Yearly Archives: 2011

Would you click this link?

This is an actual email I received over the weekend: It is confirmation for my air flight to Boston on American Airlines. It shows the flight number, and amount I paid. The problem is, I never booked a flight for American Airlines. Worried that I ...
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Is USB destroying YOUR company?

A recent study by Kingston, a memory manufacturer, has shown that the majority of employees misusing USB drives at the workplace, most of the time unknowingly. In a survey of 451 IT staff in the UK, 73% had observed that USB drives were being used...
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Facebook Denies Vulnerability Then Quietly Fixes It

A vulnerability that was at first denied by Facebook has been fixed. It allowed someone to send someone else on Facebook an executable file, even if the two were not friends. The problem is that this could be used for a phishing, or targeted attac...
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How Quickly Can Your System Be Compromised?

I attended a technical conference last week and among many of the interesting subjects was how nasty the internet has become for PCs. A test was conducted of a Windows XP system with its firewall turned off and no Microsoft or application patches ...
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