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Stolen Tumblr, MySpace, and Fling Passwords Posted Online

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The same hacker who posted 120 million LinkedIn passwords online last week is now allegedly selling user records for millions of Tumblr, MySpace, and Fling accounts: Social networking site MySpace was hacked in 2013; 360 million passwords have been compromised. Social networking site Tumblr was hacked … Continue reading

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Stolen LinkedIn Passwords Posted Online

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In yet another example of why regularly changing your passwords is a good security practice, hackers have recently begun to sell nearly 120 million passwords allegedly stolen from LinkedIn during a 2012 attack. If you have not changed your LinkedIn … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being Hacked: Password Management

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One of the best ways to avoid having your sensitive online information from being hacked is by using good password practices, such as using lengthy and complicated passwords and storing these passwords securely. A recent article in the New York … Continue reading

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What’s the Worth of a Hacked PC?

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You’ve heard the warnings about the various worms, viruses, and phishing schemes that might be targeting your computer, but have you ever stopped to think about what hackers get when they successfully attack a machine? KrebsonSecurity has posted an article … Continue reading

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Microsoft Releases Security Advisory for Internet Explorer

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Microsoft has released a security advisory regarding a vulnerability that affects Internet Explorer versions 6,7,8, and 9. This remote code execution vulnerability could allow hackers to attack your computer through malicious websites. The security advisory, which can be found at … Continue reading

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Patch Tuesday for August 2012

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Microsoft and Adobe have released their monthly Patch Tuesday security bulletins. Microsoft released nine bulletins covering a range of vulnerabilities, five of which are considered critical. Adobe released three bulletins, one for its Reader and Acrobats products, one for Shockwave … Continue reading

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What’s New in Security for Mac OS X Mountain Lion?

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Apple released Mountain Lion, the newest version of their OS X operating system, today. This new operating system comes with several new security features to keep your computer safe. Here’s what three of these new features will do to keep … Continue reading

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