Tag Archive | "facebook"


25 January 2010 | 7,662 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 | 16,029 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 | 8,034 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 | 6,295 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 | 27,306 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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17 August 2008 | 7,012 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 | 5,808 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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19 December 2006 | 7,646 views

Save Your Reputation Online with ReputationDefender

This is a pretty interesting idea and for once it addresses a real requirement. A lot of stories have hit the press about people getting fired or ‘dooced’ because of stuff online or not even getting jobs because of something found on MySpace. So up pops a company that is willing to protect your reputation [...]

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13 October 2006 | 10,479 views

Facebook Privacy Fears

Ah Facebook again, security problems again? Not this time, but privacy fears with the new stalker-esque features for tracking changes to people’s pages. Millions of people have flocked to social networking sites to post information about themselves and share it with friends. Now Facebook, one of the most popular, is facing a user backlash over [...]

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