Chrome and the multi-user computer.

Google Chrome installs on a “per user” basis.   That means the application installs to the user’s profile rather than on a system wide basis.   The user doesn’t need to have local administrator rights in order to perform the install.   That works great if you’re into corporate chaos, or you just don’t want to have to …

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Thanks for Nothing Google

Yesterday I wrote about the importance of using good passwords because people are trying to bruteforce your email and social networking accounts.  Today I logged into GMail and received a dire red letter message. “your email has been accessed from the United States.”     Upon reviewing the Gmail account activity log, I see access to …

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Facebook Google Indexing Tempest in a Teapot

Earlier today I started getting status updates from friends that read If you don’t know, as of today, Facebook will automatically index all your publicly available info on Google, which allows everyone to view it. To change this option, go to Settings –> Privacy Settings –> Search –> then UN-CLICK the box that says ‘Allow …

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A Little Respect Regarding Reblogging

I noticed this week that a site out there is using wp-o-matic to present my work as his own information security blog. Some people incorrectly think that a RSS feed is a permanent license to do whatever you want with content. Its not. While it doesn’t look like it, I do spend a lot of …

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VanMorrison.com Iframe

Saw a virus alert today. A user performed an AOL Search (that alone should be banned in our end user behavior policy) on “van morrison” (another termination offense). He/She clicked on a link for www.vanmorrison.com. The antivirus detected an iframe attack. Manually looking at www.vanmorrison.com’s source, I currently see a iframe loading ‘http://iqsp.ru:8080/index.php’. Perhaps someone …

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Evaluating HTTP Security Solutions

While trying to eval a HTTP security solution I’ve been trolling for viruses by browsing Google Top Trends. The vender advertizeing their zero day protection detects the virus even when virustotal has only one scanner detecting (and not one used by this vender). So they are showing off their zero day protection rather well. The …

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Google Trends

Todays Hot Trends based on top Google Results. 1. gmail down 2. gmail outage 3. gmail not working 4. people of walmart 5. gmail problems 6. gmail down september 1 2009 7. what s wrong with gmail 8. leah lust video 9. tropical storm erika 10. gmail server error Not a strong day for Google