Facebook Glitch Allowed Access to Private Photos
Mark Zuckerberg himself was among victims and you might be one too
‘A flaw in Facebook allows users to access private photos that are hidden from view, through no less than the social network’s own image reporting tool.
‘Update: Facebook acknowledges the flaw, and fixes the bug…’
Is Carrier IQ’s Data-Logging Phone Software Helpful or a Hacker’s Goldmine?
SciAm’s view of the raging issue
CNET Caught Again
Another security brouhaha
‘The problem is to be found on download.com, the well-known file repository operated by technology media company CNET.
‘CNET offers you a free download of Nmap, but not from Fyodor’s own site. Instead, CNET has wrapped the Nmap installer with a program of its own. On your way to the Nmap download, you’re rather pushily offered the Babylon Toolbar first. (At least, it’s the Babylon Toolbar at the moment. The foistware chosen by CNET and apparently endorsed by Nmap could be changed at any time.)
‘You can decline to install the toolbar, but the layout and the logical progression of CNET’s wrapper software makes it all-too-easy to accept Babylon’s software by default…’
One of the best apps that’s little-known. What makes CodySafe great is that it’s both a productivity and safety app
CodySafe is simply the best Portable Applications menu offered for free. This software tool turns your USB portable drive to a computer-on-stick.
Carry your computer programs with you, manage your Portable Applications, launch them on any PC, and leave no footprint behind. Manage your documents, multimedia files and pictures on your removable media. Detect and prevent virus infection with ViruSense and keep drive healthy with Drive Doctor. The drive space gauge will inform on the free-used space ratio and advanced Applications Manager offers you the most convenient way to add, manage and remove portable applications, write pre-and post-run scripts, etc
These and many other useful features make this software product exceptional, stylish and trendy.
It is worth mentioning that it was designed using cutting-edge technologies offering the best experience running under Windows 7.
Simply download CodySafe, install it on your portable drive and get the sense of real portability.
Useless Windows UAC
I wasn’t convinced by techies that the User Account Control is useless until I had to disable it to run XAMPP.