Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Security Predictions for 2012; 3 Warnings for Android Users; Tips to Stay Safe Anywhere; and More

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Predictions for 2012; 3 Warnings for Android; Tips to Stay
Safe Anywhere
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Predictions for 2012

Looking back at the headlines from this year, Security Watch
saw some pretty alarming developments. But what's to come
in 2012? Read our five major predictions.

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3 Warnings for Android

Android malware is expected to skyrocket once hackers
figure out how to cheaply replicate and monetize it.
Digital forensics firm viaForensics has created an
infographic showing the three most vulnerable points for
your device: the device itself, network, and data center.


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Tips to Stay Safe Anywhere

Whether you're using your own laptop at a coffee shop or
logging into an Internet kiosk, these are the tricks you can
use to protect yourself, your data, your privacy, and your
identity at home or away.

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Facebook Kept 1,222 Page File on Student

A 24-year-old Austrian law student asked Facebook to send
him all the personal data it had on him, which the company
must do according to European law. Facebook sent him 1,222
PDF pages that included deleted information and past GPS
coordinates.

http://enews.pcmag.com/u.d?2YGjnLMz8IyrT78EK_wo=160


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Review: Norman Antivirus

Getting antivirus software installed on infested test
systems often requires a lot of back-and-forth with tech
support. Norman is the only vendor I can recall that simply
gave up when malware prevented installation. Read our review
for more.

http://enews.pcmag.com/u.d?1YGjnLMz8IyrT78EK_wt=170


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Review: Spector Pro

Spector Pro monitors just about every event on a PC. To make
sure nothing is missed, it captures keystrokes and snaps
screenshots. However, it doesn't visibly do anything
previous editions didn't, and glitches forced me to suspend
testing several times.


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