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Beware: Spam, scams and phishing this St Patrick’s day

Scammers just love big, national celebrations. Tomorrow is St Patrick’s Day. That means money, targeted scams and digital trickery.

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New Obama cybersecurity agency has lessons for us all

U.S. President Barack Obama launched a new cybersecurity agency that aims to pull together security information from other agencies to gain a better overview of the overall threat and find new ways to fight it.

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Saying Goodbye – and Other Social Networking Private Messaging Etiquette Dilemmas

Saying goodbye to someone you like is always difficult – but on social media, it sometimes seems to border on impossible. Maybe that explains the addictive nature of such sites. As with a good book, it seems you can never find a stopping place.

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March 2015 – Microsoft Patch Tuesday

March is looking fierce when it comes to Microsoft patching. If you were hoping for a light load this time, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but we’re looking at a whopping fourteen security updates on this Patch Tuesday.

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Freaking Out over Latest SSL Vulnerability

A newly discovered vulnerability called FREAK that is found in the Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security (SSL/TLS) protocol has had the security community abuzz this past week.

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SmartEyeglass: Will Sony succeed where Google supposedly failed?

Google Glass was the first iteration of the futuristic concept of computerized eyeglasses. Now Sony has announced that they will be giving the idea a try.

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The Pitfalls of Interpreting Vulnerability Data

There is no way to determine a platform’s security based on raw data, as that data needs to first be put into context, applied to a scenario, and interpreted

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The best 35 information security blogs to follow

Whether you prefer bookmarks, RSS feeds, or mobile readers, keeping up with information security trends and developments is made infinitely easier through the work of great bloggers.

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Third Party Patch Roundup – February 2015

February began with a new zero day Flash vulnerability, reports of DNS hijacking in DLink routers, and a new wave of ransomware. Meanwhile, software vendors scrambled to keep up, and given the smaller than usual slate of updates this month, it wouldn’t be surprising if March proves to be a busy month for patching.

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Social Navigation: City of Boston partners with Waze

The idea of posting information in a social venue while driving would seem, on the face of it, to carry a lot of risk – but is Waze actually making the streets safer? The City of Boston seems to think so.

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