It is Monday again and yes the Craziness starts once again…
The Weekly MADDness… is here:
If privacy concerns weren’t enough to get people thinking about deleting their Facebook accounts, they also have security concerns to consider. As Facebook takes over the web, user information goes with it. One can only imagine the potential threats that are lurking around the corner.
An exploit was discovered on Yelp, one of Facebook’s preliminary partners for its Open Graph initiative, which would have allowed malicious sites to harvest user names, email, and data users shared publicly on Facebook, as Jason Kincaid explains. Users wouldn’t have even had to do anything at Yelp beyond visiting the site…
The Absolute and UltimateBet scandals rocked the online poker industry for years, but when the Kahnawake Gaming Commission released its final decision in September of 2009, it seemed that the Cereus Network under Tokwiro Enterprises resolved its security issues and looked to put the scandal behind it. But another security breach has surfaced in recent weeks, again putting the spotlight on UltimateBet and Absolute Poker and casting doubts over their claims of top-notch security software and assurances of the safety of its players.
Mozilla, the organization behind the Firefox web browser, introduced a “plugin checker” page last fall that analyzed whether the plugins you had installed in your web browser were up to date. Now that tool has been updated to check plugins installed in other web browsers too, including Safari, Chrome, Opera and Internet Explorer.
According to the Director of Firefox Development, Johnathan Nightingale, plugin safety is an issue across the web. “Outdated plugins are a major source of security and stability risk for web users,” he wrote in a recent company blog post.
We hope these links will get you some new information, that will help you keep your children safe during their world wide web travels…
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