Information about items pertaining to information privacy

Apple’s iDevices Gets Latest Patch against Latest Jailbreak Issue

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Apparently, everyone was waiting for the update, while small in size and a quick download for the iPad, the same could not be said for the iPhone. The patch for the iPhone took over an hour for the 300+ MB file to be downloaded. The latest versions are now 4.0.2 for the iPhone and 3.2.2 for the iPad.

Google’s Android Targeted by Malware

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Security experts at Kaspersky Lab stated they have discovered a malware application that targets the Google Android mobile operating system in Russia. The malware named "Trojan-SMS.AndroidOS.FakePlayer.a" is the first of its kind specifically implement to target the Android mobile OS according to the researchers at Kaspersky Lab.

Facebook Hacked or Not? – 100 Million User Profiles on Public Site

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Recently in the media, there has been a big “commotion” about the 100 million Facebook profiles containing user IDs, names, URLs and other data that was obtained and place into a file and posted online by Ron Bowles a security consultant. The media and surprisingly many security professionals have been spinning this matter as massive hack on Facebook and its users, when it fact it really was not.

Bank of America Scam

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Below is the latest scam that is going around, I received this from a lady who wanted to know if it was real or not. I did some research and of course it was not. If you google the following (Joan Own, David Dupont or daviddupont154@aol.com) , you will find more information on this scam. My recommendation is to delete it and do not respond to this email.

Personal Security on Social Networking Sites

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Visits to social networking sites account for more than 10% of the total time people spend on the Internet, according Nielsen Online. A social network site focuses on building online communities of people who share common interests and activities, such as Linkedin.com and Facebook.com. Facebook is now the most visited social networking site on the Internet, with nearly 1.2 billion visits in January 2009 alone, while Twitter and Linkedin are steadily gaining ground.

Information Security vs Information Privacy

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Information technology conflicting with personal and information privacy has been a major topic in recent months keeping privacy organizations including the Washington D.C. based Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) busy as the premiere privacy watchdog in the U.S. For example, recent issues such as Google asking the NSA for assistance in the investigation of a cyber-attack that occurred on its network.