Nerds Mail Protection

Regarding the last post, Daryl Siemens asked an excellent question: Would Nerds Mail Protection protect against such an attack. I thought the answer was worth sharing with all – it really depends upon how the attack is designed. That is why defending clients is so difficult. The answers are defense in depth (multi-layered defenses), defense in width (looking at every avenue of attack), and good old commons sense.

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A New Facebook Privacy Threat, and Remember to Lie on Those Security Questions

Facebook wants to give away your address and your cell phone number – through a new API. True, you can opt to keep this information private, but few Facebook users fully comprehend the implications of allowing access to this information and most just go with the default and agree to make the information accessible. I hate to be a FUD farmer or a paranoia planter, but there ARE folks out there with whom you would not share that information – particularly through and API which allows companies to gather information about thousands or millions of individuals with a few mouse clicks.

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