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 […]

Ur car cd b stolen by txt

A security consultant has shown it’s possible to steal some cars simply by sending a specially crafted series of text messages. Don Bailey of iSEC Partners was speaking at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. It’s an annual event designed to inform security professionals about the latest threats, and has become known for […]

Internet IDs: Yea or Nay?

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Internet IDs are a hot topic recently, particularly in light of LulzSec’s aggressive (but abbreviated) campaign against , like, everyone ever. Proponents argue that a system of “trusted credentials”–as they’re ambiguously called now because the technology is still mostly in development–would allow for safer, more secure online transactions. The opposition says that these efforts are […]