Yahoo logo
First, change your Yahoo! password.  This really is not optional.  Yahoo! has been compromised.  And, until Yahoo! says that they have found and corrected the security bug that allowed the hackers to access the username and password files, be ready.  You may need change your password more than once. As you know, I am an Continue Reading →
Facebook
Facebook is launching a new type of mobile advertising that targets consumers based on the apps they use, pushing the limits of how companies track what people do on their phones. The social network is tracking the apps that people use through its popular Facebook Connect feature, which lets users log into millions of websites Continue Reading →
Twitter & LinkedIn
LinkedIn announced via a blog post on Friday that Twitter would no longer be partnering with the business-networking site to sync updates from one site to the other. This ends a partnership that began in 2009. LinkedIn users can still create updates on the site and click a button to share to Twitter as well, Continue Reading →
LinkedIn
An Illinois woman who claims LinkedIn violated its own user agreement and privacy policy is spearheading a class action lawsuit against the business-networking site in wake of the recent loss to hackers of private data. Katie Szpyrka, a registered LinkedIn account holder since 2010, claims the company “failed to properly safeguard its users’ digitally stored Continue Reading →
LinkedIn
Recent attacks on LinkedIn and eHarmony highlight the importance of different passwords for different sites. LinkedIn confirmed that there had been a breach in their security whereby hackers stole approximately 6.5 million encrypted passwords.eHarmony also announced a breach in their security where 1.5 million passwords were stolen in the attack. Large-scale attacks such as these are becoming more common. Epsilon Continue Reading →
Password
LinkedIn just found about 6.5 million current passwords on a Russian file server.  No one knows who hacked LinkedIn or what the hackers were planning, but the security breach was bad enough that LinkedIn suggested that users change their passwords.  In this case, the hackers stole passwords, so no matter how strong they were, the Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120607_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] LinkedIn just found about 6.5 million current passwords on a Russian file server.  No one knows who hacked LinkedIn or what the hacker was planning, but the security breach was bad enough that LinkedIn suggested that users change their passwords.  So, this is a great opportunity for Continue Reading →
[wpaudio url=”https://media.shellypalmer.com/wp-content/images/usrn/120607_SHELLYPALMER_GEN_BED.mp3″ text=”Click to play … ” dl=”0″] Cyber security is a lot like oxygen.  You don’t really think about it, until it’s not there.  Today, if you have a LinkedIn account, don’t pass go, don’t collect $200, go straight to your LinkedIn settings and change your password.  All kidding aside, if you have a Continue Reading →