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Attacks Targeting Facebook Users Will Continue, and Could Easily Become More Dangerous Security Researcher Says May 31, 2010

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AT&T Executive Says 4 Out of 10 of Our iPhone Sales are to Enterprises May 31, 2010

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Manage the Data Collected by Google Analytics with Google Opt-out Browser Add-on May 29, 2010

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The Google Opt-out Browser Add-on is available for the following browsers: Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Chrome 4+ and Firefox 3.5+. Download URL:

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

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iPad USB Camera Adapter Supports Audio Headsets Also (for Your Skype Calls) May 26, 2010

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CNN – Facebook, Facing Criticism, Ramps Up Privacy Options May 26, 2010

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Kaspersky Lab – How to Configure Internet Explorer for (More) Secure Surfing May 22, 2010

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After reading this tutorial on Kaspersky's Web Site, I had a couple of observations:

Secondly, I also do not see the merit in disabling browser addons when surfing. When then does Kaspersky envision using such installed browser addons/extensions? I am assuming that such addons are those chosen by the user because of the enhanced functionality (not BHOs or toolbars unknowingly slipped in with a freeware installer) they provide (and have a demonstrated trusted, track record). As mentioned, I do not use IE but I reason the reference to using addons could be extrapolated to any browser, such as Chome or Firefox.

The tutorial (see link below) is headed "How to Configure Internet Explorer for Secure Surfing." I reason the word more should be added, as in more secure surfing.

http://threatpost.com/en_us/slideshow/How%20to%20configure%20Internet%20Explorer%20for%20secure%20surfing

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What Information Does Your Browser Reveal When Your Visit a Web Site? You May Be Surprised; See Tool May 22, 2010

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Browser Spy can test for:
Accepted Filetypes, ActiveX, Adobe Reader, Ajax Support, Bandwidth, Browser, Capabilities, Colors, Components, Connections, Cookies, CPU, CSS, CSS Exploit, Cursors, Date and Time, DirectX, Document, .NET Framework, Email Verification, Flash, Fonts via Flash, Fonts via Java, Gears, Gecko, Geolocation, Google Chrome, Google Apps, GZip Support, HTTP Headers, HTTP, Images, IP Address, Java, JavaScript, Languages, Mathematical, MathML Support, MIME Types, Mobile, Network, Objects, Object Browser, Online /Offline, OpenDNS, OpenOffice.org, Opera Browser, Operating System, Google PageRank, HTTP Password, Ping, Plugins, Plugs, Prefetch, Proxy, Personal Security Manager, QuickTime Player, RealPlayer, Resolution, Screen, Security, Shockwave, Silverlight, Sound Card, SVG, Text Formatting, File Upload, UserAgent, VBScript, WAP Device, WebKit, Web Server, Window and Windows Media Player

Vist the Browser Spy Test Tool at:

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Free Application Creates Software Inventory and Hardware Inventory for Windows Networks May 20, 2010

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Freeware Version Features: 
  • Hardware and software scanning + 200 build-in reports. 
  • Licensing reports, Scriptable actions, Asset tag, WOL.
Client (standalone PC) Requirements:
Windows 2000+ with Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.8 

Server Requirements:
Windows 2003, 2008, XP, Vista, 7 (Windows server recommended)
.net 2.0 or higher
SQL server 2000 or higher or SQLexpress (free)

Lansweeper (v4) Freeware Version Download Link:

Lansweeper PDF Documentation Download Link:

Lansweeper Web Site URL:

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See What Your Facebook Account is Revealing Publicly Using this Tool May 20, 2010

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According to a recent New York Times article entitled "Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options", "To manage your privacy on Facebook, you will need to navigate through 50 settings with more than 170 options." Such extensive settings could easily discourage one from attending to this essential task or easily overlook an important setting (assuming one decides to attempt such a tedious task). Thus, you may reasonably wonder: What is my Facebook account revealing to the world? The online tool described below will quickly and easily help you learn what your Facebook account is currently revealing publicly (and as a result, what privacy settings you may have to change).

This Facebook Search Tool makes normal requests to the Facebook Graph API, exactly as recommended and documented on Facebook's developer website (according to the Tool's author).

How to Use (adapted from the author's instructions)

In the Location box (the box on the left), you can enter your Facebook ID (or any Facebook ID). Instead of your Facebook ID, you can also insert your Facebook Alias (your custom Facebook us used in your Facebook URL).

In the Search box, you can enter any keywords, including your name or e-mail address (or other's name or e-mail address). When you point at the "Find" button, you'll get a selection of buttons that you can choose to search for users, posts, events, groups, or pages. Each kind of search can turn up different results.

You Can Access this Tool Now at:
http://zesty.ca/facebook

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What People are Sharing Publicly (Knowingly or Unknowingly?) via Facebook May Shock You into Checking Your Privacy Settings May 19, 2010

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Free Tools that Aim to Check Your Facebook Privacy Settings May 19, 2010

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The following two tools are browser bookmarklets. Please see each site as to how to install and use.

From their Web Site {ReclaimPrivacy.org): "This website provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings. The source code and its development will always remain open and transparent. Note: we are still working on privacy scans for your photos and status updates. The tool does not check these yet, so stay tuned for updates!"             
http://www.reclaimprivacy.org/

From their Web Site (Untangle.com): SaveFace by Untangle® is a simple-to-install Bookmark utility that automatically resets your Facebook® settings to restore your privacy."
http://www3.untangle.com/saveface

Please ensure to read the details as to what each tool specifically checks (and specific action taken or not taken) regarding your Facebbook account's privacy settings.

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Avalanche Gang Committed Two-thirds of Phishing Attacks in 2009 May 18, 2010

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McAfee – Cybercriminals continue to use analytics and page-rank to exploit hottest search terms and drive traffic to malicious websites May 18, 2010

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Foxconn to Ship 24 Million iPhone 4G in 2010 says Digitimes Research May 18, 2010

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Google Launches YouTube Five Year Channel – Upload Your “My YouTube Story” Telling How YouTube Has Changed Your Life May 17, 2010

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Google Launches YouTube Five Year Channel to Celbrate Five Year Anniversary – Upload  Your "My YouTube Story" Telling How YouTube Has Changed Your Life, organization, viewing habits, video production, etc. 

Five Year YouTube Channel URL:

Upload Your "My YouTube Story URL:

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