The Sophos “Naked Security” blog is a pretty good resource for staying in touch with social media issues, which is why I often cite it on this blog. (As you’d expect with bloggers like Graham, Paul and Chet, it’s good for lots of other stuff too, of course, but I tend to focus on hoaxes, scams and social media here.)
There’ve been a couple of articles in the last day or two that I’ve particularly liked, though.
- Graham graciously assumes that there’s more than cynical PR to the present spate of spam and scams related to unclothed celebrities in How to avoid having naked photos stolen by hackers
- Then he offers some good advice on coping with Internet trolls, though he doesn’t mention my favourite strategy (hiring a Billy Goat Gruff)
- Carole Theriault offers some equally good advice in Fake FBI Anonymous psychological profile: a lesson to all internet users. I can’t pretend to put much faith in Anonymous or the media in general as an information resource at the best of times, personally.
Of course, you could just sign up for their daily newsletter, which lists their blogs for the past 24 hours or so.
By the way, though I don’t do a daily newsletter, I do list all my blogs and media coverage on a fairly regular basis at The Geek Peninsula.
David Harley CITP FBCS CISSP
Small Blue-Green World/AVIEN
ESET Senior Research Fellow