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It is time to talk about passwords again. They are like the seatbelts of the security world. There are many more exciting security tools but few are as important to keeping you safe from the risks you encounter day to day.

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If you care at all about security and privacy, a recent security analysis of the D-Link DWR-932 B LTE router will make your head explode. Researcher Pierre Kim found an amazing set of security vulnerabilities that should embarrass a first year developer.

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Courthouse News Service reports that a virginia judge has ruled Facebook “Likes” are not protected speech. The case was related to employees of the Hampton VA sheriff’s office who “Liked” the current sheriff’s opponent in the last election. After he was re-elected, he fired many of the people who had supported his opponent. The judge ruled […]

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The NYTimes.com reports that Kapil Sibal, the acting telecommunications minister for India is pushing Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and Facebook to more actively and effectively screen their content for disparaging, inflammatory and defamatory content. Specifically Mr. Sibal is telling these companies that automated screening is insufficient and that they should have humans read and approve allmessages […]

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Thanks to a PrivacyBlog reader for pointing me to this article: Blackhat SEO – Esrun » Youtube privacy failure It looks like it is easy to find thumbnail images from YouTube videos that have been marked private. If you have any such videos, go back and check that you are comfortable with the information in the […]

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Vendor of Stolen Bank Cards Hacked — Krebs on Security Brian Krebs has an interesting blog post on how all of the credit card information was stolen by a hacker from a website that sells stolen credit cards. This is in the “don’t know whether to laugh or cry” department.

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Publicly accessible Wi-Fi geolocation databases enable tracking of individual laptops and cell phones.

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