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Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

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Freelancer.com, a crowdsourced jobs marketplace, is strengthening the security of its platform against scams and frauds with two new mechanisms. The company has announced its 7 million users will need to register a phone number for security purposes, while their country of location will be identified and prominently displayed on the...
Freelancer.com adds phone verification, country ID security measures for its 7m users

In New York City, Microsoft Really Is Watching You

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August is upon us, and in New York that means we’re on the downhill run to the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, which brings with it a renewed focus on the security measures we’ve come to live with, like them or not, since that awful day. In lower...
In New York City, Microsoft Really Is Watching You

France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than "hate speech" | Glenn Greenwald

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Few ideas have done as much damage throughout history as empowering the government to criminalize opinions it dislikesWriting in the Guardian today, Jason Farago praises France's women's rights minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, for demanding that Twitter help the French government criminalize ideas it dislikes. Decreeing that "hateful tweets are illegal", Farago...
France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than "hate speech" | Glenn Greenwald

Yahoo's (and Your) Lesson in Proper Passwords

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After hackers leaked more than 450,000 Yahoo passwords, do we need any more proof that our security measures are lacking in both strength and imagination?...
Yahoo's (and Your) Lesson in Proper Passwords
Chrome 17 update adds more pre-loading and security measures
6 Big cyber security predictions for 2013

Twitter said to mull stricter on-site security

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Twitter, after disclosing a hack to its systems late last Friday, is now said to be considering stricter security measures on the site. A report from the Guardian noted that a company job posting mentions developing "multifactor authentication," a process that increases security by asking users for more than their...
Twitter said to mull stricter on-site security
Google's Project Glass will lock down when it senses theft
Sprint investing in own payment platform, may drop Google Wallet

Wyndham hotels face hack charges

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US officials allege that more than half a million customer accounts were compromised after hackers overcame inadequate security measures....
Wyndham hotels face hack charges

Microsoft blasts Google over iPhone browser tracking, pushes IE9 while it’s at it

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With Google acknowledging that it utilised features in its services to bypass Apple’s built-in security measures in its Safari mobile browser to track users, Microsoft has taken the opportunity to join the debate, condemning the search giant and using it as a platform to tout the security of its own browser,...
Microsoft blasts Google over iPhone browser tracking, pushes IE9 while it’s at it

Staged cyber schemes may help shore up 'weakest link'

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Your PC is locked down with a strong, complex password when not in use, and your mobile devices are secured with a passcode. You have a cross-device security tool in place on your PCs and mobile devices to block unwanted traffic, prevent compromise from malware attacks, and protect your...
Staged cyber schemes may help shore up 'weakest link'

Twilio Adds Multi-User Permission For Its Account Portal As It Steps Further Into The Enterprise Space

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On Tuesday, Twilio announced the creation of a permission-based system to help manage multiple users. Multi-user is geared towards helping companies segment roles based on which team member has access to what data within the Twilio account. What’s more, it’s also another step the telecommunications-focused company is taking towards the...
Twilio Adds Multi-User Permission For Its Account Portal As It Steps Further Into The Enterprise Space

Amazon, Apple security measures factors in journalist's hacked iCloud account

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A combination of Amazon's credit card record keeping and Apple's user authentication requirements amounted to a relatively easy "social engineering" hack that wreaked havoc on Wired writer Mat Honan's iCloud and Twitter accounts....
Amazon, Apple security measures factors in journalist's hacked iCloud account
Ruckus Wireless designs an open Wi-Fi hotspot with a secure connection
LivingSocial reports hack that could affect data of 50 million customers

New untethered jailbreak works for iDevices running iOS 6.x

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An iOS hacking team that calls themselves "evad3rs" has released a tool to jailbreak devices running iOS 6. The tool, called "evasi0n" and available for OS X, Windows, and Linux, can jailbreak iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, 6.0.2, and 6.1 on all compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. For those unfamiliar with jailbreaking,...
New untethered jailbreak works for iDevices running iOS 6.x

How safe is your company's Twitter account?

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In light of last week's massive password reset, businesses should shore up their security measures. What do the experts suggest? [cnnmoney-byline src="By Don Sears, contributor"] FORTUNE -- Did Twitter force you to change your password last week? While it may have been an inconvenience to social media managers, the micro-blogging...
How safe is your company's Twitter account?

Evernote rolls out 2-factor authentication to premium accounts, coming to all users in 'near future'

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Digital note-taking service Evernote was forced to reset its 50 million-plus users’ passwords after suffering an unauthorized breach on March 2. Today, less than three months on from that incident, it is beefing up account security measures with three new measures, including two-factor authentication, which will initially go live to...
Evernote rolls out 2-factor authentication to premium accounts, coming to all users in 'near future'

Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit

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Earlier today, I posted a link to a Microsoft blog post calling out Google for bypassing IE security measures. Google saw the post and sent me the following on-the-record statement (below). It’s a bit verbose, so I’ll summarize: “Microsoft is full of shit.” Statement: Attributable to Rachel Whetstone, Senior Vice...
Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit

Save the date: Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 IFA event set for August 29th

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You know it's nearly time for IFA 2012 when Samsung starts sending out the Mobile Unpacked invites. The event, famous for launching the phablet-defining Galaxy Note just one year ago, is scheduled to take place on August 29th and should see the official unveiling of that smartphone inbetweener's successor....
Save the date: Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2012 IFA event set for August 29th
Samsung reveals security measures for keeping the Galaxy S III under wraps

Part 2 - Apple's iWallet: The One that will Rule the World

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In early March Apple was granted a patent for a never before seen patent regarding Apple's forthcoming iWallet. The patent focused on parental controls for an iWallet and made a connection to a vague iTunes application and/or methodology. Today, another major component of Apple's iWallet was revealed in yet another...
Part 2 - Apple's iWallet: The One that will Rule the World
IBM blocks Siri and iCloud on staff iPhones due to ‘extraordinarily conservative’ security measures

Adobe Reader and Acrobat get another layer of security

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Adobe announced new security features this week for its Reader and Acrobat XI products, including enhanced sandboxing, Force ASLR, PDF whitelisting, and Elliptic Curve Cryptography. In addition to a number of new features enhancing Reader's and Acrobat's PDF-creation capabilities, these security measures add another layer atop previous changes that have...
Adobe Reader and Acrobat get another layer of security

BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware

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In the race to the starting line, BlackBerry pulled out all the stops in order to deliver an app library that's 70,000 strong, but now the firm's looking to Trend Micro in an effort to keep malicious software at bay. Specifically, the phone maker will begin scanning all current...
BlackBerry gets help from Trend Micro in the fight against malware
New York's all-new driver's license is 'solid, monolithic' and almost impossible to forge
How hackers will jailbreak the iPhone 5

Apple scrambles to fix AppleID security. But how will it restore iCloud trust?

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After being on the receiving end of a truly awful hacking attack, Wired writer Mat Honan explained how it happened in detail. And he was very clear about two of the parties responsible for leaving open major loopholes that let hackers into his digital life: Amazon and Apple’s security policies,...
Apple scrambles to fix AppleID security. But how will it restore iCloud trust?
Apple will reportedly unlock your iPhone for police, but there's a wait list
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