Blog Posts Tagged with "LinkedIn"


Behave Yourselves and Establish a Good Internet Presence

May 16, 2012 Added by:Marc Quibell

The point is that hiring managers will look you up online, and your 'Internet Presence' will be scrutinized, and even more so because these are most likely technical people and know where to look. It's time to grow up and stop being that anonymous troll...

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Fake LinkedIn Notifications Serving Up Malware

April 20, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Researchers are reporting bogus LinkedIn notifications that lead users to malware. The spoofed notifications look legitimate, sporting the LinkedIn logo and a format familiar to members of the business networking platform, making the operation difficult to detect...

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Social Media vs. Old School

April 11, 2012 Added by:Joel Harding

As I’ve stumbled through the discovery process of social media I have also uncovered a myriad of problems. I got a phone call from a great friend in the Pentagon warning me that someone was posing as a PSYOP senior and trying to make contacts through LinkedIn...

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Hackers Target Social Media for Social Engineering Attacks

March 22, 2012 Added by:Dan Dieterle

Hackers are getting much better at their craft, and people are making it very easy for them. A Social Engineer will use information gathered about a person, place or business in specially crafted attacks that play on people’s thoughts, beliefs or emotions...

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Spoofed LinkedIn Messages Serving BlackHole Exploit

March 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"Be advised that there are fake Linkedin invitation reminders in circulation sending users to a BlackHole exploit which attempts to drop Cridex onto the PC. Cridex is a rather nasty piece of work that does everything from target banks and social networking accounts..."

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Is LinkedIn Really Secure?

February 24, 2012 Added by:Brittany Lyons

LinkedIn has faced scams and viral attacks, and users have watched private information become public without their permission. Online vulnerability is a problem, and though LinkedIn has addressed issues in a punctual manner, this does not prevent new problems from arising...

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This Veterans Day - A Hackday for Heroes

November 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"It is a true honor to be personally involved with an initiative that gives back to our nation’s heroes. We are grateful for their service and look forward to helping them transition back into the workforce as we equip them with the tools and insights to manage their careers..."

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Researchers Find LinkedIn Spam Downloads Trojan

August 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"These password-stealing Trojans are programmed to insert themselves into the browser stack and can intercept login pages even before they are encrypted by HTTPS... code snippets ask for additional security questions or special passwords, information the password thieves want..."

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LinkedIn Ceases Using Member Profiles for Advertising

August 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

LinkedIn has pulled a one-eighty after receiving overwhelming criticism for using member profiles, images and activity in an advertising campaign. The brunt of the criticism was the decision to "opt-in" members for participation automatically without first getting their expressed permission...

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Sneaky LinkedIn is Using Member Profiles for Advertising

July 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"When LinkedIn members recommend people and services, follow companies, or take other actions, their name/photo may show up in related ads shown to you. Conversely, when you take these actions on LinkedIn, your name/photo may show up in related ads shown to LinkedIn members..."

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Curious Case of the FBI Deputy Attache on LinkedIn

June 22, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Is this a cut out account for someone looking to garner access to others with information they desire? This is the same type of action that Anna Chapman was undertaking with some of her compatriots for the SVR while living in the United States: Gathering intelligence via LinkedIn...

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LinkedIn SSL Leaves Accounts Vulnerable to Hijacking

May 23, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"There exists multiple vulnerabilities in LinkedIn in which it handles the cookies and transmits them over SSL. This vulnerability if exploited, can result in hijacking of user accounts, and/or modifying the user information without the consent of the profile owner..."

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LinkedIn Sued for Disclosing User IDs to Advertisers

March 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Referrer headers sent to the third parties contain a unique identifier that is associated with a cookie issued by LinkedIn. The suit maintains that this practice reveals sensitive information regarding the referring member's browsing habits and history...

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