Tag Archive | "facebook security"


25 January 2010 | 7,666 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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10 December 2009 | 16,041 views

Facebook Pushes Out New Privacy Settings

There have been plenty of stories about Facebook in the past and the latest is about their new privacy system. From what I understand they have abandoned the previous concept of “Networks” and now everyone is open to everyone else. The network system was initially relevant when the site was targeted at only US college […]

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09 November 2009 | 8,036 views

Facebook Used By Whitewell Trojan To Communicate

Facebook has had it’s fair share of security woes and the latest is the discovery of a new Trojan that uses Facebook to communicate. Interesting that it’s using the Facebook notes feature to communicate depending on title/subject of the note. The actual malware itself is spread through doc/pdf exploits and not through any flaws in […]

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28 October 2009 | 6,296 views

Facebook E-mail Spam Conceals Malware Attack

Facebook has had a fair share of problems, being a large community of course it’s going to be a ripe target for spammers, scammers and malware distributors. The latest to hit is a spam e-mail claiming to be from the Facebook team that actually spreads a nasty piece of malware called Bredolab. It’s also been […]

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07 May 2009 | 27,410 views

FBController – The Ultimate Utility to Control Facebook Accounts

Just to put a downer on all the script kiddies, this utility WILL NOT hack/crack Facebook passwords or accounts. You need to feed it biscuits (cookies) before you can do anything. You can get the target’s cookie by sniffing, XSS, social engineering, ARP Poison-Sniffing, Scroogle search or however you like. Once you have the cookies […]

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03 March 2009 | 11,414 views

Koobface Worm Variant Hits Facebook

Koobface is computer worm that targets the users of the social networking websites Facebook and Myspace. Koobface ultimately attempts, upon successful infection, to gather sensitive information from the victims such as credit card numbers. A new variation of Koobface has popped up aggressively on Facebook and is attempting to steal login credentials for other social […]

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17 August 2008 | 7,014 views

New MySpace and Facebook Worm Target Social Networks

Well another reason for you guys (and gals) to avoid social networks, a new worm is spreading. Again they are using the same ploys that have been leveraged for years on e-mail and instant messaging. Trust is gained as the message or link/video/etc comes from a known source so people are more likely to click/open/play […]

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17 July 2008 | 5,822 views

Facebook Bug Leaks Birthday Data

It’s not a big deal but it does show a problem with the way Facebook deals with data and how much power they have over people’s privacy. A small slip in coding could cause much worse problems that this, plus this could have happened before but no one picked up on it. It takes a […]

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