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Linked – 5 Ways for Non-Techies to Enhance Their Security

What about practical security for the non-techy? These five tips will help anyone, regardless of technical know-how, to protect themselves in a hostile online environment. Again, nothing many of you don’t already know, but if you find yourself needing to pass along some advice for the non-technical folks in your life, you could do worse….

Linked – LinkedIn Wants You to Embrace its Smart Endorsements
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Linked – LinkedIn Wants You to Embrace its Smart Endorsements

For its part, LinkedIn is revamping the feature by giving it added relevance. What this means is your endorsements will be highlighted based on the person viewing your profile. For example, viewers will see endorsements made by mutual connections, colleagues, and people who actually have some experience with that particular skill (like expert gum chewers, for…

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Linked – Today’s Brutal DDoS Attack Is the Beginning of a Bleak Future

“This sort of attack is deeply different than the headline-grabbing DDoS attacks of years past. In 2011, hacker collective Anonymous rose to fame with DDoS attacks that pale in comparison to today’s attack on Dyn. Instead of taking out an individual website for short periods of time, hackers were able to take down a major…

Linked – Child sex abuse org urges Web firms to sign up to “game-changing” hash list
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Linked – Child sex abuse org urges Web firms to sign up to “game-changing” hash list

IWF chief Susie Hargreaves said that the org’s analysts had always removed reported images. “But in the past it could be uploaded again, and again,” she said. “This was incredibly frustrating for us and dreadfully sad for those victims. Now our new technology allows us, and any company which uses the Image Hash List, to…

Linked – Aliza Licht Social Media Career Advice – How To Network On Social Media
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Linked – Aliza Licht Social Media Career Advice – How To Network On Social Media

“My first goal when I got to New York City? Figure out a way to get an internship at DKNY, of course. And you know what? I did. It was around that time when the anonymous DKNY PR Girl was revealed as Aliza Licht, Senior Vice President of Public Relations at Donna Karan. After we…

Linked – Cybersecurity Awareness Month tips for online security
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Linked – Cybersecurity Awareness Month tips for online security

It’s still Cybersecurity Awareness Month, so in today’s post I’m passing on a number of security recommendations for online activity, some that the FBI has been promoting for Internet safety. Never forget that any kind of business or work you do online — including email, shopping, social media sites, and surfing – warrants some level…