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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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