Applying For a Job? Be Prepared to Give Up Your Privacy

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Facebook and your privacy is trending once again among news sites and the blogosphere. This time, Facebook is doing something right. They recently amended their Statement of Rights and Responsibility to reflect a current change among employers asking for potential hires and employees access to their personal Facebook accounts. According to Facebook’s chief privacy officer, […]

Ex-CIA boss: Stuxnet was good idea

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There is absolutely no proof that the United States (or Israeli) government was responsible for the Stuxnet attack on Iranian nuclear facilities. But a former CIA and National Security Agency chief says such tactics are a good idea and will now be considered legitimate. The Stuxnet virus spread worldwide, but turned out to be specifically […]

Facebook adds real-time link scanning

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Facebook has partnered with a web security company to automatically scan all outgoing links that appear on the site. It’s an attempt to combat spam links that understandably flourish on Facebook. The tool being used is the impressively sounding Websense ThreatSeeker Cloud powered by the Advanced Classification Engine. (There’s a TRITON in there somewhere as […]

Cryptography’s Human Problem [Video]

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“The primary weakness in any modern security mechanism tends to be the modern consumers utilizing it.” If you’ve got security issues, there’s a nonzero chance it’s your fault. Or, if you’re especially vigilant, the fault of another person in the chain of people who control account security. In this new video from our friends at […]