Friday, February 1st: Twitter announced it was hacked. The post (Keeping our users secure) by Bob Lord, Director of Information Security, was sparse on details but recommended disabling Java’s browser plugin.
And according to Lord, the attackers “were extremely sophisticated, and we believe other companies and organizations have also been recently similarly attacked.”
Friday, February 15th: Facebook announced it was hacked. According to the Security Team’s note (Protecting People On Facebook), a handful of employees visited a compromised website hosting a Java “exploit which then allowed malware to be installed on these employee laptops.” Continue reading →
Many of us might have authorized permissions for various free apps to access our private information in our online accounts, such as in Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Yahoo, LinkedIn, DropBox, Instagram, Flickr, etc. As matter as fact, it has become common that not all those apps were useful. However, we just left them there, keep being authorized to get our private data as much as they want 😀
Wanna recheck and clean those permission? Try visiting mypermissions.org. They have provided useful links for you.
A sudden notification came, a little shocking, but reasonable:
We regret to inform you that Blogsome is going to be closing down permanently. We’ve enjoyed hosting your blogs, but all good things must come to an end. After the 7th December the admin interface of your blog may no longer be accessible and the blog content may be removed.