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Using Social Media Safely: Geotagging

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When many digital cameras and smartphones snap a photo or record video, they append information about that photo or video to the digital file. This information, called exchangeable image file format (Exif) data, can include technical details about the camera … Continue reading

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Over-The-Phone Password Change Allows Hackers To Destroy Reporter’s Digital World

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The hacking of the Amazon account of a Wired reporter exposed a security flaw with the way Apple allows users to reset their AppleID passwords. By obtaining the last four digits of the reporter’s credit card, the hackers were able … Continue reading

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Facebook’s Email Switcheroo

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Have you checked the email address listed on your Facebook profile page lately? Chances are, instead of the email address you set on your profile, your email is now listed as ‘randomnumber’@facebook.com. In April, Facebook announced they would be providing … Continue reading

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LinkedIn Warns Users of Stolen Passwords

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LinkedIn is investigating a claim that a hacker downloaded more than 6 million user passwords from the business-oriented social networking site. Anyone with a LinkedIn account is advised to change their account password as a precautionary measure. For more information … Continue reading

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Facebook Adds Antivirus Marketplace

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Social media titan Facebook has added antivirus software downloads to its bag of tricks. In its Antivirus Marketplace, you can now download antivirus software for PCs and Macs from several top vendors such as Sophos, Norton, McAfee, and TrendMicro. These … Continue reading

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Could Your iPhone Be Used To Hijack Your Facebook Account?

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A vulnerability in the Facebook application on several popular mobile devices may potentially allow someone to take control of your Facebook account. Developers have discovered that the Facebook application for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android-based devices does … Continue reading

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New Mobile Game A Big Draw For Scammers

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Draw Something, the Pictionary-style game that has recently topped 50 million downloads, has now attracted the eye of scammers. A new Twitter scam is specifically targeting users that have tweeted about the game. The scammer’s Twitter account spams users with … Continue reading

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Clean Up Your Social Networking Accounts with MyPermissions

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One of the biggest security risks in the social networking arena is third-party applications; those quizzes, games, and special offers you often find on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Many of us allow these applications access to our personal … Continue reading

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Social Networking and Privacy: What You Need to Know

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Check out the new social networking and privacy story at http://cio.usc.edu/enews/socialnetworkingfall2011.html. Sign up for the IT at USC e-newsletter while you are there.

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