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More Security Opinion

  • Opinion: 'Web cookies are good!' says Google and the Citizens Advice Bureau

    Google wants everyone to feel good about sharing web cookies and IP addresses. And the Citizens Advice Bureau is happy to sing along.

  • Opinion: The Cloud, Day 10: Storing Data in the Cloud

    Aside from email, one of the most known and widely used “cloud” services is data storage. As I continue my 30 Days With the Cloud journey, I have a wide choice of online storage options to choose from. Today I will take a look at some of them, and some of the pros and cons of using cloud storage at all.

  • Opinion: Mobile Malware Crisis? Not So Fast

    There's been a flurry of coverage of mobile malware over the past few days, including two separate reports declaring both 2011 and 2012 "the year of mobile malware."

  • Opinion: How Safe is WPA2-Secured WiFi?

    Darryl Boyett asked if his home WiFi connection, which uses WPA2 protection, is safe enough for online banking.

  • Opinion: 123456: The Worst Passwords of 2011

    Internet users never learn. No matter how many times we hear about obvious, hackable passwords, people keep using them. And the situation doesn't seem to be getting better.

  • Opinion: Facebook to Porn Spammers: We Know Who You Are

    Facebook says it knows who was behind the massive spam attack on the social network this week--although it isn't naming them--and it intends to take legal action against them.

  • Opinion: Android Malware Has Surged 472 Percent Since July

    Android users take note: Researchers have found a whopping 472 percent increase in Android malware samples since this summer. The free-for-all Android Market has seen a striking increase in the volume of attacks since July, according to research from Juniper Networks, as attackers continue to become more sophisticated in the malware they write.

  • Opinion: CyanogenMod 9 Coming Soon, Will Bring Tasty Hacking to Ice Cream Sandwich

    Steve Kondik, aka Cyanogen of the CyanogenMod team, teased a bit of news over Twitter that they are working to add Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich support to CyanogenMod 9, which should come out in January. The team's announcement comes hot off the heels of Google releasing the source code for Android version 4.0.

  • Opinion: Facebook Porn Spam Attack: How to Protect Yourself

    Many Facebook users have been inundated with pornographic spam in their newsfeeds as part of a malware campaign targeting the social network. The company told the BBC it has identified the culprit and vulnerability that was exploited, but is asking users to stay vigilant.

  • Opinion: Attackers Get Sneakier With Encrypted Malware

    Malware just got sneaky! Well, sneakier, that is. Attackers in Brazil have found a way to sneak around antivirus programs by using cryptography.

  • Opinion: Five Tips to Avoid Malware in Mobile Apps

    Smartphones and tablets are evolving from niche luxury devices to mainstream consumer gadgets. As mobile devices become a ubiquitous part of the mainstream culture, malware developers are paying attention and are anxious to exploit the fertile new territory.

  • Opinion: Spam Researchers Help Bust Global Cybercrime Ring

    When law enforcement authorities took down this week an international ring of Internet grifters who allegedly scammed more than $14 million from their victims, a key element of their crackdown was a spam database maintained by the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

  • Opinion: Privacy: Will Facebook Ever Get It?

    With Facebook reportedly close to cutting a deal with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over privacy sins dating back to 2009, the question remains whether or not the social network's brain trust really gets the privacy issue.

  • Opinion: Steam Gets Hacked: Here's How To Keep Safe

    If you're a gamer who plays titles that use the Steam platform from Valve, you may want to keep a close eye on your personal data.

  • Opinion: For Android, Paid Mobile Security Is Better: Study

    As with your computer, the best defense against malware is a good offense in the form of security software. Paid mobile security apps are much better at detecting malware in Android devices than free antivirus applications, according to a study by AV Test today. If your business relies at all on smartphones, make sure that you and your employees are protected with the right mobile security package.

  • 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.



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