"Security Issues" Posts

Facebook Launches Three Suits Against Affiliate Marketing Scams

On October 19, 2010, Facebook filed three separate lawsuits all involving use of the Facebook platform to engage in what Facebook considered fraudulent activates which were monetized through CPA networks.  The lawsuits named Steven Richter, Jason Swan and …

RFID Hooks Up With Social Media

There was a time when RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags were regarded as nothing more than a way for retailers to control their inventory. Now marketers are seeing the potential for a whole different application of this technology… so much …

Make Room: Social Media Invading Home Controller Markets

Social media has woven itself firmly into the fabric of our lives – and it’s about to become part of home control systems.

Home control systems are designed to manage such functions as lights, alarms, appliances, and thermostats. They have …

Will “Paying” Consumers For Their Data Head Off Privacy Worries?

Online privacy concerns may continue to mount in the U.S. and Europe, but some marketers think they have the solution: “Pay” consumers for their personal data with an item of perceived value.

It’s a simple idea that’s as basic as …

Apple Drops The Ball, Norton Comes Up With An iPhone Solution

Reading over the Apple discussion forums I came across a post from a concerned iPhone user whose phone was mimicking actions that resembled malware infections they had seen on different PCs running Windows and were symptomatic “of 3 well documented …

Dasient Proclaims Its Technology As Malvertising Cure

Back in April, I wrote a piece about Yahoo’s RightMedia Manager being the number one distributor of malvertising. Despite the attention malvertising gained from delivering malicious ads on large web sites like The New York Times, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, WhitePages.com, and …

Is Facebook Or Google The Lesser Of Two Evils?

Google made recent headlines when they announced that while cruising around different neighborhoods to collect photographs for Street View, they had inadvertently collected private information from various Wi-Fi networks that were unencrypted. Like their previous step into hot water with …

The Power Of Social Media Networks In Adware Distribution

Security companies have been talking about social engineering in the distribution of adware, malware and spyware for years now. In the early days of social engineering discussions, the mechanism for tricking end users into installing potentially unwanted software focused on …

Charney’s Quarantines Can’t Hold Back The Flood Of Malware

While speaking at the RSA conference earlier this month, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President for Trustworthy Computing Scott Charney came up with an interesting solution to the malware problem. Using the health care system as a foundation, Charney proposed that infected …

User Awarness Key to Privacy with Location Apps

Television advertising is often seen as a measure of mainstream acceptance online technology. It is clear that location based mobile applications have arrived after Foursquare’s  20 second commercial run on the Bravo network. Foursquare, an app where users share their …