Today is Safer Internet Day, aimed at helping youngsters to enjoy the internet without putting themselves at risk.
So here are our Top 10 Tips. Don't be a sheep and just follow the defaults - it's OK to be different, and to think for yourself before you make choices online!
Another Android code verification flaw revealed, and JAY Z takes the concept of "Magna Carta" to a whole new level.
Take a minute to look at this week's 60 Second Security video to learn more!
Another rash of account takeovers on the photo-sharing site Pinterest has spilled over onto Twitter and Facebook, as spammers take advantage of linked accounts.
Michael Dell's daughter has apparently been suspended from Twitter for blurting out too much about the family.
But what about your kids? Do they have their social networking behaviours under control? For that matter, do you?
Where would you go looking for a keyfree login system to get you online to your social networking accounts faster than ever? Ford Motor Corporation, of course.
But do apps of this sort really improve security?
Google is rolling out a new feature for Google Plus users that uses facial recognition to help tag photos. Will Google's opt-in policy ease privacy concerns?
Aussie-headquartered voicemail company Messages On Hold is no stranger to guerilla marketing campaigns.
But the company's latest effort at viral marketing is surely one of the most irresponsible yet: you're invited to 'frame' a friend for a crime.
The mystery of the black menu bar at the top of your Google searches this morning is solved.
Apparently, it's part of gearing up for Google's latest assault on the social networking scene.
A north-German teen, known as Thessa, was planning her 16th birthday party. She used Facebook to invite her pals. Unfortunately, Thessa's invite was sent not only to her connections, but to everyone as a public event. Within a few hours, a staggering *15000* Facebook users had RSVPed for the Friday night party at her parents' home.
Thousands of Facebook and Twitter users are joining a service which potentially exposes their accounts when they have no idea what it is they're signing up for.
In the light of Firesheep, is it time for websites and social networks to enable https for all aspects of their services?
Facebook's newly announced groups feature may not be the boon for privacy some have predicted. Although only a small percentage of Facebook's users are upgraded to the new features it would appear people are exploring the possibilities in a rather Read more…
Sophos Security Chet Chat episode 25 is now live in the Sophos podcast archive. Last week Michael Argast and I discussed this weeks social media news as well as Google's new adoption of OpenID with Yahoo! allowing federated login to Read more…
This week I attended the Usenix Annual Technical Conference in Boston. The first day of the conference I attended the 3rd annual Workshop On Social Networking. It was interesting spending the day with academics who have an entirely different perspective Read more…
Sally in the marketing department has put together a really handy package, which will help you educate your users about social networking threats. And the best news of all is that it's completely free! Tell us all about it Sally.. Read more…
Consider the following claims: 1. In the Privacy Settings interface in Facebook, there is a search facility to make it easy to find people and groups you wish to block. 2. A Facebook group called Automation Labs consists of people Read more…
As we roll into the holiday season and many of us are taking more time away from work to spend with our families, we inevitably geek out. We have more time to read blogs, play video games, and reach out Read more…