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Facebook 'Clickjacking' Awareness Campaign Launched   Security firm AVG has launched an online campaign to help university students combat Facebook status jacking.   Facebook status jacking, or "clickjacking," sees profiles on the social network being fraudulently access by cybercriminals that have stolen log-in credentials. The hackers then fake, and sometimes even malicious, status...
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Twitter's New Look     The new home page, which still has a distinctive Twitter feel about it, has quite a different look and a bunch of new features. While tweets are still shown on the left of the page, there's an expanded sidebar on the right with new features like maps of geo-location tagged tweets and embedded pictures and videos.   Users can now click on tweets to drill down into them...
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Facebook ads might work, but not how they think   I’ve been reading the latest in The Wall Street Journal’s excellent What They Know series (further post to come on that front), and pondering online advertising. Companies are doing their darnedest to figure out who we are and what we want so they can serve us relevant ads that might relate to a real need (or strong wish), and lead to a...
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Sinofsky on IE9, Windows Live, and more (Q&A)   SAN FRANCISCO--Although he wasn't on stage for the launch of the Internet Explorer 9 beta yesterday, Windows unit president Steven Sinofsky was paying close attention to the product's release and to initial public reaction.   It's a sign of just how important the browser has become to the overall success of Windows. By any measure--and...
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Google closes 10 holes in Chrome 6     Google's update to Chrome 6.0.472.59 for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux fixes a total of 10 vulnerabilities, six of which the developers rate as "high" priority, and one as "critical". The stable & beta channel versions should automatically install the new update in the background.   The critical hole apparently only affects the Mac version; further...
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Security firm warns of commercial, on-demand DDoS botnet   IMDDOS, which is mainly based in China, has grown to become one of the largest active botnets, Damballa says   The security firm Damballa is warning of a large and fast growing botnet created specifically to deliver distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on demand for anyone willing to pay for the service.   The IMDDOS botnet...