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The Ins and Outs of Social Security Number Scams

July 17, 2014
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It’s a bit of a dichotomy. We’ve been told many times to be careful about giving out our Social Security numbers, but it seems like we’re being asked for all or part of it in almost every business transaction. I once saw a video rental store — …

Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows

June 12, 2014
Proxy News

Google announced back in November that it would start requiring all Chrome extensions to be hosted in the Chrome Web Store for its Windows stable and beta channels (starting in January). Google announced today that it is now enforcing this.

Malware Attacks On Internet Explorer Increasing

May 15, 2014
Proxy News

Everyone has a favorite Internet browser. If yours happens to be Internet Explorer, you may want to switch to a different one.
Internet Explorer has numerous problems, but one of the worst is the current weakness in its security.
Hackers are taking adv…

What’s the Real Story with The Heartbleed Security Hole?

April 17, 2014
Proxy News

The Heartbleed bug (known as CVE-2014-0160) is a very serious bug in the openSSL library, which is the security library used to secure communications between computers for many different reasons – examples of openSSL usage include SSL certificates us…

Edward Snowden Calls For Better Online Security Measures

March 20, 2014
Proxy News

In a rare public appearance, fugitive and National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden addressed the audience of the SXSW conference regarding Internet privacy and surveillance.

The conference, which was held on Monday in Austin, Texas, put t…

Beware of Apple ID Confirmation Phishing Email Attacks!

February 27, 2014
Proxy News

Most of the email I receive asking me to validate and verify my account details with an online site are clearly either legit or a lame attempt at a phishing attack, an attempt to trick me into revealing private information.
Until the most recent that l…

Mobile Hardware Security Estimated To Earn $1 Billion This Year

January 30, 2014
Proxy News

As the world becomes more connected, the inherent security flaws in our global network have been highlighted by security professionals, criminals, and national governments alike. With software security still struggling to stay ahead of hackers and gov…

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