Blog Posts Tagged with "Social Networking"

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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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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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The Legal Implications of Social Networking

June 27, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Companies are stampeding to exploit social networking. Many legal issues could increase the risk and liability potential of an organization employing a social media strategy. In this multi-part series the InfoLawGroup will identify and explore the legal implications of social media...

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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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Five Ways to Keep Your Kids’ Identity Safe

June 12, 2011 Added by:Kelly Colgan

In a recent study of 42,000 children, Carnegie Mellon found that 10.2 percent of their Social Security numbers had been misused—more than 50 times the rate for the adults studied...

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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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Predators Using Social Media to Stalk Kids

May 23, 2011 Added by:Robert Siciliano

With the openness of social media, predators know what a kid likes, doesn’t like, who their friends are, and often their phone numbers, where they live, go to school, sports teams they play on etc. The list goes on and on...

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The PrimorisEra Affair: Social Networking and SECOPS

April 29, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

Never mind if you work in a job that requires security, everyone should be cognizant when they are online talking to someone that they do not know in real life. From the common data thief to the corporate spy, we all may have data that someone wants and is willing to lie to get it...

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Facebook Continually Plagued with Malware and Scams

April 05, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"An estimated 600,000 people have clicked onto the link, which falsely promises to show them a funny Photoshopped image of themselves. In reality users install a rogue application which sends messages to their contacts via the social network's IM feature, continuing the infection cycle..."

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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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Facebook Users Targeted by Cross-Site Scripting Exploit

March 30, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook users were lured to the infected websites with specially designed spam messages, and the messages posted to their profile walls that contained links to infected sites, which caused the worm to spread rapidly across the network...

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Social Media Privacy Implications for Teens

March 26, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

On Guard Online states that 22% of 16-24 year olds using social networking do not know who they are sharing their information with. It is that exact age range that is most at risk for invasion of privacy. This age group needs more education about the dangers of sharing too much information...

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Social Networkers Blindly Joining "Connect.me"

March 09, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Users are asked to allow the service's application to interface with their LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. According to Cluley's research, potentially thousands of people have already done so. The problem is, no one is entirely sure what Connect.me is...

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HBGary Federal: Algorithms, Social Networks, and COMINT

February 17, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

What Barr seemed to not comprehend is that the Internet is a stochastic system, and it is impossible to do what he wanted with any kind of accuracy. At least in the way he wanted to do it, you see, it takes some investigation skills to make the connections that a scripted process cannot...

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Data Theft Vulnerability Resolved by Facebook

February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook has reconciled a major privacy vulnerability that left members susceptible to social engineering exploits and data theft. The flaw may have allowed users to unwittingly spread malware to their contacts and provided malicious websites access to private account information...

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Hacker Hits Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Fan Page

January 26, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Let the hacking begin: If facebook needs money, instead of going to the banks, why doesn’t Facebook let its users invest in Facebook in a social way? Why not transform Facebook into a ‘social business’ the way Nobel Price winner Muhammad Yunus described it? http://bit.ly/fs6rT3 What do you think?"

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