Archive for 'Google+ Posts'

Orbitz: Mac users love to pay more

Posted at Jun 27, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Wall Street Journal just had an article about how Orbitz is showing Mac users higher prices hotels because the company found that Mac users spend "as much as 30% more" on hotels than PC users. How does Orbitz know that?  The company tracks its customers' online activities, such as that they are visiting orbits.com using

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WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release

Posted at Jun 27, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, WordPress | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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WordPress 3.4.1 Maintenance and Security Release WordPress has just pushed out a maintenance and security release that addresses 18 bugs introduced in 3.4.  Here's the highlight: WordPress users, log into your admin dashboards and update NOW! Side note: If for whatever reason you had not upgraded to WordPress 3.4 and are still using WordPress 3.3,

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This website knows everything that you’re doing

Posted at Jun 27, 2012 | Posted in  Cyber Security, Google+ Posts | By IT Pixie | No comments
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This website knows everything that you and everyone else are doing! Well not really… Unless you’re the type that posts every minuit (and not-so-minuit) detail of your life on Facebook, Twitter or any social network. And you know cyber criminals are cruising the website for all kinds of informion about you; they will exploit those

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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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How To Stop The Hacker By Hardening WordPress

Posted at Jun 23, 2012 | Posted in  Ask the Pixie, Google+ Posts, WordPress | By IT Pixie | No comments
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How To Stop The Hacker By Hardening WordPress This is a presentation put together by Sucuri.  The emphasis on the presentation is on empowering the end-user with as many tools as possible to make them more effective at protecting themselves.  You can find a summary of the presentation in Sucuri’s post. Word camp orange county

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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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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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