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A huge amount of personal data was exposed in a recent Sony hack. Today, Sony disclosed that the security breach affecting almost 77 million PlayStation Network users, may also have affected 24.5 million users of Sony Online Entertainment, making this the largest personal data heist in history.
In a recent article by CBC News more security and privacy concerns for companies, and possibly individuals, have been highlighted.
The problem centers around your disused photocopier. Since modern photocopiers contain hard drives for storing the information they scan this information is available long after you have forgotten all about it.
We are very proud to announce that Lavasoft’s Ad-Aware Pro has been awarded the prestigious VB100 award.
In a comparative test published in Virus Bulletin’s August issue, Ad-Aware achieved one of the top results for malware detection. Virus Bulletin independently tests anti-virus products and those products which pass the tests are awarded the VB100. The test review covers a range of criteria, including detection rates, design and usability, and performance.
Do we share too much private information online? Is what we share – both deliberately and inadvertently – and what we click putting our privacy and security at risk?
Some call it football. Others call it soccer. No matter what you term the game, the effects of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, the most widely-viewed sporting event across the globe, can be seen all around the world – and around the Web – after the kickoff this past Friday.
Here’s one to watch out for: The U.S. FTC is warning consumers and businesses to be aware of scams stemming from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The scams are likely to come in the form of real world (including phone calls, door-to-door collections, and flyers) as well as online dangers (including e-mail, websites, and social networking sites).
In its monthly advance notification, Microsoft told us that it planned to release a gigantic Patch Tuesday this week.
The June 2010 security updates, now here, are the largest patch push for Microsoft so far this year, with 10 bulletins – fixing 34 vulnerabilities, including critical flaws in DirectShow and the Internet Explorer browser.
The FIFA World Cup, known to be the world’s most widely-viewed sporting event, begins this week, on June 11.
A growing trend seen by online security experts is for scammers to take advantage of the latest breaking news and major worldwide events to distribute malware and con potential victims. And, unfortunately, the World Cup is a prime opportunity for cyber criminals to do just that.
How can you avoid becoming the latest victim?
Here’s the latest in social media privacy news –
The Wall Street Journal, citing an AT&T Labs and Worcester Polytechnic Institute paper, has reported that a “privacy loophole” found on social networking sites, including Facebook and MySpace, allowed for data to be shared with advertisers that could potentially be used to identify users – in spite of promises from the companies that user information is not shared without specific consent.
Last June, the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) broke the news that it had shut down a notorious rogue Internet service provider that was accused of actively participating in hosting and distributing spam-spreading botnets, phishing sites, spyware, child pornography and other illegal content.