Highlights of the latest news,
laws, products and potential risks,
research, predatory methods and more
Here you'll find highlights of the latest articles on Internet safety worth reading——laws, products (and potential risks), research, predatory methods, and so on—along with my take on what's important in these stories.
If you see something in the news you think I should know about, send it to AskLinda@look-both-ways.com . (Don’t forget to send a link to the source article.)
Linda Criddle Given Outstanding Achievement Award by Family Institute in Online Safety WASHINGTON, D.C. – Linda Criddle, founder of LOOKBOTHWAYS , Inc. , an online safety consulting, education, and software company, was honored last night by the Family
Virus Attacks Facebook Users Summary: A new virus is winding its way through Facebook, and McAfee security experts warn, "The situation is likely to get worse before it gets better." The ‘Koobeface’ virus crawls the address books of already infected users
E-billing Company CheckFree Hacked Summary CheckFree , the nations largest e-billing system, was hacked last week. The hackers were able to redirect visitors to a fake customer login site in the Ukraine that tried installing password-stealing software.
Obama Speechwriter Posts Photos on Facebook … Groping a Clinton Cutout Summary: Future White House director of speechwriting, Jon Favreau (27), appeared in compromising photos on Facebook Friday dancing with, and groping, a cardboard cutout of future
Thieves Winning Online War, May Be Using Your PC M alicious software is spreading through computers faster than ever before. Microsoft has measured a 43 percent jump in malware removed from Windows computers in just the last six months, and SRI International
Craigslist Ads Lead to Armed Robberies Summary : An online ad on Craigslist offering an iPhone for $300 (about $100 less than in-store pricing), lured three separate buyers to meet the supposed ‘seller’ where instead of getting a phone they were robbed
TheOnlineMom’s Shopping Guide for Tech Toys Scratching your head over which tech gadgets and toys are right for your child/tween/teen this holiday season? TheOnlineMom has just published a timely list to help parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles,