Archive for 'Google+ Posts'

Mat Honan hacked:
Apple, Amazon the weakest links

Posted at Aug 07, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Mat Honan, the WIRED journalist who got his online accounts hacked or deleted, and his iDevices completely wiped over the weekend, recounts how the perp(s) managed to nuke his digital life.  Here’s the highlight: Apple tech support gave the hackers access to my iCloud account. Amazon tech support gave them the ability to see a

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Hacked Reuters site had outdated WordPress install

Posted at Aug 06, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, WordPress | By IT Pixie | 2 Comments
Reuters's blogging site hacked

Update 8/17/2012: Reuters’s blog has been hacked again! After the first hack, they still didn’t update their WordPress install. While it is still unclear if the hackers got in (again!) via the outdated version of WordPress, you would think Reuters’ people would patch and update right the way. Reuters’ blogging site (blogs.reuters.com) was hacked last

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5 Security Lessons From an Ex-FBI Official

Posted at Aug 06, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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5 Security Lessons From an Ex-FBI Official… That businesses and organizations can benefit from. These are lesson learned by FBI and other intelligence agents, and knowledge that private sector companies can use.  The two basic idea are: "The private sector has to accept that companies can't keep focusing on protecting the network perimeter but acknowledge

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Hacked! News Roundup: Reuters &
Hacking via AppleCare

Posted at Aug 05, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Another More horror stories of getting hacked… First, news of Reuters News blogging getting hacked broke, and some fake interview with a Syrian rebel leader was posted. The Reuters blogging website was taken down briefly to fix the problem. Update August 6, 2012: Reuters hacked via outdated WordPress install Then today, The ReutersTech Twitter account

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New Digg.com: I don’t dig it at all!

Posted at Aug 02, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
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So Digg.com has been redone and re-launched, under the new management of Betaworks (background).  I was hoping that the new Digg would be something awesome… I was completely disappointed!  Here's why: And I don't remember receiving any email, message or notification of any sort from Digg to give me heads-up about my old Digg was

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Hacked! News Roundup: August 1, 2012

Posted at Aug 01, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Another busy two weeks passed by, with organizations getting hacked and info leaked… Here are the headlines popping into my RSS reader: 8.24 million Gamigo passwords leaked after hack { Link } Gamigo was hacked back in February but only now are we seeing the results. More than 8.24 million e-mail addresses and passwords have

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Dropbox users got spam,
because Dropbox got hacked

Posted at Aug 01, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
dropbox-hacked

Several weeks ago there were reports of Dropbox users getting spammed in email addresses that they use for Dropbox only, which prompted speculations about whether Dropbox was hacked and leaked users' email addresses.  Dropbox investigated and the initial finding was no intrusion detected.  But the company continued the investigation, with the help of an outside

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Stolen Domains: A Horror Story of Being Hacked

Posted at Jul 26, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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I came across this story (and see update below) via Mari Smith on Google+… Domain theft is not something we think about or even hear about very often, but it is absolutely a real risk.  And if you have unfortunately been a victim of domain theft, you know how much pain and hassle it is to

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So OS X Mountain Lion has sneaked up on me

Posted at Jul 25, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, My New Mac Life | By IT Pixie | No comments
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I knew the upgrade was coming, but compare to the fanfare that Lion had last year, Mountain Lion's arrival was rather stealthy (at least in my opinion). It's great the Apple is churning out upgrades to the OS in such speedy manner, and I certainly like the affordability of these upgrades ($19.99 for the Mountain

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Power Pwn: Power strip that hacks your network

Posted at Jul 23, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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This is certainly very interesting… "a fully-integrated enterprise-class penetration testing platform."  According to Pwnie Express CEO Dave Porcello (Pwnie Express is the maker of this $1300 gadget), "90 percent of the company's clients are commercial or federal organizations."  So… who or what is the other 10%?  Humm… As summerized in the article, the Power Pwn can

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