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Skype's Twitter account compromised by Syrian Electronic Army

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Microsoft's Skype brand had its Twitter, Facebook and WordPress accounts hacked by a someone claiming to be the Syrian Electronic Army. The real question is, where was the two-factor?

How Twitter tracks the websites you visit, and how to stop it

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Last Thursday Twitter introduced promoted tweets (ads) targeted according to the websites you've visited. It seemed like a good time to explain how Twitter is doing it, how they've used a different technique to track the websites you visit for some time now, and how to turn it all off if you want to.

Computer Security Day, Forward secrecy, XP 0-day and YouTube spam - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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When is Computer Security Day? What can forward secrecy do for you? Can you believe there's an 0-day in XP?

Have some fun finding out the answers in this week's 60 Second Security!

SSCC 125 - Happy hour, forward secrecy, $300 extortions and LG unrepentant [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck dig into the good and bad of the week's news, from the amusing "Happy Hour Virus", through Twitter's implementation of forward secrecy, to LG's data-grabbing TVs and the company's unamusingly casual attitude...

Twitter joins the "forward secrecy" club for added resistance to surveillance

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Twitter is the latest high-traffic social networking site to announce that it has added an extra layer of protection known as "forward secrecy" to its web servers.

And the company didn't say "surveillance" or "NSA" once in its statement.

Twitter troll arrested for allegedly threatening US baseball team, execs and even their home field

Twitter troll arrested for allegedly threatening US baseball team, execs and even their home field

The New York Mets fan reportedly is being held in connection with tweeted threats that include sneaking into the clubhouse and putting bombs in everyone's cleats. If this is the work of a fan, who needs enemies?

Facebook and Twitter musings give employers a peek into our real selves, research finds

Facebook and Twitter musings give employers a peek into our real selves, research finds

It seemed like common sense to employers, but research shows that yes, actually, bad-mouthing and posting about a wild partying life does work against potential job candidates.

Twitter introducing new direct message options - to combat spam or invite more?

Twitter screws up, sends deluge of password-reset messages

Twitter appears to be rolling out new options to allow the reception of direct messages from users you don't follow and new restrictions on what types of links can be sent through direct messages. Is this a safety feature or does is it too restrictive?

Twitter button problem causes "torrent download" confusion - here's what happened

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A few Naked Security readers recently said, "When I read your articles, sometimes a torrent download window pops up. Is this dangerous? Should I be concerned?"

Fortunately, "No, and no." Paul Ducklin explains...

One Direction fan serves up puppy purée in Twitter hoax

Psycho Directioner serves up puppy purée in Twitter hoax

A One Direction Twitter troll played a puerile prank by threatening to purée her pets if the band didn't follow her on Twitter.

Monday review - the hot 17 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.

Twitter makes good on promise to make abuse reports easier and more obvious

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The combination of Twitter's short messages, high volumes and "always logged in" style of use makes abusive Tweets a real problem.

Now, thanks to a public pressure petition, it's easier to do something about it. Paul Ducklin shows you how...

Monday review - the hot 19 stories of the week

Monday review

Catch up with everything we've written in the last seven days with our handy roundup.

Facebook transparency, Apple bugs, SEA DDoSes itself - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Which country came top of Facebook's new "Government Requests" report aimed at outing the countries that fish for Facebook user data the most? (I bet you're thinking it's the USA - but it isn't.)

Watch this week's 60 Second Security and find out!

Syrian Electronic Army brings down Twitter and The New York Times through domain name provider hack

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The Syrian Electronic Army attacked an internet domain name provider today taking down for a short time the websites of The New York Times and Twitter for some users,

What's Wikileaks hiding in its 400GB of 'insurance' files?

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Last week Wikileaks released an enormous collection of mysterious 'insurance' data on to the web. The data was released in 3 sizeable torrent files alongside a message asking the people of earth to mirror the data far and wide. But what's in the files?

LivesOn says death is no excuse to stop tweeting

LivesOn says death is no excuse to stop tweeting

The service has algorithms that will splice and dice the tweets from your live self, learn as it goes along how to sound something like pre-mortem you, and then take over, one assumes, when the zombie apocalypse renders your fingers a bit spongy.

Wait, what? Twitter is a terrorist?

Twitter screws up, sends deluge of password-reset messages

Foreign Policy magazine ran an article this week that positions Twitter as a recruiter for Al-Qaeda. But isn't the magazine just shooting the messenger?

Monday review - the hot 21 stories of the week

Did you miss anything in the past week?

Here's a recap of the hot 21 stories of the past seven days, so you can catch up quickly!

Monday review - the hot 18 stories of the week

Monday review

Get yourself up to date with everything we've written in the last seven days - it's weekly roundup time.