Privacy

Rogue Facebook apps can now access your home address and mobile phone number

Do you really want complete strangers being able to access your mobile phone number and home address?

Facebook plays a dangerous game with new ability for application developers.


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Sarah Palin’s email hacker is imprisoned, against judge’s recommendation

It was a computer security story that made headlines around the world, involving the private emails of a woman who could have become Vice President of the United States.


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Facebook scares users with account protection status warning

Have you been told your Facebook account protection status is very low?

Are you worried the message could be a scam?


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VIDEO: How poor security helped a geek get his stolen computer back two years later (NSFW)

Remotely hacking into a computer is wrong, right?

Well, maybe not if it’s your computer – that was stolen from you two years beforehand..


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Win a robot, and help Sophos’s study of social networking threats

Every year we run an investigation into how many of you are being hit by threats (such as spam, malware and phishing) on social networks. Well, it’s that time again!

This year, to encourage you to help us, we’re offering a marvellous prize.


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Dancing Snowman storms its way across Facebook

Facebook users are being tempted by a a snowman dancing like he’s at an early 1990s acid house rave – but should you really share the links with your friends?


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The top 50 passwords you should never use

Are you one of the many people who is using a dangerously easy-to-guess password?

Maybe now’s the time to fix that before it’s too late.


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Miley Cyrus sex tape is bait for Facebook phishing

Would you be tricked into believing that you are about to see a Miley Cyrus sex tape?

If so, then you could just be the kind of person that Facebook phishers are looking for.


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Passwords compromised at Gawker, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Kotaku, Deadspin and more..

Following a security breach at Gawker Media, computer users who have left comments on websites such as Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, Deadspin, and Fleshbot are being advised to change their passwords as a matter of priority.


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Website exploit allows spam to be sent from Google.com (with real headers)

A 21-year-old Armenian calling himself “Vahe G” has uncovered a way of sending spam to Gmail users, just by them visiting an exploited webpage.

Worse still, the spam messages come from Google’s own servers.


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Bug causes havoc on Facebook as accounts are disabled

Many female users of Facebook have reported having their accounts disabled. The reason? Code designed to weed out inauthentic profiles on the social network got a little too enthusiastic.


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FAQ: Security and Facebook’s new messages system

What you need to know about Facebook’s new message system – it’s not email as we know it, but it could still suffer from spam and malware.


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Female hacker charged with stealing nude photos of Grady Sizemore

A teenage woman has been charged with hacking into Playboy playmate Brittany Binger’s email account, stealing naked photos of baseball star Grady Sizemore.


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Webcam cyber-sextortionist preyed on over 200 women

The FBI wants to find more victims of a hacker accused of spying on more than 200 women via their webcams, after infecting their computers with malware.


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Want to know who has blocked you on Facebook? Survey scammers take advantage

Think a Facebook app can tell you which of your friends has blocked you? Think again. Scammers exploit social networkers once again with revenue-generating surveys.


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Inside Facebook security, and how to better protect your account

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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