February 24, 2012
by Lon Seidman | February 24, 2012 4:10pm
America’s first geek, Benjamin Franklin, offered this piece of advice way back in the 18th century: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s sage wisdom in the wake of the House Republicans’ website being taken down recently by a potentially dangerous computer virus.
Tags: hacker, rootkit, WordPress, virus, Republicans, Lon Seidman
August 8, 2011
by Lon Seidman | August 8, 2011 4:09pm
Unskilled hackers at your local coffee shop can gain complete access to your Facebook account as well as other online services with a simple mouse click. Fixing the problem is easy but many people haven’t implemented it, surfing away completely unaware of how vulnerable they may be to a cyber intrusion.
Tags: Facebook, hacker, hacker, wifi, security settings
July 26, 2011
by Hugh McQuaid | July 26, 2011 1:54pm
Attorney General George Jepsen said Tuesday his complaints about privacy prompted executives at Facebook to change its policies regarding the “opt out” process for its facial recognition software that helps identify users in photos.
May 3, 2011
by Lon Seidman | May 3, 2011 12:41am
Apple last week issued a statement detailing how its smartphones record and track users’ whereabouts, including an assertion that the company is not tracking its users, but rather, the phone maintains a “crowd-sourced” database of nearby Wifi hotspots and cellular towers.