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Social Media 201

Social Media 201Starting October 13Social Media 201 picks up where Social Media 101 left off, to provide you with hands-on instruction for gaining likes, followers, retweets, favorites, pins, and engagement. Social media experts will teach you how to make social media marketing work for your bottom line and achieving your business goals. Register now!

Tech Company Hack Facts and Fictions

social media, social networks, internet security, hacks, hackers

Few facts, but many assumptions, have emerged since Facebook revealed on Friday that it had been hacked. SocialTimes asked Facebook for further details, but was pointed to the same blog post we’d already reported on. So we’ve scoured the news reports to see what’s in them. Sadly the facts are few: Both Facebook and Apple claim staff laptops were infected by visiting a site on mobile development. The malware argeted Java plug-ins running in the browser.

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How To Avoid Scammers on Black Friday and Cyber Monday [Infographic]


With all the credit card charges during the holiday season, it signals the time of year when consumers are once again at the highest risk of becoming victim to hackers and scammers. Their schemes have been known to trick even the most seasoned online consumers. Black Friday and Cyber Monday Attacks infographic advises web merchants and consumers on how to avoid falling prey to hackers and scammers.

Black Friday Cyber Monday Hacks and Scams

Infographic by Veracode Application Security

10 Videos Every Kinect Fan Should See

Kinect Light Saber

If Kinect for Xbox 360 isn’t on your holiday wish list it just may be after seeing these awesome videos. Xbox’s new controller-free gaming experience not only looks cool on its own, but since its launch it has inspired a major hackathon, with computer geniuses making the Kinect do all sorts of amazing things, from controlling old school Nintendo games to recognizing objects and more. If you are already a fan of Kinect these videos are a must see, and if you aren’t, these videos are sure to make you go crazy for Kinect.
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