OpenDNS has released a 'technology preview' of a new security tool known as DNSCrypt. DNSCrypt encrypts all DNS data between you and your internet service provider (ISP) or DNS provider, like OpenDNS, preventing illegal traffic "snooping, tampering, or even hijacking".
For all the millions companies spend each year protecting their IT infrastructure from hackers, viruses, and other forms of malware, many forget that their social media accounts could be their weak link. So what can companies do to protect themselves, their staff, and their customers, against social media threats?
The Apple iPhone and iPad with 3G connectivity constantly record and store location data to a file on the user’s device according to security researchers Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan. The two uncovered the existence of a “secret” file on iOS devices complete with legacy location data and will present their findings later today at Where 2.0 in San Francisco.
Microsoft is finishing rolling out its latest update to its Internet Explorer browser to millions of Windows Vista and 7 users this weekend. Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate has been issued in February’s automatic security download for Windows machines running the two latest versions of the company’s operating system, Vista and 7.
Facebook has announced a series of punitive measures against developers who leaked user ids. In a hard hitting blog post Facbook programmer Mike Vernal attacked applications that shared/leaked Facebook users' ids while also defending the social network's privacy policies.
From accusations that it has outed gay users to poor security that allowed apps to leak user information to advertising agencies the Facebook has not had a good week. But in between these claims and accusations Facebook's users have genuine concerns for their privacy.