Posts tagged ‘personal security’

February 3, 2009

More on personal security, this time Facebook

by thoughtfulconservative

10 Privacy Settings Every Facebook User Should Know

Everyday I receive an email from somebody about how their account was hacked, how a friend tagged them in the photo and they want a way to avoid it, as well as a number of other complications related to their privacy on Facebook. Over the weekend one individual contacted me to let me know that he would be removing me as a friend from Facebook because he was “going to make a shift with my Facebook use – going to just mostly family stuff.”

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January 28, 2009

Hackers ahead!

by thoughtfulconservative

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Hackers Crack Into Texas Road Sign, Warn of Zombies Ahead

Transportation officials in Texas are scrambling to prevent hackers from changing messages on digital road signs after one sign in Austin was altered to read, “Zombies Ahead.”

Hackers Get Details of 4.5 Million Monster.com Members

The personal details of millions of job seekers have been stolen in the largest data theft in Britain, The Times has learned.

Hackers gained access to confidential details provided by 4.5 million people to Monster.co.uk, the online recruitment site.

What the Web knows about you

She had me at hello … or just about. Our conversation had barely started when privacy activist Betty Ostergren interrupted me to say that she had found my full name, address, Social Security number and a digital image of my signature on the Web.

From a magazine I receive (Don’t ask me why I get it, I just do), 10 Security Predictions For 2009. Number two states the bad economy will cause an increase in security crimes and number three names social networks as a prime target.

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