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More Security Opinion

  • Opinion: New and Improved SkyDrive Is a Threat to Dropbox

    Microsoft is shaking things up with SkyDrive. The new features and capabilities move it out of the Microsoft-centric shadows and pit it more directly against Dropbox, and possibly the imminently rumored Google Drive. However, Microsoft also announced a change to SkyDrive that many won't appreciate.

  • Opinion: Google Android: freephone toll

    Google is a benevolent provider of free goodies, but it pays to keep up your defences when using its products - particularly Android.

  • Opinion: Should I Scan an External Drive for Malware?

    1gynRat258 asked the Hard Drives, NAS Drives, Storage forum if one should scan a flash drive or an external hard drive for malware--such as a virus or Trojan.

  • Opinion: CISPA Monitoring Bill: Changes Proposed, but Unlikely to Pacify Critics

    Lawmakers are proposing changes to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, that would help prevent the government and businesses from running amok with personal data.

  • Opinion: Why Switching OS Platforms Is Not a Security Fix

    It has been a rallying cry against Microsoft Windows for years: to avoid malware and security issues, just stop using Windows. The mantra has traditionally been embraced by both Mac and Linux users, but as Mac OS X users deal with the fallout from the Flashback malware attack, some Linux supporters are turning the tired attack even against the Apple OS.

  • Opinion: How Not to Spam Twitter: 5 Tips

    Twitter served notice to spammers earlier this month that it's beefing up its anti-spam measures, and it has filed a lawsuit against five "aggressive tool providers and spammers" to keep its feeds clean. How can you keep your business off of Twitter's radar while still conducting some form of commerce using the tool? These five tips can help.

  • Opinion: Apple Flashback Malware Removal Includes Innovative Approach to Reducing Risk for Macs

    Better late than never? Apple has released the third Java update in a week for Mac OS X, and this one contains the tool to remove the Flashback malware from infected systems. Beneath the belated fix to help users eradicate the threat, Apple has introduced a proactive approach to reducing security risk that other vendors should take note of.

  • Opinion: Keep Your Passwords Secure and in Sync with mSecure

    We live in a password-driven world. You need one to access the company network, one to sign into Twitter, one for your American Express business account, and on and on.

  • Opinion: Would You Rather Share Your Password or Drive Without a Seatbelt?

    Unless you're some sort of adrenaline junky like Jeb Corliss, you know better than to engage in certain risky behaviors like BASE jumping from the Empire State Building. According to a new survey from Webroot, though, a majority of people now consider online activity to be a greater risk than real-world activities.

  • Opinion: Android Apps Don't Need Permission to See Your Data

    Android critics often point to the operating system's lack of control over apps as a threat to user security, and this is yet again proving to be true.

  • Opinion: Patch MS12-027 Now--Zero Day Flaw Being Actively Exploited

    Today is the second Tuesday of April, and that means it's Microsoft Patch Tuesday time. This month Microsoft released a total of six new security bulletins, but one in particular deals with a zero-day vulnerability impacting virtually every Microsoft user, which is already being exploited in the wild.

  • Opinion: Anonymous Disrupts UK Government Sites

    Three UK government websites, including one for the country's Prime Minister, were attacked by the hacker collective Anonymous late Saturday night in protest of extradition of British citizens to the United States and of a proposed law to broaden the snooping powers of the government there.

  • Opinion: 'Audacious' Hactivists Make Social Statement, Scholar Says

    A stirring defense of the hacktivist collective Anonymous was posted this week to the website for the prestigious magazine Foreign Affairs by Yochai Benkler, faculty co-director for the Berkman Center for Internet & Society.

  • Opinion: Mac Malware Outbreak Is Bigger than 'Conficker'

    An estimated 600,000 or more Macs are currently compromised and part of a massive botnet thanks to the Flashback Trojan. To put the size of the threat in some perspective, the Flashback Trojan botnet is even bigger than the massive Conficker botnet...relatively speaking.

  • Opinion: Minimize Your Exposure to Email Spoofing

    Your mother calls you to ask why you keep emailing her about "enhancements," and your coworkers complain that you won't stop sending them ads. Does this sound like you?

  • Opinion: Is Apple to Blame for Size of Mac Botnet?

    Mac OS X may be more secure than Microsoft Windows in some ways, and it certainly has fewer attacks aimed at it, but it's not invulnerable. Reports are emerging that as many as 600,000 Macs have been compromised by a Trojan horse.

  • Opinion: Facebook Security Hole Found on iPhone, Android Devices

    A security flaw in Facebook’s mobile apps can be easily tapped by thieves searching for personal information about you.

  • Opinion: For a Truly Private Social Network, Try RetroShare

    It's a rare week indeed that doesn't bring forth some fresh privacy scandal, and creepy apps like Girls Around Me are only one small part of the problem.

  • Opinion: RIM Opens the Gates for the Trojan Horse

    Someday we'll look back on BlackBerry maker RIM's announcement to handle mobile device management for its competitors and say, "It seemed like a good idea at the time."

  • Opinion: Feds Finalize Deal with College Saving Service Upromise Over Privacy Violations

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Tuesday finalized a deal with Upromise, a college savings service, to settle charges that it collected personal information from consumers without adequately disclosing the extent of the date that it was collecting.



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