Blog Posts Tagged with "Facebook"

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Are Hijacked Facebook Accounts Identity Theft?

August 08, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

An interesting Appellate Court opinion was recently issued that requires us to acknowledge the expanding realm of our own identity footprints and the need for evolving views of how we define identity theft. The case stemmed from a Juvenile Court case in Kings county California...

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Weaponizing Cyberpsychology and Subverting Cybervetting

August 01, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

In a talk to be shared for the first time at DEF CON 19, members from the UK based volunteer organization the OnlinePrivacyFoundation.org will share the results of their research on examining to what extent it is possible to determine someone’s personality through their Facebook activity...

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Oslo Bombing Facebook Scam Infects One Per Second

July 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Be cautious when clicking on breaking news trends and stories within search results related to the Oslo tragedy. Right now it seems to be infecting one user every second. The scam is a form of ‘clickjacking’ that replicates itself on users’ walls after they click on fake posts..."

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Facebook Scam: Casey Anthony Confession Video

July 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The operation lures Facebook users into distributing a link that professes to show an exclusive video of recently acquitted suspect Casey Anthony confessing her guilt in the mysterious death of her young daughter...

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Is Google+ Worth the Potential Risk to Your Privacy?

July 05, 2011 Added by:Keith Mendoza

I simply find it amusing that everyone is so desperate to get into Google+ that they are willing to give their email addresses to complete strangers on twitter and the many online forums out there. Has everyone suddenly forgotten about spam?

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Facebook's Project Spartan - Tempest in a Broken Teapot

June 24, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

While some analyses of the super-secret Project Spartan that Facebook is supposedly working on center around the Apple vs. Facebook apps war brewing - I think the focus is something else entirely. I think the focus, from a technology perspective, is HTMLv5...

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Disabling Facebook's Facial Recognition for Privacy

June 08, 2011 Added by:Headlines

What is truly annoying about Facebook's setup from a privacy perspective is that users have very little control over what other members post about them, particularly when it comes to photos and tagging, and the facial recognition feature further aggravates the situation...

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Five Reasons Why Your Workplace Blocks Facebook

June 07, 2011 Added by:Global Knowledge

Don’t you just love Facebook? Whether it’s adding new members to Mafia Wars, finding new busboys for Café World, or cyberstalking your ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend, Facebook has endless options to keep you entertained. If only you could logon at work, then your life would be complete...

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Cookiejacking Exploit Threatens Facebook Accounts

May 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The attack exploits a vulnerability in the IE security zones feature... By embedding a special iframe tag in a malicious website, an attacker can circumvent this cross zone interaction and cause the browser to expose cookies stored on the victim's computer..."

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Las Vegas Wants to be Your Friend on Facebook

May 23, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Sadly, as your privacy shrinks - or as you give more and more of it away - the possibility of that crazy night in "Sin City" will follow you not just to work on Monday, but maybe to the next time a hacker is trying to penetrate your applications attack surface...

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"Dislike" Button Latest Malware Scam on Facebook

May 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook does not offer a "Dislike" feature, nor does the social network offer the ability to see who has been viewing your member profile, the basis of another scam that has been placing fake messages on member's walls with a solicitation to follow a tainted link...

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Facebook Debuts Two-Factor Login Authentication

May 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The new authentication feature allows users the option of requiring that a one-time numeric authentication code be entered in addition to the standard username/password combination if the network detects a login attempt from a device that has not been previously saved by the user...

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Assange Claims Automated Intelligence Gathering on Facebook

May 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Facebook, Google, Yahoo – all these major US organizations have built-in interfaces for US intelligence. It’s not a matter of serving a subpoena. They have an interface that they have developed for US intelligence to use..."

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Hackers Go After Points, Credits, and Virtual Currency

April 25, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

These virtual dollars and virtual goods have real value. Virtual currency includes the points customers receive from retailers, merchants, airlines, hotels, and credit card companies through loyalty programs. These points are the second most traded currency on the planet...

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Sophos Shames Facebook over Lax Security

April 18, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Every day, victims report to us numerous incidents of crime and fraud on Facebook. They have been personally affected and are desperate for advice on how to deal with the consequences. A frequent refrain from users who contact us is, ‘Why doesn’t Facebook do more to protect us?’..."

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Faux Facebook Message Spreading Malware

April 13, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Just because an email claims to hail from password@facebook.com, support@facebook.com or message@facebook.com, realize that its headers could have been forged - and don't blindly follow its instructions unless you're absolutely certain it's legitimate..."

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