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August 10, 2011
"Just two weeks ago, CNET called out Microsoft yet again, accusing the software giant of collecting the locations of millions of laptops, cell phones, and other WiFi devices around the world, making them available online without taking any privacy precautions."
August 05, 2011
"You just have to look at how much private information people are willing to share on social networks or how quickly cloud storage services have gotten mainstream usage, and combine that with the fact that most people tend to use the same (most of the time not strong) password everywhere"
August 05, 2011
“SocialMediaSuzy’s” password for Hootsuite is different than “SocialMediaJohnny’s” password for Hootsuite, yet both can access the brand’s Twitter. Unless each one of these passwords is extremely secure, they can be hacked, putting the brand at serious risk.
June 23, 2011
Corporations are facing a growing risk as consumer grade tools and services suchas blogs, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn enter into the IT security landscape. Webservices, Internet applications and other consumer online products are rapidly distortingthe lines between corporate and personal usage, while malware outbreaks and data losscontinue to snowball out of control.
May 02, 2011
It is true, marketers in highly regulated industries, like financial services, have less creative license than those in other fields. After all, rates and returns are what they are – no room for embellishment. All outgoing communications need to be precisely crafted and vetted by the legal department to ensure they comply with the letter and spirit of the law. The idea of increasing the volume and informality of consumer/customer contact makes many financial institutions feel a bit woozy.
February 01, 2011
Facebook is experimenting with enhancing security around user accounts through a socially-enabled login process. Essentially, instead of seeing disguised words, users will see photos of their “friends” and be asked to identify them.
January 26, 2011
November 10, 2010
Social network security is all the talk this month, as Firefox recently launched it’s Firesheep plugin. In a nutshell, the new plugin makes it possible for users to hijack other people’s social network connections if they are using a public Wifi connection. How does it work? Most social networks,...
November 08, 2010
As always, there have been a variety of new stories swirling around social media and its discontents over the past week. This week, the big stories have been all about security: Firesheep : A software developer created a Firefox extension that allows users to easily abscond with cookie information...
September 09, 2010
On the internet, no one knows you’re a dog. That famous New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner from 1993 illustrates a fundamental issue faced by today’s social networking sites: are the members who they say they are? We’ve learned a lot about participation in social networks via the internet over the...