Archive for 'Cyber Security'

Firefox Thumbnails Could Expose Private Data

Posted at Jun 26, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Here's the deal: Users have warned that SSL-protected websites — such as online banking pages and web-mail services —  can reveal account numbers and email subject lines as they are ’snapshotted’ and displayed in the browser’s new tab page. What happens is Firefox 13 takes a snapshot of the page you have visited, saves it as

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Banner Ad on Your Facebook Profile? It’s Adware!

Posted at Jun 26, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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There's some adware going around on Facebook, so if you see a HUGE banner ad on your Facebook profile page (click on the banner image to see an example), you will want to following these step-by-step instructions to get rid of it:  Facebook Adware Help Image: Mashable See a Huge Ad on Your Facebook Profile

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Install free apps, get ad networks
on your Android device

Posted at Jun 22, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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While I don’t mind paying for apps that I think are worth paying for, I like free apps and would rather not having to pay for them if I don’t have to. I also understand that free apps aren’t really free — They are paid for via ads and the “price” I pay for the

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WordPress Plugins with Security Vulnerabilities

Posted at Jun 22, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts, WordPress | By IT Pixie | No comments
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+Regina Smola – WP Security Lock has put together a list of #WordPress plugins with security vulnerabilities.  Some of the plugins mentioned were also on the list that I did for the uploadify.php vulnerability, and there are some new ones. If you’re using any of the plugin mentioned, be sure you update to the latest

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WordPress 3.3.1 or Older
Exploit Alert: Comment Posting Forgery

Posted at Jun 20, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, WordPress | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Exploit: wp-comments-post.php (WordPress 3.3.1 or older) What is it? Comment Posting Forgery (Cross Site Scripting (XSS)) How is it being used in WordPress? wp-comments-post.php is part of WordPress’ core file set. Why is it dangerous? wp-comments-post.php in WordPress before 3.3.2 supports offsite redirects, which makes it easier for remote attackers to conduct cross-site scripting (XSS)

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Hacked companies fight back
with controversial steps

Posted at Jun 18, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps An eye for an eye, and fight fire with fire… That seems to be what some of these hacked companies are going for… I can’t blame them, really, but it’s a fine line that some are treading…  I do like the idea of “wasting the hacker’s time and

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Who’s buying zero-day vulnerabilities?

Posted at Jun 18, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Who’s buying zero-day vulnerabilities?  And what are they doing with them?  According to this article, what’s going on sounds nefarious: “VUPEN, FinFisher, and HackingTeam are among a handful of companies that buy and sell zero-day vulnerabilities, exploits, and remote monitoring tools to governments around the world.” “…these companies are purchasing vulnerabilities and exploits at prices

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Top Five Android Malware Types

Posted at Jun 18, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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According to the article (which is based on Sophos‘ research), here are the 5 most popular types of Android Malware: See Also: How to tell when your mobile device has been infected Android malware threats spikes in 2012 Image: Sophos (via PCMag.com) Top Five Android Malware Types Sophos examined statistics collected from users who have

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In-Depth WordPress Security Tips

Posted at Jun 12, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts, WordPress | By IT Pixie | 2 Comments
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In-Depth WordPress Security Tips We all love WordPress, you know it.  Not only it’s a great blogging platform, its flexibility and scalability in functionality and design — and it’s ease of use — makes it a desirable platform for many small businesses who need a easy-to-manage website or Content Management System (CMS). But WordPress has

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Cyber criminals target travelers

Posted at Jun 12, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Cyber criminals target travelers Any information security expert can tell you that travels always increase data loss risk — Not only you’re dealing with the stress of travel and you’re less likely to pay attention to things like Wi-Fi security; you also have to deal with unfamiliar (and usually unsecured) network environment where cybercriminals are

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