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  • Many social accounts are still in danger

    07.05.2013

    The recent hacking of the Associated Press’ Twitter account has begged the question, how secure are social media accounts? A study released by IObit reveals that 30% users always accept “Keep Me Logged-in” when they are logging into Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites.

  • Which companies help protect your data from the government?

    02.05.2013

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation has released its annual report on online service providers' practices when it comes to protecting users' privacy and data from government access, and it should not come as a total surprise that Verizon and MySpace are at the bottom of the list.

  • Two-step authentication for Twitter accounts coming soon

    25.04.2013

    The recent hacking of Associated Press' Twitter account and the (luckily short-term) effect an explosive fake tweet had on the real-world has marked a turning point.

  • Hijacked AP Twitter account spreads fake news, fells Dow Jones

    24.04.2013

    It took only seven minutes and a single shocking (but spurious) tweet and the Dow Jones industrial average dropped 143 points and briefly made some traders panic, Dan Goodin reports.

  • Financial malware hijacking Twitter accounts

    23.04.2013

    Researchers have discovered another active spamming campaign targeting Twitter users.




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