This Gist was floating around the IRC Chats the other day and I though I would share.. To Help family and friends keep their machines un-infected and un-encumbered.
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The purpose of this “howto” is to document how browsing can be done in a privacy and security conscious manner. This information is compiled from a number of sources, which are referenced throughout the document, as well as my own experiences with the described technologies.
I welcome contributions and comments on the information contained. Please see the “How to Contribute” section for information on contributing your own knowledge.
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Taken from the ICS Diary
James brought this to my attention shortly after I checked in for my shift: http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html
There are a few more details here: http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/important-security-update-faq
Check out this Geek Howto on changing your battle.net password
Also Check out the Battle.net authenticator
I believe they also have an iPhone app for multi facet authentication.
Russian Company Buys ICQ: “An anonymous reader writes ‘AOL has sold ICQ to Digital Sky Technologies (DST), Russia’s largest Internet company, for US$187.5 million. DST’s offer was apparently more attractive than those of Russia’s ProfMedia and China’s Tencent. ICQ, originally released in 1996 and bought by AOL in 1998 for US$407 million, was one of the world’s first major instant messaging systems. Although largely forgotten in English-speaking countries, it remains widely popular in Central Europe, Russia, and Israel. Moscow News has additional coverage of the deal.Read more of this story at Slashdot.
German Government: Stop Using Internet Explorer:
In a statement issued today, the German Federal Office for Security in Information Technology (known as BSI) recommends that all Internet Explorer users switch to an alternative browser.
Please always be careful with email espeacially with Attachments. Remember HTML Email calls files and scripts from the web not the mail server..
the Sans Institued, Storm Center has issued a Warning about this very issue please give it a read.