Month: May 2012

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Nine Major Ways Criminals Use Facebook

Great article, on how a cyber-criminal views Facebook as an opportunity: Hacking Accounts When criminals hack a Facebook account, they typically use one of several available “brute force” tools, Grayson Milbourne, Webroot’s Manager of Threat Research for North America, told 24/7 Wall St. in an interview. These tools cycle through a common password dictionary, and...


This INSANE Graphic Shows How Ludicrously Complicated Social Media Marketing Is Now

Maybe this is the reason General Motors went “mental” and pulled its Facebook ad budget. Digital marketing is confusing—really confusing—as this insane graphic shows (below). Trying to navigate through the various new social media categories, blogs, sharing sites, and social media firms is an absolute mess. This depiction of the digital marketing landscape was shown...


ESET Smart Security 6 Beta (32-bit)

ESET Smart Security6 is a preview build of ESET’s lightweight yet full-featured internet security suite. The package comes with everything you’d expect from this kind of tool. There’s a strong antivirus engine with effective real-time protection; a smart firewall detects and blocks remote attacks; web access and anti-phishing modules keep you safe online; and you...


White House cyber security coordinator stepping down

The White House is losing its cyber security coordinator Howard Schmidt to retirement this year after a tumultuous 2011, often referred to a the year of the hack. Schmidt served the White House in this role for two and a half years, and has acted as a pivotal liaison between the National Security Agency and...


Protect Your Company’s Website From Malware

In 2010, Todd Christopher’s 25-employee photography business landed a choice gig snapping shots of prominent locals at a swanky fundraiser. But when attendees went online the next day to search for their portraits, they got security warnings from their Internet browsers stating that Christopher’s site had been blacklisted, or blocked due to malware, which is...