phishing

Governo dos EUA inicia programa piloto de identificação universal na internet

O governo dos EUA começará a testar uma identificação online universal para seus cidadãos. A ideia é que eles consigam entrar em diversos sites com o mesmo login, mas isso obviamente traz algumas preocupações em relação à privacidade.

Brasil

Seven tips for safer online shopping

Doing your holiday shopping online is generally preferable to braving the season's frantic mall crowds, slow moving checkout lines and tiresome holiday background music. But don't get too relaxed. There are still some security precautions everyone should take before sharing payment information online.
U.S.

Twitter Password Resets Linked to Torrent Sites

Twitter has explained in greater detail the reason behind its decision to reset the passwords for some of its users on Tuesday after an external phishing attack. It turns out the problem, which Twitter first described as a "combination of multiple bad acts," was part of a scam that may have exposed Twitter users who also visit torrent sites requiring login credentials. The incident also highlights, once again, that developing good password management habits is a crucial part of keeping your online identity secure.
International

Twitter Password Resets Linked to Torrent Sites

Twitter has explained in greater detail the reason behind its decision to reset the passwords for some of its users on Tuesday after an external phishing attack. It turns out the problem, which Twitter first described as a "combination of multiple bad acts," was part of a scam that may have exposed Twitter users who also visit torrent sites requiring login credentials. The incident also highlights, once again, that developing good password management habits is a crucial part of keeping your online identity secure.
U.S.

Hosting services under attack

A new phishing attack is targeting webmasters in an attempt to gain access to site credentials.

According to security firm Trusteer, the attack targets cPanel, a popular management tool for web hosts.

The attackers have sent out emails claiming to originate from the hosting firms.

The emails tell the user that due to maintenance activities all FTP credentials must be updated. The message contains a link to a phishing site which asks for log-in information.

International

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