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LeakerLocker ransomware threatens to dox Android users as extortion

Mobile ransomware known as LeakerLocker threatens to dox Android users with whom it comes into contact as a means of extortion.

David Bisson reports.


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“18 Dead in shocking roller coaster accident” Facebook scam

Once again a scam has spread rapidly across Facebook, claiming to link to a shocking video.

On this occasion, the video claims to be gruesome footage of 18 people killed in a roller coaster accident at Universal Studios in Florida. Learn more and don’t be duped!


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Death Age Facebook virus hoax spreads across social network

A new virus hoax is spreading on Facebook, shared by well-intentioned users who believe they are warning their friends and family about a threat – but, in reality, are just adding to the noise.


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Has Jackie Chan died in a deadly stunt fall? Rogue Facebook application spreads scam

Jackie Chan death video links spread on Facebook. But they’re really a rogue application scam.

Make sure that you and your friends aren’t fooled.


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ALL-CAPS virus scare spreads on Facebook, warning of girl with disfigured face

An alarmist warning has spread across Facebook once again, proving once again that many users are far too willing to pass on warnings without checking their facts with a reputable source.


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Miley Cyrus’s sex tape? Sex with horses? Watch out as Facebook scams ride again

Celebrity sex scandal links spreading across Facebook are just the latest in a long line of scams.

Just say neigghhhh!


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Why can’t Facebook help Emma Watson with her naked photo problem?

If you believe everything you read on Facebook, you might think it’s true that Emma Watson has had her cell phone hacked, and that naked photos of the Harry Potter actress have been leaked onto the internet.


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"No WAY, I Found Out Who Has Been Looking at My Profile" scam spreads on Facebook

Tagged photographs on Facebook are spreading, claiming to offer a way to find out who has been looking at your profile.

It’s a scam, of course… but what can you do about it?


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Why naked snaps of Emma Watson and spiders under the skin videos can’t be trusted on Facebook

If you see a message on Facebook claiming to link to naked photos of actress Emma Watson, or a gruesome video of a spider trapped under someone’s skin, you should instantly be suspicious.

And you definitely should think twice before you click on the link – even if the message has been posted on Facebook by one of your friends.


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Free iPad Mini scam spreads via Facebook rogue application

Facebook users are being targeted in a scam that offers them the opportunity to get their hands on a free iPad Mini.


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18 months later, and Facebook Profile Viewer rogue apps still successfully tricking users

Facebook does not give you any way to find out who has been viewing your profile.

Any application or link which claims it can reveal to you who has should be treated with great suspicion.


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Facebook Account Verification scam tricks unsuspecting users with SOPA/PIPA warning

Stop! If you’ve been told to verify your Facebook account before June 15th you may be about to be scammed.


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Check your Twitter account for rogue applications

If you’re careless about what applications you allow to access your Twitter account, don’t be surprised if you find the bad guys are spamming tweets out in your name without your permission.


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Facebook Profile Viewer rogue application spreads on social network

A rogue application which claims to allow you to see who has viewed your Facebook profile is spreading between accounts on the popular social network.


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Your Facebook Profile Stalkers exposed? No, it’s a rogue application spreading virally

Messages are spreading rapidly on Facebook claiming to reveal a way to find out who has been secretly viewing your profile.

The truth is, however, that it’s another scheme to earn money for scammers.


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Google+ invite scam spreads on Facebook via rogue application

Want a Google+ invite?

Be careful not to fall for a scam spreading quickly on rival social network Facebook.


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