Tag Archive | "facebook security"


21 February 2013 | 3,067 views

Apple, Facebook & Hundreds More Hacked By 0-Day Java Exploit

There’s an awful lot of high profile hacks going on lately, with some people linking them to the Chinese and a large-scale attack on Western companies. Before this, Twitter Breach Leaks 250,000 User E-mails & Passwords – was probably the most high profile case. Now Apple, Facebook and quite possibly hundreds of other companies have [...]

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21 February 2012 | 10,716 views

UK Facebook Hacker Jailed For 8 Months

It’s a pretty harsh sentence if you ask me, especially since Facebook decided in July 2011 to start paying bug bounties. I have to say though, this guy must be a pretty talented hacker to break into the Facebook servers – they aren’t exactly low hanging fruit. I’d imagine they are some of the most [...]

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05 January 2012 | 16,789 views

Ramnit Worm Stealing Facebook Account Passwords, E-mail Address & Bank Details

Oh look, another Facebook worm – this one seems pretty nasty and as usual it’s going for Facebook access details and then diving into banking credentials if it can find them. It’s mostly targeted at the UK though, worms of these type usually are geographically limited as they are targeting bank information – it’s better [...]

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27 October 2011 | 11,182 views

Facebook Attachment Uploader Owned By A Space

Oh look – another vulnerability in Facebook! It wasn’t long ago we reported New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking. Well this time the private messaging function has been compromised, you can attach an executable and send it to anyone as long as you put a space after the filename. It’s not [...]

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10 October 2011 | 16,965 views

New Research Shows Facebook’s URL Scanner Is Vulnerable To Cloaking

Oh look, Facebook security (or insecurity) is in the news again – not that this technique is anything revolutionary or ground-breaking. It’s basically a HTTP referer detection system for the Facebook URL scanner (the thing that generates the preview/thumbnail etc for links posted to Facebook). By detecting it, you can feed it something benign – [...]

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29 July 2011 | 12,754 views

Facebook To Start Paying Bug Bounties

We’ve covered various stories about companies offering hackers and security researchers bounties for giving them working exploits for their software/website etc. Early runners in the game were – Google Willing To Pay Bounty For Chrome Browser Bugs Now, 2 years down the road, Facebook has decided it’s a good idea to offer up a $500 [...]

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10 February 2011 | 13,626 views

Tunisia Running Country Wide Facebook, Gmail & Yahoo! Password Capture

We have mentioned Facebook plenty of times, they have had their fair share of security issues and we have mentioned Tunisia once way back in regards to Internet Repression. It seems like the government of Tunisia have been basically phishing their users with fake versions of login pages for Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo!. It only [...]

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13 October 2010 | 8,970 views

Facebook Introduces OTP (One-time Password) Functionality

Nice to see an innovation on the security front for once rather than endless ‘feature’ updates and announcements of ‘the next big thing’. Facebook has had its fair share of security woes so it’s nice to see they are doing something which I think may be genuinely useful for it’s burgeoning user base. A lot [...]

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20 September 2010 | 7,795 views

Interpol Chief Ronald K. Noble Has Facebook Identity Stolen

Just goes to show you can jack anyone, including one of those most powerful people in the policing world. It’s not really a technical security issue but still it shows online identity theft isn’t really difficult. That’s one difference between Twitter and Facebook, even though Twitter is only a micro-blogging service and doesn’t really store [...]

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25 January 2010 | 7,660 views

Websense Offers Facebook Users Free ‘Firewall’ Service

There have been quite a few security concerns with Facebook, especially with the amount of personal information it collects on it’s users. Of course there is Koobface and it’s many variants which have been propagating all kinds of spam through Facebook wall posts and messages. I’m glad someone is offering a solution for free, yes [...]

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