Posts by Jeff Orloff

About Jeff Orloff

Jeff Orloff is a freelance technology writer and consultant with Sequoia Media, Inc. (http://www.sequoiamediaservices.com). When he is not in front of a computer, he can be found coaching little league baseball. You can find Jeff on Twitter: @jeorl.

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When It Hits the Fan – Dealing With Online Reputation Disasters

Shocked Online

Stunning design doesn’t make the web go ‘round anymore. Ever since robust web applications made it possible for anyone with a keyboard and ten bucks a month to have a voice, content has reigned as king of the web. There is no question that a well-designed content strategy can have a huge impact on a […]

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Adobe Needs To Fix Its Hacker Vulnerabilities To Stay On Top

First they crash your system, then they take control. This is exactly how attackers are able to exploit yet another vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player and Acrobat Reader. These vulnerabilities can be found specifically in Flash Player 10.0.45.2 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Solaris operating systems and the authplay.dll component of Adobe Reader […]

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Rootkit Developed For Upcoming Hacking Conference Shows Android’s Weakness

Norton’s Smartphone Security couldn’t have been released at a better time. Recently Trustwave,  a Chicago based data security company, released information about a rootkit program they have written for Android phones that proves smartphones are not immune to malicious software. Although the rootkit will be presented in greater detail at the upcoming Defcon hacking conference […]

Apple Drops The Ball, Norton Comes Up With An iPhone Solution

Reading over the Apple discussion forums I came across a post from a concerned iPhone user whose phone was mimicking actions that resembled malware infections they had seen on different PCs running Windows and were symptomatic “of 3 well documented viruses/worms on unlocked iPhones”. The response to these concerns were somewhat depressing, albeit common when […]

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A Recap of Facebook Privacy Changes and What the Latest Chapter Teaches Us

Facebook’s privacy gaffes have created a great deal of fodder for news sites and blogs over the past few years, but being called out on a constant basis seemed to have little impact on the way they handle their users’ private data. The timeline below shows the evolution of Facebook’s privacy policies over the past […]

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Dasient Proclaims Its Technology As Malvertising Cure

Back in April, I wrote a piece about Yahoo’s RightMedia Manager being the number one distributor of malvertising. Despite the attention malvertising gained from delivering malicious ads on large web sites like The New York Times, TechCrunch, Gizmodo, WhitePages.com, and the Drudge Report this type of cyber criminal activity still permeates the Internet. How Malvertising […]

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Is Facebook Or Google The Lesser Of Two Evils?

Google made recent headlines when they announced that while cruising around different neighborhoods to collect photographs for Street View, they had inadvertently collected private information from various Wi-Fi networks that were unencrypted. Like their previous step into hot water with privacy advocates when they published a bit too much Buzz information, Google was quick to […]

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Facebook Acts Like Users No Longer Care About Privacy

For some reason, Facebook can’t seem to keep out of the news when it comes to privacy issues. Unlike recent issues, the latest event comes from a software glitch rather than a poor policy choice. This month, capping a long string of recent security and privacy blunders, Facebook allowed users to see the private chats […]

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No About Face for Privacy

Facebook has taken quite a bit of heat over privacy concerns lately. Back in November of 2009 it was found that a Flash vulnerability could allow an attacker to steal all of a user’s personal information. Before that, users protested en masse to the Terms of Use change that allowed the social networking site to […]

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Publisher Beware is Lesson From Right Media’s Malvertising Incident

Recently, Avast Anti-Virus released a report claiming that Yahoo’s Right Media YieldManager is the leading distributor of “malvertising”. Malvertising being malware that exploits holes in the web  applications that are used to deliver web ads from the big ad delivery platforms. Yahoo! is not alone, malware was also found to be served by Fox Audience […]