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Hacked companies fight back with controversial steps

Posted at Jun 20, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

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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9 Essential Facebook Marketing Resources

Posted at Jun 20, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

9 Essential Facebook Marketing Resources In their Facebook Marketing Series, Mashable offers tips, insights and a bevy of tools to enhance your marketing on the 900-million strong social network.





Google finds 9,500 new malicious Web sites a day

Posted at Jun 19, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Google finds 9,500 new malicious Web sites a day Search giant details how much malware its Safe Browsing keeps away from users and hints at scanning Chrome extensions. And advice from Niels Provos, a principal software engineer in Google’s infrastructure group: Even though tools to detect malware and phishing are always getting better, it’s still important

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Signs of a tech backlash by ‘Millennials’

Posted at Jun 19, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Signs of a tech backlash by ‘Millennials’ Is it possible there’s too much technology in our lives, even for millennials?  I, for one, am tired of all that oversharing (I blame Facebook).  Ever since I have started studying cyber security, I become even more paranoid about what I share. And according to the article, the

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Do You Really Think You
Have Privacy On Facebook?

Posted at Jun 18, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | 1 Comment
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Or on any social network for that matter…  I understand the title of the article – "How stupid do you have to be to think you'll have privacy on Facebook?" – can come across as a little harsh (okay, may be really harsh), but I must also mention that Facebook and privacy issues have been

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What Will Replace Facebook When It Disappears?

Posted at Jun 12, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
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What Will Replace Facebook When It Disappear? An in-depth article on why Facebook (and Google!) will go away in the next 5 years, and what will replace these giants (Twitter? BuzzFeed? Viddy? What else…?) The basic argument the article made was that for the next revolution of the Internet, it would be a mobile revolution.

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Gosling on LinkedIn hack

Posted at Jun 08, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

siliconvalleyryangosling: Hey girl. It’s too bad my LinkedIn password was hacked.  I really enjoyed logging in with “mygirlrocks.”





Think You’re Not at Risk of Experiencing a Security Breach?

Posted at Jun 08, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

Think You’re Not at Risk of Experiencing a Security Breach? securitycrunchin: visualoop: Via





Stupid security mistakes: Things you missed while doing the hard stuff

Posted at Jun 08, 2012 | Posted in  Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments

secuniablog: If you’re worried about high-tech hackers using advanced and sinister techniques to break through your fancy firewalls — well, that’s not outside the realm of possibility. By all means, spend money on firewalls! But you might also want to keep in mind some distinctly low-tech security problems that are not particularly sophisticated — in

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Would You Pay $99 To remove OEM Crapware?

Posted at Jun 08, 2012 | Posted in  Google+ Posts, Nerd Speak | By IT Pixie | No comments
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Would You Pay $99 To remove OEM Crapware? Apparently Microsoft thinks you would. Most of us hates crapware, and Microsoft knows that.  That’s why they started offering what they called “Signature” editions of certain PCs — that’s it, PCs not loaded with useless and annoying crapware pre-installed by PC makers (See link: http://signature.microsoft.com/) And if

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