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Chris Crum is a staff writer for SecurityProNews and WebProNews.

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The Ins and Outs of Social Security Number Scams
The Ins and Outs of Social Security Number Scams
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 …
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Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows
Security Improvements on Chrome for Windows
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
Malware Attacks On Internet Explorer Increasing
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.
Confirmed: Yahoo Ads Were Spreading Malware To Users
Confirmed: Yahoo Ads Were Spreading Malware To Users
Yahoo confirmed that it was running advertisements that were spreading malware on some of its sites. While this is apparently in the past now, the company acknowledged and confirmed reports that this took place on Friday.
Yahoo Under Fire For ‘Reckless’ Email ‘Scheme’
Yahoo Under Fire For ‘Reckless’ Email ‘Scheme’
Yahoo continues to come under fire over its recycling of old email addresses and user IDs. Back in June, the company announced its plans to give old, inactive IDs to current users who wanted better email addresses.
Yahoo’s Email Address Plan Called ‘Trash’ By Security Expert
Yahoo’s Email Address Plan Called ‘Trash’ By Security Expert
Yahoo has raised a pretty good amount of concern regarding account security with a recently announced move to shut down inactive Yahoo IDs and email addresses and give them to other users that desire them.
Firewall Provider Stonesoft Set To Be Acquired By McAfee
Firewall Provider Stonesoft Set To Be Acquired By McAfee
Intel’s antivirus software company, McAfee, is acquiring Stonesoft. The company announced that it has executed a definitive agreement to initiate a conditional tender offer to do so.
Apple Takes Security Precautions In Light Of Honan Hacking
Apple Takes Security Precautions In Light Of Honan Hacking
One of this week's big tech stories has been the hacking of Wired reporter Mat Honan, who had his digital life "destroyed" by hackers, after they took over his Google account, his Twitter account, and his AppleID.
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Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks
Google Lets You Know When You’re Being Targeted By State-Sponsored Attacks
Google announced that will start showing new warnings when it believes users' accounts may be the target of state-sponsored attacks.
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Social Media Security Becoming a Bigger Issue
Social Media Security Becoming a Bigger Issue
Security concerns from social media are becoming a bigger issue as this form of interaction becomes more commonplace.
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