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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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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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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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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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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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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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The First Reported Facebook Worm/Malware Pops Up – Secret Crush

So facebook has finally fallen victim, after the recent Orkut worm now we have malware infection from Facebook, an application called Secret Crush. The application was renamed as My Admirer but that seems to be gone now too. The first spyware spreading with Facebook application has been discovered. Security company Fortinet reports that application called […]

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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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