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Google Encrypts All Gmail Messages After NSA Snooping

Google Encrypts All Gmail Messages After NSA Snooping | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
From now on, Gmail users no longer have the option of using more insecure HTTP connections.
Kimberly Castleberry's insight:
Google Encrypts All Gmail Messages After NSA Snooping
Rather than charge NSA for access to your account - thus making money - as Microsoft does of your hotmail accounts... Google has taken a move to head off the NSA by applying default encryption to all gmail accounts.*

Gmail HTTPS has been an option for several years but now there is no longer an option to turn it off. 

In addition to the data being encrypted when it travels from Google to you... the data is now also encrypted as it travels between Google's servers... putting a serious wrench in the NSA's eavesdropping plans. 

You don't need to do anything or make any changes, to benefit from this move by Google to protect you. 

Well Played, Google... well played!
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Apple iOS Apps Can Easily Be Hijacked, Researchers Say

Apple iOS Apps Can Easily Be Hijacked, Researchers Say | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
Apple iOS apps can be permanently altered to send their content calls to malicious servers, Israeli researchers have found.
Kimberly Castleberry's insight:

Vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS apps have surprisingly proven vulnerable to a common attack type that can happen if you take advantage of an open (non-password-protected) WiFi connection. 
This attack is similar to a "man in the middle" attack, this attack would let the data come from fake sites and result in not only a compromise of usernames/ passwords but likely a spamming with adware/malware ads as well. iOS is not alone in this vulnerability as most devices including Android that are not using a VPN could be similarly compromised by an open WiFi connection. 

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Lightbeam for Firefox Visualizes How You're Tracked Online

Lightbeam for Firefox Visualizes How You're Tracked Online | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
A new Firefox add-on from Mozilla, dubbed Lightbeam, helps you visualize how companies follow you online.
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Ever wondered just how you get tracked around the web from site to site to site seemingly unseen yet apparently seen by everyone? Firefox's new "Lightbeam" project lets you visualize whats going on behind the scenes. Neat stuff! 

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Why you should not use autocomplete • Yoast

Why you should not use autocomplete • Yoast | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
Several updates to this post below! Today at Pubcon Matt Cutts of Google once again promoted the use of autocomplete-type, a new property for web forms that works in Chrome (and possibly other browsers, I haven’t checked).
Kimberly Castleberry's insight:

Chrome's new form autocomplete is scary insecure... disable it and use LastPass instead. Lastpass is the only password manager to routinely pass all security tests with flying colors and get recommended by leading security teams. 

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Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup

Facebook Just Killed A Privacy Setting, So It's A Good Time To Do Your Own Checkup | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
Facebook just eliminated your ability to block people from searching for you by name. Here's a guide for tweaking what's left.
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I'm less than thrilled by this since it was the ony way to stop spammers from scraping email addresses and then figuring out who you are. 

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87% of SMBs suffered a cyberattack last year, only 44% see security as a priority

87% of SMBs suffered a cyberattack last year, only 44% see security as a priority | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
The risk of cyberattacks on SMBs has been examined in detail in a recent Sophos-sponsored report by the Ponemon Institute. The report - The Risk of an Uncertain Security Strategy - surveyed over 2,...
Kimberly Castleberry's insight:

There's a huge gap between the number of small businesses that GET attacked and the number that THINK they will get attacked. Odds are just simply NOT in your favor. You've got to get serious about cybersecurity. 

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Facebook App Vulnerabilities Could Compromise Your Account

Facebook App Vulnerabilities Could Compromise Your Account | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
Two newly discovered Android app vulnerabilities could give an attacker unrestricted access to your Facebook account.
Kimberly Castleberry's insight:

By now, you're probably familiar with the Skype attack where an infected account urges you to download a file... and if you are not alert, you trust the "person" (that you don't realize is hacked) and download/open the file without thinking..... well, that type of attack has now come to Android and was having a field day in the Facebook app. 

Fortunately, for the moment, the vulnerability has been patched, but that's not to stay that it won't return. 

Hackers seem to have too much time on their hands.  

Don't download stuff from someone without confirming with them that it's something you actually want and ensuring they are actually themselves. 

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Kimberly Castleberry's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:51 AM

By now, you're probably familiar with the Skype attack where an infected account urges you to download a file... and if you are not alert, you trust the "person" (that you don't realize is hacked) and download/open the file without thinking..... well, that type of attack has now come to Android and was having a field day in the Facebook app. 

Fortunately, for the moment, the vulnerability has been patched, but that's not to stay that it won't return. 

Hackers seem to have too much time on their hands.  

Don't download stuff from someone without confirming with them that it's something you actually want and ensuring they are actually themselves. 

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LinkedIn's new Intro app is a nightmare for email security and privacy, say researchers

LinkedIn's new Intro app is a nightmare for email security and privacy, say researchers | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
If you're at all concerned about the privacy of your emails, here's a tip: Don't use LinkedIn Intro. Introduced earlier this week, Intro is aimed at giving users a complete profile of the people th...
Kimberly Castleberry's insight:

Letting any company proxy your email is a bad idea... letting a company that just earlier this year was hacked is an even bigger idea. LinkedIn's new "Intro" app is a violation of most enterprise mail rules because it presents wildly dangerous risks. That means even if you're a "home user" you really should avoid this thing for now. 

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Facebook Android Flaws Enable Any App to Get User's Access Tokens

Facebook Android Flaws Enable Any App to Get User's Access Tokens | Digital & Internet Marketing News | Scoop.it
A researcher has discovered serious vulnerabilities in the main Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps for Android that enable any other app on a device to access the user's Facebook access token and...
Kimberly Castleberry's insight:

Facebook for android users need to be aware of this new security flaw. Am I the only one that wishes that FB would stop leaving the android app so wimpy? 

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