Archive for April, 2016

Business email scams steal $2.3 billion via rogue wire transfers

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Over the past two and a half years, cybercriminals have managed to steal over $2.3 billion from thousands of companies worldwide by using little more than carefully crafted scam emails. Known as business email compromise (BEC), CEO fraud or whaling,…

Search in Pics: Googler in trunk mask, cafe menu in HTML & Cardboard business cards

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In this week’s Search In Pictures, here are the latest images culled from the web, showing what people eat at the search engine companies, how they play, who they meet, where they speak, what toys they have and more. Google…

Visual analysis of AdWords data: a primer

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Columnist David Fothergill shows how data visualization can unlock insights about AdWords performance you may not have gleaned otherwise. The post Visual analysis of AdWords data: a primer appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for…

Adobe fixes 24 vulnerabilities in Flash Player, including an actively exploited one

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Adobe Systems released a security update for Flash Player to fix 24 critical vulnerabilities, including one that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with ransomware over the past week. The company advised users Thursday to upgrade to the newly…

White House won't support encryption unlocking legislation

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President Barack Obama’s administration won’t support legislation to force device makers to help law enforcement agencies defeat encryption, according to a news report. Two senior members of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been floating draft legislation to require device makers…

Sloppy patching, insecure plugins made Panama Papers leak possible

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Time and time again, data-breach headlines illustrate the cost of ignoring basic security. Regularly updating software is Security 101, especially if the application in question is public-facing or accessible over the Internet. For content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal,…

RubyGems.org warns developers to verify gems for file tampering

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Another day, another reminder to be careful about installing software downloaded from the Internet: This time, the warning is for the Ruby community. The team behind RubyGems.org closed two security flaws on its website that could be exploited by an…

5 ways your ISP is screwing you

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Let’s start with a disclaimer: There are in fact many more than five reasons for hating your cable company. Experiences vary — or, as Tolstoy would probably say if he were writing today, “unhappy ISP customers are each unhappy in…

SearchCap: Google mobile-friendly warning, Bing HackerRank & more

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. The post SearchCap: Google mobile-friendly warning, Bing HackerRank & more appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine…

Microsoft partners with HackerRank to deliver executable code in Bing search

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Bing’s group engineering manager for UX features and shared tools calls the new feature a Rosetta-stone model for programming languages. The post Microsoft partners with HackerRank to deliver executable code in Bing search appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please…