Posts tagged with 'Security'
Another day, another hack.
From Sony to the IMF, the internet is starting to resemble the wild wild west as hackers assault high-profile companies and organizations.
Cloud file storage and syncing service Dropbox is arguably one of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley. It recently hit two big milestones: 25m users, and 200m files saved each day, and appears to have a very bright future.
But it also has a bit of explaining to do following a change to its Terms of Service.
With online sales predicted to top £11bn this Christmas, it's incredible how many retailers still offer websites that are mere online
catalogues and don’t allow you to shop.
In fact, even some high street chains are only now taking
their first steps in e-commerce.
What does online gossip rag Gawker have in common with fast food restaurant chain
McDonald's? In the past several days, both have fallen victim to
hackers who gained access to user databases.
The Gawker hack, in particular, has garnered a lot of attention because
the hackers seem most interested in humiliating the popular blog. They
have released the emails and passwords of more than 1m of Gakwer's
Facebook's privacy woes continue. This week a man harvested and published the profile details of 100 million Facebook users. If that weren't bad enough, he then made the file available for free download. You'd think that a lot of companies would be interested in acquiring such data. And you'd be right.
But this is less a case of nefarious marketing tricks than a factor of Facebook's privacy settings. And things are only going to get worse as Facebook grows.
Online florist Arena Flowers recently fell foul of Norton, with its SafeWeb product flagging its website as unsafe for users due to an issue with the site's WordPress blog.
The problem was fixed promptly by Arena Flowers, but the process of contacting Norton and getting the warnings removed was far from perfect, and could have had a serious effect its sales and reputation.
If the numbers are any indication, publishers really like Facebook's new Like button. But should they?
For obvious reasons, Facebook is attractive to publishers, and it wants to keep it that way. It provides publishers with plenty of tools that they can use to bring Facebook-driven experiences to their websites. The Like button is one of the newest offerings for publishers but there are several reasons publishers may want to think twice about putting it on their pages.
Two words are increasingly surfacing in discussions of an internet that becomes more and more social each day: 'privacy' and 'security'. The reason: the
social web seems to be increasingly eroding personal privacy and introducing new
online security concerns.
Many groups believe that something needs to be done, and it appears
that governments are starting to eye action of their own. But is it too
Last week, Blippy, a Twitter for purchases, created quite a stir when
it was revealed that the company had exposed the credit card numbers of
The company's co-founder, Philip Kaplan, sought to downplay the
severity of the mistake but as more and more individuals cozy up to the
growing number of services that encourage 'oversharing' of
financial-related information online, a number of parties involved with
commerce will be affected.
Chances are you've heard of Chatroulette, the clever website that pairs users up for random video web chats. It's one of the hottest websites on the internet right now.
It reportedly receives upwards of 500,000 visits each day and its creator, Andrey Ternovskiy, a 17-year-old high school student in Moscow, is now being courted by some of the world's most recognizable technology investors, including Russia's DST, which owns stakes in hot American social networking companies like Facebook and Zynga.