May 29, 2017
About Doug Caverly
Doug is a staff writer for SecurityProNews, InternetFinancialNews, SearchNewz, and WebProNews.

German Court Mandates Wi-Fi Lockdown

May 14, 2010 Doug Caverly

German citizens who use wireless Internet connections will need to secure them from now on or face a penalty. The Federal Court of Justice (which is effectively Germany’s Supreme Court) has decided that people who fail to secure their connections should face fines of up to around $125. […]

Facebook Becomes A Favorite Target Of Phishers

May 13, 2010 Doug Caverly

Due to widespread concerns about its thoughts on users’ privacy, Facebook has been under all sorts of fire lately, facing criticism from U.S. senators, European data protection authorities, and many tech experts. Now, yet another problem’s cropped up, as Facebook’s been called a top target of phishers. […]

Sophos Assuages Fears Over Khobe Threat

May 12, 2010 Doug Caverly

Straight from Sophos, there’s good news regarding a security threat called Khobe: simply put, it isn’t much of a menace at all. Headlines comparing it to an 8.0 earthquake or claiming that standard security measures are useless have little to no bearing on the reality of the situation. […]

Flaw Found With Facebook Instant Personalization Service

May 11, 2010 Doug Caverly

It may once again be time to go over your Facebook profile and make sure nothing too personal is written there. In addition to untrustworthy acquaintances and outright scammers, users now apparently have to worry about security holes introduced by the new “instant personalization” program. […]

Twitter Follow Bug Temporarily Hobbles Site

May 10, 2010 Doug Caverly

Mischief-makers had more than a little fun at Twitter’s expense today. The discovery of a bug that let users manipulate which accounts followed them led to all sorts of hijinks, and Twitter eventually had to reset everyone’s following/followers lists in order to fix the problem and undo all the damage. […]

Symantec Makes Two Acquisitions

April 30, 2010 Doug Caverly

In exchange for a good deal less than $400 million, Symantec is becoming a bigger, better security company. Symantec announced yesterday that it has acquired GuardianEdge and PGP Corporation for about $70 million and $300 million, respectively. […]

China Drops Off “Dirty Dozen” Spam List

April 29, 2010 Doug Caverly

With stories concerning the cyberattacks on Google and other companies still popping up on a regular basis, this may come as something of a surprise – or even seem wrong – but new data from Sophos indicates that China isn’t a huge source of spam. Indeed, China’s name didn’t even appear on a new list of the top twelve spam-relaying countries. […]

Scareware Becoming A Bigger Threat

April 28, 2010 Doug Caverly

Most people have been there: your antivirus software alerts you to a problem, you say something unprintable, and then you click whatever button offers the best chance of resolving the matter. The problem is, fake antivirus programs are becoming more common and trickier. […]

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