Internet Safety & Privacy

I am cleaning up my Facebook friends is not a virus – It is a viral Facebook Question

I am cleaning up my Facebook friends is not a virus – It is a viral Facebook Question

Have you seen a post on your wall that asks “I am cleaning up my Facebook friends… let me know if you would like to stay…?” A lot of Facebook users are placing a disclaimer on their walls stating they didn’t make the posting and that it must be a virus. This is a false…

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How to Protect your Child Online

How to Protect your Child Online

The internet has opened a limitless new frontier for our children. Unfortunately though, as new frontiers go, the internet is also fraught with its own dangers from exposing the child to unwanted materials to dangerous criminals like pedophiles. Below are some of the things you should know about child safety online. Internet Elements Parents are…

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You've Been Served! via Facebook

You've Been Served! via Facebook

There are people who might as well be nonexistent if not for their online presence. It’s a weird sort of reality, something that we wouldn’t think we’d see outside those paperback sci-fi novels. It’s also a problem that courts have to face on a daily basis when it comes to serving official documents. It’s extremely…

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Facebook privacy blunder results in 1500 uninvited guests for a sweet 16 birthday bash

Facebook privacy blunder results in 1500 uninvited guests for a sweet 16 birthday bash

The AP in Berlin is reporting that a teenage girl, known only as Thessa, was shocked to receive a “surprise” party for her 16th birthday. This was not a surprise party in the traditional sense – Thessa sent out an invitation for the festivities via Facebook but had failed to mark the event as private.…

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Apple Protects itself from Facebook Malware

Apple Protects itself from Facebook Malware

Apple’s gizmos and gadgets are all the craze today, which is probably why malware authors have been specifically targeting devices which use the Mac OS. One particularly nasty malware was the one that issues a fake antivirus called “MacDefender” – talk about wolf in sheep’s clothing. But now, Apple Inc. has created a security fix…

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Facebook Access Requested by Defense on Sexual Assault Case

Facebook Access Requested by Defense on Sexual Assault Case

Defense lawyers are practically paid to use every trick in the book to get their clients off the hook. These days, they’re turning to Facebook in order to gather evidence for their defense. In one sexual assault case being conducted in the United States, the defense has asked the judge to give them access to…

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Internet Explorer Bug Allows Hackers to Steal Facebook Credentials

Internet Explorer Bug Allows Hackers to Steal Facebook Credentials

Sometimes, the best way to foil a hacker is to think like one, which is exactly what Rosario Valotta, an Internet security researcher, did. He devised a way to steal digital credentials from Facebook users by exploiting a flaw in Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s default web browser. He presented the process at the Hack in the…

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Schools Warn Students about Facebook Monitoring

Schools Warn Students about Facebook Monitoring

There have been several stories of students getting sanctioned by their schools because of something they posted on Facebook. But has anyone ever asked how exactly these schools find out about the posts? One would think that information about the controversial posts are just passed along the grapevine until it reaches the ears of school…

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Viruses, Phishing Attacks and Scams Spreading via Links in Facebook User Comments

Viruses, Phishing Attacks and Scams Spreading via Links in Facebook User Comments

We have seen a lot of Facebook users post the following message to their wall today: VIRUS GOING THROUGH OUR COMMENTS. IT WILL START SENDING LINKS IN YOUR NAME. IT SAYS, “I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE THIS”, OR “LOOKING FOR SOME FUN”,THEN IT HAS A PAGE LINK SAYING, “NEW GIFTS FOR YOU”. DO NOT OPEN…

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Facebook and Microsoft Team Up Against Child Pornography

Facebook and Microsoft Team Up Against Child Pornography

Hiding beneath the comfortable anonymity offered by the internet are the dredges of society who take pleasure in the most perverse acts possible. These people are the reason why photos of child pornography are still circulating all over the internet, interspersed among happier, more wholesome photos. Thankfully, there are people who are dedicated to fighting…

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