Archive for October, 2012

Tips for protecting yourself from hackers

Monday, October 29th, 2012 has posted some tips for protecting yourself from being hacked.

The top tips are:

  • Do use strong passwords.
  • Don’t use the same password for everything.
  • Do make multiple back-ups of precious files.
  • Don’t use the same email address for everything.
  • Don’t use the one social service to log into everything.
  • Don’t choose easy-to-answer security questions.
  • Do enable two-factor authentication.

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Mozilla Firefox upgrade taken offline

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Firefox version 16, recently released by Mozilla, has been taken offline due to security concerns.

“Mozilla is aware of a security vulnerability in the current release version of Firefox (version 16)” said Michael Coates, Mozilla director of security.

Mozilla are recommending users downgrade until the issues have been resolved. The issue allows “a malicious site to potentially determine which websites users have visited.”

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