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12 February 2015 | 1,466 views

Facebook Launches ThreatExchange – Security Clearinghouse API

So Facebook has launched ThreatExchange, a social network for information security intelligence and cyberthreat sharing, how apt. They have signed up some fairly heavyweight partners from the get go with Bitly, Dropbox, Pinterest, Tumblr, Twitter and Yahoo! being involved initially. With those kind of names, it’s a sure bet more people will jump on the […]

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03 November 2014 | 1,748 views

Facebook Allows Tor Access To Site

Facebook started out blocking users of the Tor network in 2013, but have recently had a change of mind and now Facebook allows Tor access to the site even providing a special .onion address for users of the network to directly connect to Facebook infrastructure. It’s an interesting decision as many of the Facebook ‘security […]

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21 February 2013 | 3,257 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 | 10,870 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 | 16,970 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 | 11,253 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 | 17,015 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 | 12,775 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 | 13,661 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 | 9,009 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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