Items Tagged with "Social Media"
December 20, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
What does this mean to you? Realize right now, “big brother” is the least of your concerns. I’d be more concerned about your little brother and his iPhone. Just know going forward that we are all living in the phish bowl...
November 30, 2010 Added by:Rebecca Herold
Creativity can quickly evolve into dangerous unbridled enthusiasm whenever new technologies or information services are discovered, and then lead to bad decisions with regard to the use of their customers’ and other consumer information...
November 24, 2010 Added by:Headlines
An examination of 14,000 Facebook user accounts found that 20% have applications that contain malware capable of infecting those who click on the links with a virus or other malicious code. The study was based on data collected over the last month...
November 22, 2010 Added by:Headlines
Why should you care? Because the Web is yours. The Web may be ours, but unfortunately it is is ours much in the same way that Democracy is. And like Democracy, we may already be powerless to protect it from the powerful, well-monied, and thoroughly entrenched interests...
November 11, 2010 Added by:Bozidar Spirovski
It’s not hacking if users’ privacy settings are searchable, right? It depends on who you ask. Current Facebook privacy settings come with a recommendation that urges users to leave their pages searchable to everyone. You might be surprised at the amount of information that’s accessible...
November 09, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton
What has been captured so far? According to Matt Raymond's article, tweets such as Barack Obama's 2008 election, or the photojournalist arrested in Egypt who tweeted his way to his eventual release, are there - and your tweets too...
November 08, 2010 Added by:Javvad Malik
More and more companies are finding their employee’s are addicted to the latest drug. A drug that is freely available and most addicts need to take several times a day. It’s the drug of social media.But what does this have to do with information security? Perhaps a bit more than you thought...
October 06, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
For a few years now I’ve been warning people about how vulnerable they are when they post their whereabouts in social media. And it looks like the bad-guy figured it out and is taking advantage of peoples naiveté...
August 31, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
The basis for much of social media identity theft revolves around social engineering. When a profile claims to represent a certain person or brand, it is generally taken at face value. Lies propagated from such a credible source are likely to be taken as fact for quite a long time, if not indefinitely...
August 30, 2010 Added by:Mark Gardner
This post was going to be about my experiences signing up for Foursquare following the publicity over the new Facebook places. This post is now the first in a series regarding social media privacy policies, which will look at the Privacy Policies of Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn...
August 29, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Social registration is how each user has an established online identity. Over time, the user’s various identities begin to merge for purposes of shopping, communicating, and connecting. If one account is compromised, then the hacker accesses multiple accounts with a single hack...
May 25, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
We use the web to search out tons of information, to shop online and to connect with friends and family. And in the process criminals are trying to whack us over the head and steal from us. And they’ve become very proficient at their craft while most computer users know enough about protecting themselves today as they did 15 years ago. Which equates to not so much.
April 16, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
I am not done nor will I ever be done sounding that alarm, ringing that bell and informing you about how ridiculous social media is. I was asked in a radio interview today what it will take to get people to recognize they are sharing too much data. In a word, tragedy. When a home is broken into, they install a home security alarm. When someone is mugged, they take a self defense course. When plane...
April 14, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano
Children say and do things that make them vulnerable to dangers in the outside world. A parent can parent all day long and do everything possible to protect their kids from themselves, but a child’s persistence to have their way can wear a parent down. It’s a constant fight that makes a parent adopt a philosophy where they “pick their battles.”
April 12, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton
Are you one of the over 350 Million people that use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family? According to Hitwise, Facebook briefly surpassed Google as the most visited site in the world during the Christmas season. The founder of Facebook said that privacy is no longer a social norm.