Blog Posts Tagged with "Facebook"

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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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Open, Closed, 1984 and the Evil Empire

March 22, 2012 Added by:Ben Kepes

I’m buoyed by the very existence of open API – technology that forces data interchange to become real. Sure there are ways vendors manipulate what should be open to achieve their aims, but the API is our equivalent of Excalibur – it has the ability to deliver us from evil...

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How Will Facebook’s IPO Impact Online Privacy?

February 02, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

The dramatic shift away from protecting confidential data is due to “the Facebook era.” While we’ve all met new friends and reconnected with family members, the reality is that thieves are out there devising innovative ways to steal our identities and confidential data...

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Facebook to Live Stream International Data Privacy Day Event

January 25, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Data Privacy Day is an international initiative that commemorates the signing of Convention 108, the first international treaty dealing with privacy, security and data protection, which recognizes the right to protection of personal information as a fundamental freedom...

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WOMMA Releases Social Media Marketing Privacy Guidelines

January 19, 2012 Added by:Headlines

WOMMA applauds the FTC's efforts at making transparency a key point. While it is not yet clear what effect these developments have had on the online marketing industry - we appreciate the agency's efforts to allow industry leaders to develop self-regulatory initiatives...

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Facebook Attacks Feed Affiliate Marketing Scams

January 04, 2012 Added by:Headlines

"After users first click on the scams, malware or malicious scripts are to blame for the further spread of slightly over half the analyzed scams, with those falling into three main categories: likejacking, rogue applications, and malware or self-XSS..."

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Windows Phone Denial of Service Attack Vulnerability

December 14, 2011 Added by:Dan Dieterle

"The attack is not device specific and appears to be an issue with the way the Windows Phone messaging hub handles messages. The bug is also triggered if a user sends a Facebook chat message or Windows Live Messenger message to a recipient..."

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How to Recover a Hacked Facebook Account

December 02, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

At least weekly some stressed out victim of a Facebook hack a.k.a “account takeover”, contacts me to help them get their account back in order. While I do have a connection or two at Facebook, the victim of the hack is in the best position to fix it themselves...

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What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

December 01, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

The basic concept is actually quite simple: Companies should include privacy concepts and controls into new products and services during their development stage rather than treating privacy as an afterthought or ignoring it altogether...

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Hacktivist Hypocrisy and First Amendment Rights

November 07, 2011 Added by:Jim Palazzolo

Interestingly enough hacktivist groups typically attempt to champion such things as things as privacy and freedom of speech, but seem to have no issue with denying other people the same freedoms. However, who are these individuals to decide who has the right to speak and who does not?

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Friends, Foes and Faceless Denizens – The Real Social Network

September 14, 2011 Added by:Steven Fox, CISSP, QSA

The successful compromises of physical security on my social engineering engagements have been enabled by information gleaned from Facebook / MySpace pages. In these cases, my research allowed me to influence employee behavior to circumvent logical and physical access controls...

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Twitter Accounts Found Spamming Malicious Links

September 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

A new spamming campaign has been observed by TrendMicro that is spreading a Worm on Twitter that will add registry entries to a target computer and enable automatic execution. It can then connect to Internet Relay Chat servers to execute remote instructions issued by the attacker...

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Is Social Media Eroding Our Privacy?

September 05, 2011 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

As we have become more and more absorbed in social media, when was the point that we stopped caring about our confidential information? When did we lose control of our privacy? Is the simple solution to blame Mark Zuckerberg? Or should we blame companies who want access to our data?

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Zeus Trojan Spreading via Facebook Friend Requests

August 24, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The malware is spreading by sending messages through Facebook notifications. When a user clicks the link to approve a "friend" request it opens a page that invites him to install the what is purported to be the latest version of Adobe Flash Player, but actually installs the malware...

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Facebook Releases User Security Guide

August 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The guide offers some fairly good advice and illustrative graphics on how to spot common scams and other mischief. It is written in simple enough terms that you, your kids, and your grandparents can all increase your Facebook security outlook a great deal in a matter of only a few minutes...

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Anonymous Threatens to "Destroy" Facebook

August 10, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Facebook is the opposite of the Antisec cause. You are not safe from them nor from any government. One day you will look back on this and realise what we have done here is right, you will thank the rulers of the internet, we are not harming you but saving you..."

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