Blog Posts Tagged with "Social Networking"

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Top Seven Social Media Landmines

August 31, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

The basis for much of social media identity theft revolves around social engineering. When a profile claims to represent a certain person or brand, it is generally taken at face value. Lies propagated from such a credible source are likely to be taken as fact for quite a long time, if not indefinitely...

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Top Trends in Information Security

July 13, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Another big concern is funding. The usual trend is when the time to write the budget comes around and they see something, somewhere, needs to be cut, Information Security is at the top of the list...

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Sex Offender Sets Up Facebook Page Looking For Love

June 30, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

A sex offender, who spent 11 years in a court-ordered treatment program to rehabilitate him, is looking for a relationship via Facebook. Facebook is approaching the 500 million member mark worldwide. Chances are there are a few sex offenders in there somewhere

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The Social Networking Suicide Machine

June 01, 2010 Added by:Rahul Neel Mani

The creator of the 'Suicide Machine', Gordan Savicic, believes that connectivity and the social experience offered by web2.0 companies goes against the grain of human freedom. In an interaction with Rahul Neel Mani, Savicic talks about what motivated his team to design the noose that would allow users to strangle their virtual identities.

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So, you wanna network online too?

December 30, 2009 Added by:Fred Williams

I previously listed ways to gain valuable information on hacking targets using little work and no dumpster diving. The previous post was geared towards attacks computer systems but not human targets.What is a little more interesting is attacking specific people. This is one of the key issues behind Facebook' recent privacy issues. Never mind a user setting a "privacy filter" ...

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Anti-Social Networking Sites: Part 2

October 09, 2009 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

Since the last blog there has been a steady stream of news about more security threats originating at web sites, particularly from social networking sites.  Profit motive appears to be the primary intent of the threats.  The methodology is committing identity theft for profit.   Below are a sample of four  web based news articles to which I refer:

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Anti-Social Networking Sites

October 09, 2009 Added by:Ron Lepofsky

Over the last two weeks security news reports identify social networking sites as distribution points for malware of all sorts and flavours and as botnets for distributing more of the same.  In addition, site users seem enthusiastic to reveal personal information to those who would gladly accept the information for purposes of identity theft

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