Sophos - Naked SecurityBlessed be Facebook for using this real-world example to 100% back up Naked Security when we proselytize about the evils of password reuse. And if you're worried that Facebook's mining of breached Adobe customer records and quarantining of users is Big Brother-ish, fear not: the company didn't have to store passwords in clear text or pull any other boneheaded security move to know just what its customers' reused passwords are.
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Sophos - Naked SecurityNovember's Patch Tuesday includes updates not just from Microsoft, but Adobe and Google as well. Critical patches for Internet Explorer, Chrome and Adobe Flash Player lead the way this month.
Sophos - Naked SecurityA new program, dubbed PIN Skimmer by its University of Cambridge creators, can correctly guess a high proportion of PINs by utilising the device's camera and microphone.
Sophos - Naked SecuritySingapore police have arrested a man they claim is "The Messiah."
They allege he's responsible for recent hacks against websites in Singapore, including the blog of a journalist who didn't report his original hacking threats as precisely as he liked.
Sophos - Naked SecurityEdwin Vargas was charged with using PayPal to hire someone to hack login details for at least 43 personal email accounts, including those of 20 current or former NYPD officers.
Sophos - Naked SecurityPolice and other authorities are using smartphones and tablets to snap photos in the field, without warrants or asking for subjects' permission to run their images against criminal databases. The program was rolled out without public hearings or notice, and could represent the beginning of a national rollout.
Sophos - Naked SecurityA US school basketball coach who posted a photo onto Facebook that showed her fiancé's hand on her breast has been fired, but her varsity football coach fiancé was let off the hook with only a reprimand.
Sophos - Naked SecurityEvery time we've written about the Google Wi-Spy saga, we've said, "Betcha this won't be the last of it."
Still isn't...Brazil is the latest country to put the hard word on Google.
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I’m dating myself, but I remember when holiday shopping involved pouring through ads in the Sunday paper, placing actual phone calls from tethered land lines to research product stock and availability, and actually driving places to pick things up. Now, holiday shoppers can do all of that from a smartphone or tablet in a few seconds, but there are some security pitfalls to be aware of.