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Celebrity Nude Photos Trouble Rising Up

There are continuing stories repeatedly of nude photos being stolen from celebrities through hacks and other leaks across the internet. What the problem is, it reveals immorality maybe, but also violates the privacy of the celebrity.

It’s none of anyone’s business but the celebrity itself, on why they decided to post nude photos on the insecure internet. Whether you believe it or not, celebrities reveal way too much personal data too, except in different ways.

Of course, you’ll rarely get to access a celebrity’s Facebook account, or friend them. Now, seeing a Twitter account of a celebrity is probably more likely, but it’s probably not a personal account.

Personal social networking accounts for celebrities are unlikely to be public, and unlikely to be noticed, also! So, at least they know how to handle themselves in social networking. After all, it could cost them their job, for involvement in social networking.

Back on topic…Let’s example Scarlett Johansson’s situation, where Christopher Chaney was held guilty for hacking/leaking the nude photos of this celebrity. Even the same hacker got Mila Kunis’s photos as well.

Now, according to media reports, prosecutors have filed documents at the US District Court in California, calling for 35-year-old Chaney to spend 71 months in prison, and pay over $150,000 in restitution.

To avoid this situation, celebrities listen up: secure your email account with a better password!! End-of-story.




Mobile Location Tracking Featured Removed from Facebook

Facebook launched a new feature this past Sunday, which was a location tracking feature that allowed users to see which of their friends were nearby. This feature has been quickly removed, after quick evaluation. The executive team at Facebook seems to not have their head on straight, or maybe the risk platform is too high right now, but it’s time to get the act together in thinking about the security and privacy of every human user of Facebook.

The feature, like all other strange features, turned itself on by default. Which means anyone and everyone would be vulnerable. This type of feature can easily broaden the range of stalkers and make it easier for people to track your location.

As if FourSquare or Facebook Places wasn’t bad enough, this feature grinds many gears in the security world. Why release privacy-violating features, when you know it’s possible they will be removed.

Or let’s see it in Facebook’s eyes: “We’re always testing new features”. IS THAT THE KEY TO YOUR BUSINESS PLAN? For what it’s worth, Facebook, there are a lot better ways to stretch your business without hurting the privacy of others. WHY does every new feature have to do with privacy? Hello! The target of social networking is to bring people closer mentally/emotionally (already connected public friends), but not physically closer.

It’s time to think, Facebook! This may seem like a good idea for some, but for security researchers and others: pure privacy torture!

Eventful Summer Heating Up for Computer Security

Whether it’s the Olympics possible terrorism, or the cyberwar heating up, an eventful Summer for computer security is on the way!

Some of the biggest computer security issues in the coming weeks of the Summer include (no specific order):

  1. Olympic games, possible terrorism involvement. Also, look out for scammy/spammy emails, including different issues – such as: Watch Olympic results online now, or even Win Free Tickets to the Olympics. Websites that allow broadcasting for the Olympics are going to be highly targeted. Look out for issues, especially when a lot of people from a lot of different countries want to check it they’re team won.
  2. Your Summer Vacation, may be the time where you lose your smartphone or laptop or tablet, etc. Be careful not to take too many gadgets…after all, the more you have with you, the more you have to keep track. If you’re commonly irresponsible or less careful, then try to take only one-to-two devices at maximum. Also, don’t be announcing to Twitter, Facebook, FourSquare, etc. that you are leaving your home for a while. This produces a great home security risk, mainly for people whom know where you live.
  3. Politics and cybercrime don’t mix well! Expect trouble in your inbox, pasted all over advertising, etc. about the upcoming Presidential Election. Don’t click on ads in different websites, or in spam emails about politics. It’s a bunch of propaganda, FUD, and mindless brainwashing…that’s just half. The other half: malware of course! 😀
  4. Black Hat & DefCon conferences are this Summer. Expect no less than a wild ride for vulnerabilities, strange new malware, and lots of fancy code to look at. But seriously, don’t fall for vulnerabilities. Keep your computer secure by following the ad below. It’s an ad you SHOULD click on!

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