Archive for 'Google+ Posts'

Patch Tuesday:
Download EMET for IE or Switch Browser

Posted at Sep 18, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
IE-zero-day

Image: Rapid7 Patch Tuesday: Download EMET for IE or Switch Browser There is a bug in Internet Explorer (IE) newly discovered by Microsoft, and it is being used to infect PCs via drive-by downloads (malware download and installation initiated simply b visiting a malicious website). Microsoft is urging all IE users to download a piece

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Twitter down?

Posted at Sep 15, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
twitter-down

Twitter down? Is it just me?  or is Twitter having issues right now?  Twitter.com won’t resolve as all, and I saw this: http://downrightnow.com/twitter Twitter Status See if Twitter is down for other users. downrightnow monitors user reports and official announcements to detect Twitter outages automatically. This was posted on Google+…





Are Your VMs & Backups Indexed in Google?

Posted at Sep 14, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
stormtroopers-googling

Are Your VMs & Backups Indexed in Google? When I was taking a cyber security class, one of the main things we talked about was ways for an organization to leak confidential information.  Having the information stored on a server connected to the Internet, then get indexed by Google, is one sure-fire way to allow

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Malware Preloaded on New PCs in China

Posted at Sep 14, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
malware-preloaded-laptop

Malware Preloaded on New PCs in China Microsoft, in an investigation into the security (or insecurity) of their supply chain in China, found that 20% of the 20 brand new PCs they bought were preloaded with malware that is associated with the Nitol botnet.  The malware, Nitol virus, can steal personal information and uses infected

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How to avoid oversharing on social media

Posted at Aug 26, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | 2 Comments
oversharing

Mashable offers 5 tips on how to avoid oversharing on social networks.  While these should really be common sense, the list can serve as a reminder as well as a checklist (helpful when talking to your teenager about sharing on social media): 5 Ways to Avoid Oversharing on Social Media Oversharing online can end badly, especially

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Handwrite your Google Search

Posted at Aug 23, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
google-search-handwrite

Handwrite your Google Search I know the beta has been pushed out for some time, but I just discovered this neat feature today — when I saw a little link on my www.google.com page that said “Try Handwrite”. I did, and I just thought this is so freaking cool!  Here’s a little video I did

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This is how they do Wi-Fi in Holy Land…

Posted at Aug 23, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
wifi-donkey

Wi-Fi on Donkeys in Holy Land… So not only tourists to a biblical park in Israel can dress in authentic biblical robes and ride the donkeys like Jesus did 2000+ year ago, now they can share photos of them doing so with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter, wherever… With the Wi-Fi service provided by

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Protecting yourself in a
multi-device, multi-platford world

Posted at Aug 18, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
Lock-background

You have antivirus and firewall on your home and/or work PC, and you use (semi) strong passwords to lock your PC.  But how many of you have only a work PC and/or a home PC running Windows?  In this day and age, you are most likely living at least some part of your life "online".

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How Not to Manage Your Facebook Page

Posted at Aug 17, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
Subway's Facebook Page

Warning: Link NSFW This is a classic case of lack of vigilance when it comes to managing your Facebook Page.  Yes, most people (according to some digital branding consultant, 99% of the people to be exact) ignore that “Post by Others” link, but doesn’t mean no one looks at it or click it at all.

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Malware Targeting WordPress Pluggable.php

Posted at Aug 15, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts, WordPress | By IT Pixie | No comments
wp-security

One of WordPress' core files, /wp-includes/pluggable.php has been targeted as host to a malware payload, according to a security company +Sucuri LLC.  What this means is while it is not a vulnerability in WordPress' code, the following malicious code is getting inserted into pluggable.php. Once the malicious is inserted, it then attempts to load more

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