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Facebook Privacy Settings-Why is it important?-How to set your facebook privacy settings.

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Why its important to know your facebook privacy settings:

Facebook is a great social medium which allows you to share information with friends & family. However if you have not set your privacy settings correctly facebook can and will share your information with third parties & people can view much of your profile information before they request to be added. As of next year Google is incorporating far more of facebooks information, already you can be googled and you facebook profile will be one of the top listings. Next year there will be an additional feature allowing searches for people.
How to set your facebook privacy settings:

In the top right hand corner of your facebook profile click on account to see a drop-down menu, and click privacy settings as pictured below:

Facebook Privacy Settings

Click link below to learn how to set your facebook privacy:

How to set my facebook privacy settings

Federal Police Warning!!!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008

PLEASE INFORM EVERYONE

PLEASE FORWARD THIS WARNING AMONG FRIENDS, FAMILY AND CONTACTS:

You should be alert during the next days:
Do not open any message with an attached filed called

‘Invitation’ regardless of who sent it.

It is a virus that opens an Olympic Torch which ‘burns’ the whole hard disc C of your computer.

This virus will be received from someone who has your e-mail address in his/her contact list,
That is why you should send this e-mail to all your contacts.

It is better to receive this message 25 times than to receive the virus and open it.

If you receive a mail called ‘invitation’, though sent by a friend, do not open it and shut down your computer immediately.

This is the worst virus announced by CNN, it has been classified by Microsoft as the most
destructive virus ever.

This virus was discovered by McAfee yesterday, and there is no repair yet for this kind of virus.

This virus simply destroys the Zero Sector of the Hard Disc, where the vital information is kept.

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Mozilla Firefox users urged to upgrade

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Mozilla users urged to upgrade

Tom Espiner, ZDNet UK

20 April 2006 07:58 AM

Users have been urged to upgrade to the latest versions of Mozilla’s software to protect themselves from a series of critical security holes.

The US Computer Emergency Readiness Team warned on Monday that earlier versions of Firefox, and other Mozilla software based on Firefox code, contain a clutch of vulnerabilities that expose users to attack.

The Mozilla Foundation released a new version of Firefox last week, version 1.5.0.2, which it said contained fixes for several security flaws.

According to security firm Secunia, there are a total of 21 flaws in the older versions of Firefox, such as Firefox 1.5, some of which it described as “highly critical.”

US-CERT advises people who use Mozilla’s e-mail software, Thunderbird, and the Internet application suite Seamonkey to also upgrade to the latest versions (Thunderbird 1.5 and Seamonkey 1.0.1). US-CERT warned that any other products based on older Mozilla components, particularly the Gecko rendering engine, may also be affected.

Firefox has traditionally been seen as being more secure than other Web browsers such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. This is thought to be the first time that multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Firefox and the Mozilla suite.

Secunia warned that hackers could exploit the security holes to gain control of computer systems, conduct phishing attacks and bypass security restrictions.

One error that occurs in Firefox would allow arbitrary JavaScript code to be injected into Web pages as they load.

The vulnerabilities were discovered by Mozilla researchers, including Bernd Mielke, Alden D’Souza and Martijn Wargers, as well as by 3Com researchers working on the TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative.

This initiative encourages “responsible disclosure of vulnerabilities” to vendors, to give them time to put out patches before holes are disclosed to the public. TippingPoint started to disclose the holes to Mozilla from December last year.

Tom Espiner of ZDNet UK reported from London. For more coverage from ZDNet UK Click here