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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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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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What's Next for the FTC's Proposed Privacy Framework?

April 04, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Shortly after the FTC Privacy Framework's release and its “Do Not Track” proposal, the response was robust to say the least. Several major web browsers announced support for a browser-based means of defeating persistent online tracking...

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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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AT&T's Facebook Traffic Mysteriously Routed Through China

March 25, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Typically AT&T customers’ data would have routed over the AT&T network directly to Facebook’s network provider but due to a routing mistake their private data went first to Chinanet then via Chinanet to SK Broadband in South Korea, then to Facebook..."

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Twitter Offers "Always Use HTTPS" Security Feature

March 17, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The new feature allows users the option to "Always Use HTTPS". Among other security benefits, the HTTPS feature will prevent users from having their login credentials stolen by Firesheep attackers when logging in to their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi connections...

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Facebook Offers Firesheep Counter Measure

March 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook has finally offered a resolution for a major privacy vulnerability that allows accounts to be hijacked by an application called Firesheep. Firesheep is a FireFox extension that can harvest login credentials when users access their accounts over unencrypted Wi-Fi networks...

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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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Dispelling The Myths Of Facebook Privacy And Security

February 24, 2011 Added by:Tom Eston

One common misconception is that applications “look and feel” like they are part of Facebook so the applications can be trusted. This is not true. The Facebook API (Application Programming Interface) is designed to allow seamless integration so it provides users with a more integrated Facebook experience...

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What Ever Happened to Privacy on the Internet?

February 09, 2011 Added by:Rafal Los

Recently, I had the opportunity to exchange thoughts with Rebecca Herold, and talk about the erosion of privacy on the Internet, and specifically in social media. The topic is fascinating, as there appears to be an artificial adversarial relationship between anonymity and privacy...

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Posted Photos are Not Privacy Protected

February 05, 2011 Added by:Theresa Payton

Judge rules photos posted online are not privacy protected. If this ruling becomes precedent, you may have problems with bringing forward complaints or lawsuits on ANY future photos of you or loved ones, that are posted without your permission...

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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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Facebook Security: Setting Up Account Login Alerts

February 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Facebook has made steady progress in their efforts to offer better security, but it remains the responsibility of account holders to make sure they are utilizing all of the security features. One allows members to monitor their profile for any unauthorized access to their Facebook account...

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Facebook Plagued By Two New Security Exploits

February 02, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The exploits are a Trojan called Asprox.N and a malicious link attack called Lolbot.Q. Both play on the probability that targets will go to unusual lengths to regain access to their coveted Facebook accounts without stopping to question the nature of the instructions they have received...

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Privacy Legal Risk Environment Shifts Again

February 01, 2011 Added by:David Navetta

Companies that handle personal information, especially those that provide online behavioral advertising services, and those that purchase or participate in such services, should consider a risk assessment of their policies, processes and activities in order to reduce legal risks...

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