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More Security Opinion

  • Opinion: Mobile Users Want Privacy, Do Little to Protect It

    While large numbers of consumers are angry about security measures taken by custodians of their online data, three out of every four of them don't even take minimal measures to protect themselves from incursions on their privacy.

  • Opinion: Remove Hard-to-Kill Malware

    Jane13434 asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum about removing a malicious program that has defeated AVG, SUPERAntiSpyware, and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.

  • Opinion: Most Managers Handle Security on Mobile Devices: Poll

    As tablets and smartphones are entering the workplace en masse, we polled business managers and IT managers on how they're handling the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend.

  • Opinion: Barrett Brown Says Anonymous Attack on Drug Cartels Still Alive

    A planned cyber attack on one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico by members of the hacker collective known as Anonymous is going ahead as planned, a spokesman for the group said today through a video posted to YouTube.

  • Opinion: Dont Let This Happen To Your iPad: 5 Fire Prevention Gadgets For Geeks

    Last month, a faulty electrical outlet in my charming turn-of-the-century studio apartment sparked a fire while I was out of the house. Many of my gadgets were singed, and what wasn't directly burnt still suffered damage from smoke and/or water from the automated sprinklers. Truly, it was a geek's worst nightmare! My trusty MacBook Pro, iPad, Xbox 360, and countless other gadgets were bricked, including my primary backup hard drive (thank goodness for data recovery). So, for my first blog back at GeekTech I thought it would be apropos to compose this short list of fire prevention gadgets I only wish I knew about before the incident.

  • Opinion: 'Socialbots' Invade Facebook: Cull 250GB of Private Data

    Facebook was recently invaded by a robot army created by four researchers to demonstrate the ease at which online social networks can be maliciously exploited by the unscrupulous.

  • Opinion: Duqu Worm Targets Microsoft Zero Day Flaw

    New details are emerging regarding the Duqu worm. CrySyS Labs--the team that originally discovered the Duqu malware to begin with--has intercepted one of the files that actually installs the malware on target systems. It seems that Duqu is exploiting a zero day vulnerability in Microsoft Word to spread.

  • Opinion: Five Steps to Mobile Device Management and Security

    First there were sewing-machine sized portable PCs, then laptops, the Newton, the Palm Pilot, and phones with built-in PDA functions. The iPhone led the way to the ubiquitous smartphone, and the iPad ushered in an era of tablets. Now wireless hotspots, printers, storage, and a variety of other devices are making their way onto your office network, possibly without the knowledge of managers.

  • Opinion: Safety: The Missing Third Leg in the Energy Storage Stool

    Electrons don't like to sit still. That's why the electricity grid has developed over the last 150 years without the benefit of energy storage. Energy storage is--in whatever form it might take--an elaborate attempt at getting electrons to behave while in a passive state. It's been clear for thousands of years that energy storage is physically possible. What has held it back from widespread adoption (outside of fossil fuels and consumer electronics batteries) has been safety. Safety can be achieved, but the cost of engineering danger-mitigation solutions makes most energy storage systems too costly. A recent string of safety incidents at new energy storage facilities around the world have underlined the fact.

  • Opinion: Poll Results: Most Companies Secure Their Wi-Fi

    On Monday, we asked readers how they manage guest Internet access at their companies. The results showed that very few business and IT managers appear to

  • Opinion: Want Better Wi-Fi? Five Things You Need

    Laptops used to be the only devices on the company's wireless network. But Wi-Fi has become a ubiquitous standard used by a host of devices--including desktop PCs, laptops, netbooks, tablets, smartphones, printers, storage devices, and projectors.

  • Opinion: Hacker Collective Anonymous Strikes at Child Porn Sites

    Hacker collective Anonymous is at it again, and this time it is targeting websites that allow users to share child porn.

  • Opinion: iPad 2 Smart Cover Exposes Security Flaw

    Apple's Smart Covers are pretty cool--they attach magnetically to your iPad 2, and you can lock your iPad's screen simply by "closing" the cover. Lift the cover off the screen, and your iPad wakes right up. Unfortunately, members of the German forum Apfeltalk ("Apple Talk") discovered a bug in how iOS handles the Smart Cover that makes it possible to bypass the iPad's passcode screen. Yikes.

  • Opinion: Malware Uses Smartphone Accelerometers to Steal Keystrokes

    Did you know your smartphone's accelerometer can be used to steal keystrokes from a nearby keyboard?

  • Opinion: Google Beefs Up Security for Its Searchers

    SSL. You use it when you do online banking. You use it at some online shopping sites. And now you can use it to protect yourself when you do Google searches.

  • Opinion: Duqu: New Malware Is Stuxnet 2.0

    Researchers have identified a new malware threat which has been dubbed "Duqu". The new threat is apparently developed by the same author who developed the Stuxnet worm that was used in targeted attacks against Iranian nuclear power plants, but Duqu has its sights set on a completely different target.

  • Opinion: Google Rolls Out Security Resources for Internet Users

    Surfing the web these days can be like navigating a minefield--you'd like to take some basic security precautions, but you have no idea where to start. Google's new resource, called "Good To Know," aims to be your starting place.

  • Opinion: Keep Your Location Private on Facebook, Use Picasa's Photo Screen Saver

    Oh, Facebook. Always with the weird, unwanted, hard-to-undo changes. Like a couple weeks ago, I noticed that all of a sudden, every status update I posted included my location!

  • Opinion: Will One Antivirus Program Take Care of Your Security Needs?

    Bvs1216 uses Microsoft Security Essentials. He asked the Answer Line forum if he needs to supplement it for additional protection.

  • Opinion: Fake Netflix App Poses Data-Stealing Risk

    Android users have to be on the lookout for a Netflix app that looks almost exactly like Netflix's official product but carries a data-thieving Trojan instead of streaming movies.



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