McAfee predicts 2010 threats: Facebook, Twitter & Adobe targets

*+-Social-networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can expect more attention from cybercriminals in 2010, according to a new report (PDF) released Tuesday by McAfee Labs. Also at risk are users of Adobe Systems products including Acrobat Reader and Flash. And move over Microsoft; the security firm predicts that Google’s Chrome OS will “create another opportunity […]

Could you be responsible for the Twitter outage?

*+-by Larry Magid Of course you’re not personally responsible for bringing down Twitter, but if your computer isn’t equipped with up-to-date anti-malware software and the latest version of your operating system, you could unwittingly be part of the problem. Twitter has confirmed that its outage Thursday morning and subsequent intermittent problems were due to an […]

“Twitterview” of McCain not journalistic high-point

*+-ABC’s George Stephanopoulos is an excellent reporter and Senator John McCain has given some great interviews. But while yesterday’s “twitterview” may have been a watershed moment for Twitter, it was far from a high point for either journalism or politics.  After reading a transcript of the interview, I have to question whether the 140 character format […]