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100 Million Facebook Profiles Published via P2P

August 09, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Here’s how it went down: a good guy hacker developed a program that went through all 500 million profiles and was able to skim (scrape) all the data from Facebook that wasn’t locked down via the users Facebook privacy settings...

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Facebook Security

July 28, 2010 Added by:Mark Gardner

The volume of users and the lack of a suitable alternative means that this incident won't have far reaching consequences for Facebook. However, it may just place doubts in users minds that when a suitable alternative is available users may begin to switch...

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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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Beware of Facebook Dangers

June 12, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Danger!! How’s that for a blog title that screams fear, uncertainty and doubt!? Fact is Facebook boast 400 million users and is in so many ways seems out of the control of its founder, and is looking dangerous. This is a company that has grown faster than fast and has a (very intelligent) 20 something CEO just out of puberty calling the shots.

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Facebook + Hackers – Privacy = You Lose

June 04, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

I’m as sick of writing about it as you are sick of reading about it. But because Facebook has become a societal juggernaut: a massive inexorable force that seems to crush everything in its way, we need to discuss it because it’s messing with lots of functions of society.

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Trust or Privacy or Both?

May 30, 2010 Added by:Mark Gardner

Since the revelations about Facebook and the analysis and fallout, I have had a question in my head. No, not "Should I delete my Facebook Account?" (there is that one too!). I began to wonder what the real issue was. Is it trust in the people we give our information to or is it as many people have suggested, myself included, about privacy of information. However, are they ...

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What happens after someone steals your Facebook Profile?

May 24, 2010 Added by:Mike Himley

Researchers at VeriSign's iDefense group recently reported that up to 1.5 million Facebook profiles were stolen and for sale in the criminal underground. [i]  The sale price was reported between $25-$45 per 1,000 user profiles.  According to the article, Facebook did not respond to requests for comment from Verisign so it could be more or less than 1.5M.  Was James' profile among th...

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Facebook Privacy - User Awareness and Accountability Lacking

May 20, 2010 Added by:Katie Weaver-Johnson

A group of 15 US privacy and consumer protection groups filed a complaint with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accusing Facebook of “unfair and deceptive” practices and called on the FTC to investigate Facebook’s privacy practices and force it to take steps to guard better against security breaches.

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Facebook's New (and only) Security Feature

May 20, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

So maybe you used a public PC to log into your Facebook account and you hit a button that saved your login credentials. Or maybe you received an email from what you thought was Facebook and you plugged in your username and password and got phished. Now someone other than you has your account information and they are logging in to torture you or steak from your friends.

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Cyberscumbags Hijacking Social Media Accounts

May 04, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Our Word for the Week:  KOOBFACE. Koobface is Facebook scrambled.   This malicious software targets users of social networking websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter.  It’s purpose is to infect your PC and try to collect information about you or others via your computer such as credit card numbers, bank account information, and other details.&nb...

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What price privacy?

April 26, 2010 Added by:Mark Gardner

In recent months, there has been Google and now Facebook vying to use our data on the Web. Google were the first with their Buzz product, using all our Gmail contacts to start a social network.  This received a heavy amount of criticism for its invasion of privacy, from which, in my opinion, it has never fully recovered.

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Scammers Bait 40,000 Facebook Victims with Ikea Gift Card

April 21, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

It’s just a matter of setting up a fake Facebook page and marketing it to a few people who then send it to their friends and it goes somewhat viral. The Ikea scam hooked 40,000 unsuspecting victims with the promise of a $1,000 gift card.

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Self-revelation Can Help Assemble a Social Security Number

April 16, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

I am not done nor will I ever be done sounding that alarm, ringing that bell and informing you about how ridiculous social media is. I was asked in a radio interview today what it will take to get people to recognize they are sharing too much data. In a word, tragedy. When a home is broken into, they install a home security alarm. When someone is mugged, they take a self defense course. When plane...

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Zuckerburg: Privacy is No Longer a Social Norm

April 12, 2010 Added by:Theresa Payton

Are you one of the over 350 Million people that use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and family? According to Hitwise, Facebook briefly surpassed Google as the most visited site in the world during the Christmas season. The founder of Facebook said that privacy is no longer a social norm.

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Using Facebook to Steal Company Data

April 07, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

There is a reason why computer users are called “users.” Like crack addicts who are drug users, more is never enough. And when under the influence, people do stupid things. I find myself scanning the Dell catalog like it’s the latest (or any) Victoria Secrets catalog.

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Social Media and Identity Theft Risks PT I

March 24, 2010 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Whether or not you believe social media to be as asset or liability to your organization, believe this; there are close to a half a billion people signed up to and involved in social media. Some say social media sites such as Facebook and other combined have close to a billion views per month. WEB 2.0 is alive and well and has changed the game for the IT professional.

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