on or accept anything. Simply visiting the… Continue reading Warning: MySQL.com was hacked, serves extremely malicious malware

Standing behind your product, one bullet at a time

With wars and battle zones popping up across the world, the security and defense industries have been booming over the last two decades. Building stronger, lighter protective shielding is big business and the winners can make huge money. That is the hope of Texas Armoring Corporation and the reason they made this viral video of… Continue reading Standing behind your product, one bullet at a time

The mobile malware menace

As mobile technology continues to become more prevalent in use and present in our hands, so too do the “bad guys” make gains in skill and tools. As such the recent malware report (PDF) released last week by McAfee showed a 22% increase in malware over the same period last year. Android was hardest hit… Continue reading The mobile malware menace

The truth about passwords

The science behind hacking passwords has evolved much faster than the passwords themselves. While many websites and programs set limits on password-attempts that make brute-force attacks impossible, there are plenty of sites that do not. With many people using the same password for multiple sites and profiles, they don’t necessarily have to hack everything. They… Continue reading The truth about passwords

The social network security test

Security is always a concern online, but on social networks it’s doubly so as we put more and more personal information on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Some have been accused of┬álackadaisical┬ámeasures to keep our data away from prying eyes. With the increase in mobile social networking, the challenges are compounded upon. This graphic by ZoneAlarm… Continue reading The social network security test

10 tips to keep your family safe online

Safety has been a concern online since kids started showing their parents how to surf. Now, as adults are realizing that there are real-world dangers online, the concern has grown into a threat that must be addressed. This graphic by our friends at ZoneAlarm breaks down the potential for exposure to the negative elements that… Continue reading 10 tips to keep your family safe online

Big names top list for insecure data storage on apps

App watchdog group ViaForensics has been running popular Android and iPhone apps through their system to see who is encrypting sensitive data such as passwords, user names, and application data, as well as over 20 other pieces of details normally stored through apps. The results have been expected, albeit depressing. Many major apps, including FourSquare,… Continue reading Big names top list for insecure data storage on apps

Hackers take credit for Playstation network attack, claim possession of credit card data

If you’re an active Sony Playstation network user, you’re aware that it was “game over” last week as hackers made their way into the network and made off with a ton of your personal data. Sony has said that they are not certain whether sensitive credit card data was taken. According to discussions in underground… Continue reading Hackers take credit for Playstation network attack, claim possession of credit card data