Tag Archive | "facebook"


11 February 2014 | 619 views

Yes – We Now Have A Facebook Page – So Please Like It!

Yes finally, like 6 years later than everyone else we have a Facebook page – it has a huge 3 likes.. I’ll share the posts there (if you don’t use RSS any more since Google Reader closed down – it might be a decent way to keep up) plus some other funny/interesting stuff of relevance [...]

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21 February 2012 | 10,658 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 | 16,748 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 | 11,170 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 | 16,956 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 | 12,750 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 | 13,616 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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19 October 2010 | 7,574 views

Facebook Apps Leaking Personal Data To Third Parties

Less than a week after our story about Facebook Introducing OTP (One-time Password) Functionality to make the site more secure, their dubious privacy standards have hit the news again. Facebook privacy has been in the news numerous times and it’s a subject we’ve also covered many times, with the sheer mass of users on the [...]

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13 October 2010 | 8,954 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 | 7,792 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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