Facebook reveals security bug exposed personal info of 6m users

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The personal account information including emails and phone numbers of 6m Facebook users were exposed by a security bug, the social network admitted last night.

JVD‘s insight:

Facebook spend millions on trying to secure their servers etc, yet still get hacked.

 

Some business don’t even take the smallest of precautions, like setting up firewalls properly, then blame evryone else but themselves when they are hacked. 

 

Hacking is fast becoming the biggest threat to industry and to personal users. Everyday we are now hearing about major corporations networks being compromised. When will they/we learn?

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Hackers winning in war against cyber crime – MyFox Tampa Bay

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Hackers winning in war against cyber crime
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“Hackers have gone pro,” said Stu Sjouwerman, CEO for the Clearwater-based company KnowBe4, which helps trains corporations on preventing their systems from being hacked.

JVD‘s insight:

They went pro a long time ago. That’s why security is the fastest growing area of IT!

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Does Your CEO Really Get Data Security?

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The company’s CSO is arguably a more valuable asset than the CFO.

JVD‘s insight:

Does anyone get Data Security? Unless you actually understand, or take the time to understand, how widespread and serious an issue this is, then the issue of security will remain. 

 

For some reason the human trait is to wait until soemthing happens before taking action, why?

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How to recover deleted text messages android

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Android messages recovery! Read this article and follow the steps to recover deleted text messages from Android in a few minutes with Wondershare Dr.fone for Android.

JVD‘s insight:

A great piece of advice, be careful what you delete, if you do delete a text by accident on your android, here’s good way to recover it.

See on www.wondershare.com

KPMG figures show just 2% of websites relying on explicit cookie consent

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JVD‘s insight:

Is this another failed law? or is it another unnecessary burden on business>

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Europe Falls Behind as US Carriers Increase Phone Bills – Bloomberg

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Europe Falls Behind as US Carriers Increase Phone Bills
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Europe’s wireless carriers fell further behind their U.S.

JVD‘s insight:

Had to happen sooner than later, over the past 20 odd years bills have fallen whilst service expectation levels have shot up. No doubt the UK and rest of EU will be increasing the costs to us soon.

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When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC – PCWorld

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When malware strikes: How to clean an infected PC
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Or perhaps a less-vigilant friend has begged you to clean up a plague-ridden mess. Obviously, you need to scan the computer and remove the malware.

JVD‘s insight:

Some useful advice we can all use

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Deep dive into VOIP QoS

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Image Source: vtt.fi For Voice over IP to be a valid alternative to the beloved classic telephony service, clients need to receive the same quality of voice transmission they receive with basic telephone services—meaning constant high-quality voice…

JVD‘s insight:

An interesting insight, for me though, how can you get Quality of Service on VOIP unless you run your own cables between sites? We all know that the mast majority consider VOIP to be a technology that runs via the internet, and that the internet is largely made up of Cisco routers and switches, none of which recognise voice as requiring a QOS, which raises the question, will we ever really get a true quality of service fromVOIP?

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Smart phone security and DYI replacement screens – 6abc.com

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Smart phone security and DYI replacement screens
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A just-released survey by Consumer Reports projects more than 7 million smart phone owners had a phone that was lost, stolen, or ruined in the last year.

JVD‘s insight:

7 million phones, that’s a lot of money down the dran, so to speak. Certainly if lost or stolen if you have software on your handset you could at least find out where it is and disable it

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No Facebook Phone For The United Kingdom – Forbes

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No Facebook Phone For The United Kingdom
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UK network EE have confirmed that the HTC First, the so-called Facebook Phone, will not be sold in the UK (reports Engadget, and others).

JVD‘s insight:

Reading the reviews on this, I think we may have dodged a bullet?

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