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Why You Should Use a Password Manager and How to Get Started

Why You Should Use a Password Manager and How to Get Started | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
The majority of people use very weak passwords and reuse them on different websites. How are you supposed to use strong, unique passwords on all the websites you use? The solution is a password manager.
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Com a necessidade de mantermos contas nos diversos serviços que usamos na Web, isto pode ser um ajuda.

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Quatro chamadas telefónicas são suficientes para identificar a sua localização

Quatro chamadas telefónicas são suficientes para identificar a sua localização | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
TeK Notícias Telecomunicações - Um estudo hoje publicado na Nature mostra que 95% dos utilizadores podem ter a sua localização identificada com apenas quatro interações com a rede de telemóveis.
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CryptSync: upload only encrypted files to online storage services -

CryptSync: upload only encrypted files to online storage services - | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
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How Apps Post on Your Behalf | What Is Privacy?

How Apps Post on Your Behalf | What Is Privacy? | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Apps often ask for permission to take actions on our behalf. It's a good idea to understand what permissions we provide any app before authorizing it.
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Uma solução como o MyPermissions (mypermissions.com), disponível para os browsers Firefox e Chrome, permite controlar as aplicações instaladas no Facebook e aceder facilmente às paginas de configuração de privacidade de diversos serviços da Web.

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Turn On Facebook Chat for Only the Few People That Matter

Turn On Facebook Chat for Only the Few People That Matter | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Facebook Chat causes more annoyances than it solves, but if you use it to talk to the occasional friend, there's actually a lesser-known setting that lets you appear offline to everyone save a few of your close friends.
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Facebook’s News Feed Is All About Photos — Here’s How to Protect Yours

Facebook’s News Feed Is All About Photos — Here’s How to Protect Yours | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
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How to Hide and Password Protect Applications You Want to Keep Private

How to Hide and Password Protect Applications You Want to Keep Private | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
If you open a lot of programs at one time in Windows, your desktop can get quite chaotic and messy. One of those many windows may be displaying private data, and it’s easy to lose track of it and accidentally leave it visible.
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Securely Access Online Banking and Email on Untrusted Computers

Securely Access Online Banking and Email on Untrusted Computers | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Entering your online-banking or email passwords on an untrusted computer – particularly one in a public place – is risky. If you had a USB drive with Linux installed on it, you could log into your accounts without fear.
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MyPermissions Cleaner

Do you know how many apps access your personal information on the web? Get ready for a surprise! MyPermissions scans your permissions, alerts you when new ap...
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Do you know how many apps access your personal information on the web? Get ready for a surprise!

Lino Oliveira's comment, March 10, 2013 4:24 PM
O plugin que se pode instalar no Firefox e no Chrome, permite detetar as aplicações que acedem às nossas informações no Facebook. Para além disso, permite aceder às páginas nos diversos serviços onde podemos configurar as autorizações de acesso dadas às aplicações.
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The Real Story of Stuxnet - IEEE Spectrum

The Real Story of Stuxnet - IEEE Spectrum | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
How Kaspersky Lab tracked down the malware that stymied Iran’s nuclear-fuel enrichment program
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Evernote vai ter novo sistema de autenticação

Evernote vai ter novo sistema de autenticação | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
SAPO A melhor informação sobre tecnologia. Reviews dos melhores gagdets. As últimas notícias do mundo da tecnologia. Comparativos entre equipamentos informáticos.
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HTG Explains: Why Windows Has the Most Viruses

HTG Explains: Why Windows Has the Most Viruses | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
We all know that Windows is the most malware-ridden platform out there, but why is that?
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Senha gravada no Facebook: saiba como fazer a rede social 'esquecer' seus dados

Senha gravada no Facebook: saiba como fazer a rede social 'esquecer' seus dados | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Confira no UOL Tecnologia tudo sobre inovação tecnológica, Internet, celulares, games e tablets. Veja notícias e novidades de produtos eletrônicos.
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Safe Cracking the Feynman Way

Safe Cracking the Feynman Way | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
While at Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project physicist Richard Feynman sought out a hobby for amusement, but what no one might have expected though is his choice of safe cracking.
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What Google Reader’s Shutdown Teaches Us About Web Apps

You can’t go anywhere on the web without hearing about Google Reader’s shutdown. There are a number of lessons to be learned, but “never use any Google product ever again” isn’t the right lesson to draw.

Via Filipe MS Bento
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Nesta era iniciada (?) com a Web 2.0, a cloud é interessante mas deve ser usada com cuidado, especialmente pelas organizações. Os cuidados com a preservação da informação, habituais nos sistemas de informação tradicionais, devem ser levados muito a sério quando colocamos a nossa informação na Web (SaaS, hosting, redes socais, etc.).

Filipe MS Bento's curator insight, March 26, 2013 10:08 AM

This article reflects exactly what I've been saying for years about this and other commercial, third party products.

Always have a backup (data, service and well, plan: the Cloud is a very nice thing indeed (SaaS included), but don’t build a skyscraper on top of it… have always the ground foundations on your side, or where you can control them 110%).

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Alerta: Ataques de phishing à Caixa Geral de Depósitos | Pplware

Alerta: Ataques de phishing à Caixa Geral de Depósitos | Pplware | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Pplware - Alerta: Ataques de phishing à Caixa Geral de Depósitos | Os ataques de Phishing direccionados a clientes dos serviços online dos bancos não são novidade.
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5 Alternatives to Unfriending Someone on Facebook

5 Alternatives to Unfriending Someone on Facebook | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
It's no secret that people are annoying on Facebook, but unfriending may not be the best option. Here are five alternatives.
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Device Disables Car to Prevent Driver From Texting

Device Disables Car to Prevent Driver From Texting | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Most systems designed to stop texting while driving — such as TXTBlocker and cellCONTROL — do so by blocking text message signals when the phone is in a car. However, a new prod...
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HTG Explains: What is the New Copyright Alert System and How Does it Affect You?

HTG Explains: What is the New Copyright Alert System and How Does it Affect You? | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
The new Copyright Alert System, also known as the “Six Strikes” system, marks the beginning of ISPs in the USA attempting to police their subscribers’ Internet usage.
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Cinco dicas para aumentar a segurança dos nossos dispositivos móveis

Cinco dicas para aumentar a segurança dos nossos dispositivos móveis | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Qual a segurança do vosso dispositivo móvel? Neste guia damo-vos cinco dicas para melhor proteger os vosso smarpthone ou tablet assim como os vossos dados!
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How to Encrypt and Password Protect Your USB Drives Without Extra Software

How to Encrypt and Password Protect Your USB Drives Without Extra Software | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
BitLocker is a lesser-known technology included in Windows that allows you to both password protect and encrypt the contents of your storage mediums.
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Study reveals how Facebook 'makes' people violate their own privacy

Study reveals how Facebook 'makes' people violate their own privacy | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
FACEBOOK is messing with our heads, and now a study has proven it.
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Look carefully to your privacy settings!

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Stay Safe & Private With These 5 Encryption Add-Ons [Firefox]

Stay Safe & Private With These 5 Encryption Add-Ons [Firefox] | Security and Privacy | Scoop.it
Ciphers have been used throughout history to maintain secrecy and security for sensitive pieces of data.
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