September 18, 2012

Securing Your Facebook

Facebook’s active-user count is rapidly approaching one billion. The world’s largest social network, which has long been a popular target and platform for attackers, will only become a more relevant outlet for scams and other fraud as it continues to grow. While the target grows, so too does the need to secure our accounts. With that in mind, we will discuss some simple ways of bolstering the security of our Facebook accounts in the second installment of our how-to video series.

January 18, 2012
A Summary of Facebook Attacks:
Related Threatpost story: Identities, locations, and exploits of the “Koobface Gang’ that has wrought havoc on Facebook for years are well known, but they remain free.

A Summary of Facebook Attacks:

Related Threatpost story: Identities, locations, and exploits of the “Koobface Gang’ that has wrought havoc on Facebook for years are well known, but they remain free.

December 14, 2011

Spoiler Alert: Facebook knows more about you than your mother!

Visualizing all the things Facebook knows about you via the life of Max Schrems:

Explanatory article.

Image source.

October 17, 2011
Infographic via WordStream:
Facebook Failures
Here are some more text version Facebook failures if interested: 
Facebook Meets Minority Report
Facebook Scams Claim Millions of Victims
Live Chat Hole
You can find Threatpost’s entire Facebook archive here

Infographic via WordStream:

Facebook Failures

Here are some more text version Facebook failures if interested

Facebook Meets Minority Report

Facebook Scams Claim Millions of Victims

Live Chat Hole

You can find Threatpost’s entire Facebook archive here

July 12, 2011
Thoughts on Privacy and Security: Google+ Demand leads to Invite Scam on Facebook

privacyandsecurity:

The web has been buzzing over Google’s newest entry into the social networking space, Google Plus. Google’s social network has seen an increase in demand for invites to the service, similar to the wave of users that were trying to gain access to Google’s webmail service, GMail. So it comes as no…

June 29, 2011
Viridian Partnership: Get Your Facebook Privacy Settings Right

viridian-online:

Do you like using Facebook but are not sure the overwhelming array of privacy settings are right? If so, there’s a handy tool you can use to help you, though it’s not a replacement for manual intervention. Reclaim Privacy is an open-source browser-based privacy scanner that…

(Source: viridian-online)

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Filed under: facebook security tech privacy 
June 28, 2011
calamitiesofnature:

Comic URL: http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=544

calamitiesofnature:

Comic URL: http://www.calamitiesofnature.com/archive/?c=544

June 22, 2011

'The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London' scam spreading on Facebook

Via ZDNet!

'The Creator of LulzSec arrested in London' scam spreading on Facebook

Via ZDNet!

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Filed under: facebook scam security spam 
June 20, 2011
Thoughts on Privacy and Security: New Facebook XSS Scam: Facebook Digits

privacyandsecurity:

As expected, Facebook scammers have been relentless since Facebook announced their recent set of security enhancements, including Self-XSS (cross-site scripting) protection. Their latest attempt to scam users: Facebook Digits.

Facebook Digits is a scam!

The idea of offering phone numbers to Facebook users…

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Filed under: facebook scam security 
June 1, 2011
From F-Secure:
There is a significant Facebook malware attack spreading via Facebook’s like feature. The scam acts similarly to your standard, run-of-the mill cost per action marketing scam. However, unlike obnoxious and relatively innocent CPA spam, this scam promises a “freaky” Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape video.

Again, don’t click on it.

From F-Secure:

There is a significant Facebook malware attack spreading via Facebook’s like feature. The scam acts similarly to your standard, run-of-the mill cost per action marketing scam. However, unlike obnoxious and relatively innocent CPA spam, this scam promises a “freaky” Dominique Strauss-Kahn rape video.

Again, don’t click on it.

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Filed under: security malware facebook 
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