Security

Associated Press Twitter Account Hacked; Bogus Report Posted Of Explosions At White House

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by agluck     April 23, 2013      0.0 (0) An Associated Press Twiitter account was hacked this morning, and hackers posted a bogus tweet saying two explosions had rocked the White House. Here is a webinar in which computer consultant Brian Edelman and I recently discussed security practices for advisors to avoid such a fate. (You must be an A4A member to see the video.)   &nb

SEC Approves New Identity Theft Rules

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by BrianEdelman     April 15, 2013      0.0 (0) According to a new rule adopted by the SEC on April 10 financial firms will be required to establish identity-theft prevention programs. 

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Mac Users: Don't Install "Free Twit Tube;" Trojan Targeting Macs Reportedly Spreading

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by agluck     March 21, 2013      0.0 (0) It used to be that you would buy a Mac and avoid malware and viruses. That doesn't work as well in recent years as Macs have become a more attractive target. Now, a new trojan is spreading that specifically is aimed at Macs.

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A Frightening Look Inside The World Of “Ratters” Who Hack Into Computers Webcams To Spy On Women

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by agluck     March 11, 2013      0.0 (0) A cult of hackers who spy on women by breaking into their computers and turning on their webcams has grown so large that experts at Remote Administration tools—“ratters”—are selling books to teach novices the hack.

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Evernote Plans To Adopt Two-Step Authentication Following Security Breach

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by agluck     March 05, 2013      0.0 (0) Evernote, after suffering a data breach that caused the company to reset passwords for all of its 50 million users, announced that it plans to adopt two-factor authentication as quickly as possible.

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