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October 7, 2010
An old virus with new tricks, attacking new assets

by Ondrej Krehel

The recent “Twitter” hack was only live for about five hours, but in that time may have hit as many as 500,000 users, including the White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and Sarah Brown, wife of the former British prime minister.

The...

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September 30, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Last time we looked at geotagging and how the images we take with our GPS-enabled smartphones can broadcast more than a pretty picture. The same applies to our Microsoft Office files and Adobe PDFs.

When it comes to metadata, there are two types:...

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September 16, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

Adam Savage of television’s Myth Busters learned about geotags the hard way. He inadvertently posted his home address to his thousands of Twitter followers.

That information, the GPS coordinates of where he stood when he snapped the picture with a camera phone...

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September 9, 2010
Surf Smart, Surf Clean

by Ondrej Krehel

Are you aware of that just by clicking on a picture you can get a virus, malware, or a Trojan horse?

Cameron Diaz recently made headlines as the Interne's most dangerous celebrity—and not because of her recent pistol-packing performance beside Tom Cruise.

McAfee, the antivirus software...

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September 3, 2010

by Eduard Goodman

You’ve been lambasted by the media, academics, politicians and privacy advocates regarding privacy issues. I's really not fair. When it comes to privacy, rather than being criticized, you should be commended, at least on a couple of levels.

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September 1, 2010

by Ondrej Krehel

If you’re connected to the Internet, you need to ask one basic question: Am I safe?

A bank, insurance company or investment firm may have a database of tens of thousands of customers—their names, addresses, birth dates, even social security numbers. That client list left unprotected could be a boon to rival companies or, even worse,...

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