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Categories: Vulnerabilities

[img_assist|nid=7317|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=100|height=100]One of a pair of developers who created FireSheep, a Firefox browser plug-in that makes it easy to snoop on others’ social networking sessions, has written a blog post defending his creation, saying it has helped elevate discussion about security on the Web. 

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[img_assist|nid=7318|title=|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=100|height=100]A group of researchers from Purdue University has been awarded $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to help fund an ongoing project that’s investigating how well current techniques for anonymizing data are working and whether there’s a need for better methods.

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Categories: Web Security

Following an embarrassing expose in the Wall Street Journal, Facebook has tightened its controls over the ways in which applications that use the social networking platform can share unique user identity information (or UIDs). The company also banned several applications accused of improperly disclosing user data. 

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If, like most Americans, you’ve developed an attachment to your mobile phone that borders on the unnatural and have a hard time going 11 seconds without checking email or texts, you’d do well not to attend a talk by Zach Lanier and Mike Zusman anytime soon. The pair discussed a variety of weaknesses in several mobile platforms and showed off enough clever attacks in their talk at SecTor in Toronto last week to make the listener want to pull the SIM card from his phone, set it down and back quietly away.

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