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Meet Heartbleed: The Huge New Security Flaw for Secure Websites

April 15, 2014 by Jared Howe

Heartbleed.

Have you heard of Heartbleed? This is a big deal if you care about your online security, as attackers can steal your website login information as well as other sensitive information like any credit card information exchanged with an online retailer website like Amazon and others. What can you do? Keep reading.[read more]

Keep Cyber-Safe: 2 Tips to Protect Your Online Identity

April 15, 2014 by Natascha Thomson

Protect your online identity.

I generally try to do some "house keeping" at the beginning of each year but, of course, it pays to implement the tips below whenever you get to it. Cyber security, or rather the lack thereof, is one of the main threats of our time. Here two simple tips that could make the difference.[read more]

Are You Protected from Hackers on Public WiFi? [INFOGRAPHIC]

April 8, 2014 by Jillian Ryan
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Public WiFi.

A new study revealed that 66% of U.S. adults have used public WiFi; and 39% of those who have said they have accessed or transmitted sensitive information while using it. Despite the fact that they transmit sensitive information while using public WiFi, there are potential online security risks that people recognize.[read more]

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3 Workarounds for Google+ Privacy & Security Issues

April 2, 2014 by Amanda Green

Google Plus privacy & security / shutterstock

According to GlobalWebIndex estimates, Google Plus is growing at a rapid pace and is now the second largest social network on the planet. But recently, researchers carried out a preliminary analysis of the social network’s privacy, stating several issues that users should be concerned about.[read more]

Salesforce1: Employee Productivity and Mobile Experiences

January 11, 2014 by Michael Fauscette

Salesforce1

At Dreamforce last Fall, Salesforce introduced its new platform offering, Salesforce1.This week I attended the World Tour event in NYC for Salesforce1 and spent some time talking to Salesforce execs and an assortment of customers about the platform.[read more]

Facebook's "Free" WiFi Could Cost You More Than a Check-in

October 16, 2013 by Jillian Ryan
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Facebook check-in

Earlier this month Facebook announced an interesting partnership with Cisco; the two tech companies have teamed up to provide free WiFi access at local businesses. But the best way for a user to protect themselves when accessing a public hotspot is still to use a personal virtual private network.[read more]

How Apple Is Improving Mobile App Security

September 12, 2013 by Syed Noman Ali

While sandbox prevents apps from accessing the user’s data, it does not necessarily stop the third party from accessing information that, under the appropriate circumstances, would be available to third-party software e.g. like the user’s contacts or photo albums.[read more]

Top 10 Internet Security Tips for Small Business

August 5, 2013 by Daniel Kehrer
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Internet security tips

All your online speed and efficiency can come at a stiff price if your website, financial information, social media accounts, business or customer data fall victim to cyber thieves or troublemakers. Here are 10 tips from the cyber security experts at the Federal Communications Commission.[read more]

Data Breaches: Your Personal and Professional Identity at Risk [INFOGRAPHIC]

July 14, 2013 by Kimberly Castleberry

Data breach cycle

The majority of internet marketers are HIGHLY at risk because of how much data we bring online for the sake of building a business out here. Just how much data gets leaked every year, though? Check out this useful infographic from the idExperts team.[read more]

Talking Online Security for Startups at SF New Tech

May 31, 2013 by Mark Risher

Smaller organizations tend towards complacency, believing that attacks only target government, military and high profile organizations. This leaves them vulnerable to easily preventable attacks.[read more]

How Safe is Your WordPress Website From Hackers and Other Malicious Attacks?

May 8, 2013 by Elizabeth Maness

How safe is your website from hackers? Check out these security tips to make sure you're not leaving yourself wide open for a similar kind of attack. One of the simplest ways to prevent your site from being hacked and having malicious code added to your pages is to keep your WordPress installation current.[read more]

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Social Media and Security: Two Factor Authentication

March 19, 2013 by Robert Coulter

Social media accounts are becoming extraordinarily important to many of those who use them and yet their security is often ridiculously weak. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other major social platforms are starting to make the kind of changes that take account security much more seriously.[read more]

Evernote Responds to Hack Attempt by Resetting All User Passwords

March 4, 2013 by Mike Allton

Evernote is just the latest in a series of high-profile security breaches or attempts. We have talked many times about the importance of using secure passwords and implementing a common-sense approach to what information you store on the cloud.[read more]

The Asocial Network: How Hackers Use Social Networks to Destroy Your Online Life

February 10, 2013 by Mark Risher
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How well do you know your social network? With the way our online identities are increasingly linked, all it takes is one less-than-discriminating friend in your circle for a hacker to gain access to and destroy your online life.[read more]

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The BlackBerry 10: Can It Reclaim the Business Market?

January 31, 2013 by Deborah Sweeney

With the announcement of BlackBerry 10, many are wondering if the company can, once again, offer businesses something that no other phone can. BlackBerry has always offered a level of security that many businesses felt was worth investing in. Even if the phones were annoying and cumbersome, the fact that BlackBerry encrypted e-mails meant that company secrets were less likely to leak out.[read more]

How To Protect Your Accounts From Hackers

August 10, 2012 by Melissa Agnes
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It’s great to hear that companies are taking the security of our private information and access to our accounts more seriously, but it shouldn’t end there. There are steps that you should be taking to protect yourself as well. Here are 5 simple steps that you should take to protect both your and your company’s different online accounts.[read more]

Facebook Employs Hackers to Solve Security Issues

August 3, 2012 by Brandon Leibowitz
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It has started to become a norm to hire skilled hackers to monitor the company’s security system – for example, BT Managed Security Solutions enable their customers to protect their system by offering the service of hackers find out if there are any issues with it. Similarly, Facebook is taking help from white-hat hackers to look after its security systems – stating categorically the ethical standards that need to be followed.[read more]

Spying For Security? A Closer Look at #CISPA, "Big Brother" of #SOPA

April 27, 2012 by Tammy Kahn Fennell
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[Editor's Note - CISPA was passed by the House] "We must be allowed to spy on Facebook and Twitter..." In the UK, Sir David Omand, former Permanent Secretary and Security and Intelligence Co-ordinator in the Cabinet Office, says criminals are increasingly making use of online social networks such as Twitter and Facebook to communicate. Meanwhile in the US, debates around CISPA are heating up...[read more]

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10 Tips for Improved Security while using Social Media

March 16, 2012 by Gopi Mamidipudi
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A site like Facebook allows and encourages users to create their own apps, games and commerce sites that can be used by other members. Such apps could potentially access a lot of your unprotected data. Similarly in recent reports it was stated that Google, Apple and apps on Android, iOS have access to all your data on the smartphone.[read more]

Phishing and Cloning - Online Banking and Identity Theft Fears Multiplied

December 8, 2011 by Elaine Rigoli

"European banking protection firm Affinion International conducted a survey of online bank customers and found a whopping 85% of respondents are worried about online fraud. Not only that, but 42% of bank customers polled said they have been fraud victims!"[read more]

 
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