Internet Safety: Content Filtering Software for Kids

August 26, 2010 admin 0

Parents do not allow their kids access to adult content while reading a magazine or watching TV, so the same should be taken into consideration when it comes to using the computer and mobile phone. Yes, mobile phones too. Ideally, parents would like to shoulder surf while their kids are on the Internet, but the reality is that’s not always possible. Teaching kids to use the Internet properly and not to disclose personal information as describe in a recent article is a very important step in keeping them safe, but adding a bit of insurance with an Internet content filtering software geared towards protecting kids can also compliment a potential dangerous situation. […]

Child Safety on the Internet

August 20, 2010 admin 0

The Internet has made it possible for people to communicate with anyone anywhere in the world. That is a scary thought when it comes to thinking about child safety on the Internet. On a daily basis, kids are on line communicating on chat rooms without adult supervision not really knowing the person on the end is who they claim to be. […]

ISACA’s Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Certification Early Exam Registration Deadline

August 18, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

The management-focused CISM is a unique certification for individuals who design, build and manage enterprise information security programs. CISM is the leading credential for information security managers..

The CISM certification promotes international practices and individuals earning the CISM become part of an elite peer network, attaining a one-of-a-kind credential. […]

Linux Security, Then and Now

August 16, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

Linux is inherently not a secure operating system. The reason it’s not secure is because Linux was based on the architectural design of UNIX, and the creators of UNIX didn’t care about security – it was 1969 after all.

“The first fact to face is that UNIX was not developed with security, in any realistic sense, in mind; this fact alone guarantees a vast number of holes,” Dennis Ritchie wrote in his paper, “On the Security of UNIX” in 1979. […]

Facebook “Dislike” Button a Scam

August 16, 2010 admin 0

Facebook users are being targeted again in a scam that offers them a chance to install a “dislike” button. This scam has been making its way around Facebook this past weekend and it is said thousands of users have been affected, effected and infected.

The scam asks users if they would like to install a “dislike” button on their Facebook page, once they select the link the user are tricked into allowing a rogue application to access their profile page, which then begin post spam messages. The rouge application also attempts to lure the user into completing an online survey, for which the responsible party of the scam are paid money. […]

Facebook Fixes Privacy Issue – Full Disclosure of User Information

August 15, 2010 SecurityOrb_Staff 0

On august 11, 2010, a researcher post information about a bug in Facebook’s login process that revealed the full name, email address and profile picture of all 500 plus million Facebook account holders regardless of your privacy setting. The bug has recently been repaired by Facebook, but posed enormous privacy threat for Facebook users prior to the fix being implemented. […]

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