Two independent Italian security researchers have investigated the business behind Facebook spam – and estimate that the trade is worth around $200m a year.
Facebook has revealed that it may use facial recognition software to identify people from their profile pictures. The new “feature” was revealed in a change to Facebook’s data use policy, sent out via email to users this week.
Malware disguised as a Facebook video has infected up to 800,000 users machines, according to independent Italian security researchers. The malware hijacks Facebook accounts and web browsers using a fake browser plug-in for Google’s Chrome.
A security researcher demonstrated an exploit to Facebook by using the bug to post directly to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook wall. Facebook responded by issuing a statement saying he would not be paid.
An outage which affected Facebook apps and developer accounts this week was caused by over-zealous attempts to disable malicious apps, the social network has admitted.
Most of us have faced cyber attacks sent by our best friends – Facebook “offers” they’ve clicked by accident, spamming everyone on their friends list, or Twitter stories they’ve shared without checking.
Facebook’s Graph Search is quietly rolling out to U.S. users this week – a powerful new tool which can reveal information people might have forgotten they ever “shared”. Our tips will help keep private information safe.
My colleagues at ESET Ireland, report that an all-too-familiar scam is currently hitting Irish mailboxes. I’ve talked about it at some length here previously – for instance here and here – but here’s a quick summary. Someone, apparently someone you know (a friend or a family member) contacts you to tell you that they’ve been
Making a mistake on Facebook or other social sites can cost a great deal – either in terms of accidental “oversharing”, or allowing a cybercriminal access to your computer.
A hacker has used Facebook’s Graph Search to find and list telephone numbers for thousands of Facebook users without their knowledge.
Facebook has admitted to a security breach which exposed details such as emails and phone numbers for six million site users.
The new feature allows users to log in even if they have also lost access to their email account and cannot initiate a password reset.
In our last post (part 1 of 2), we dove into Facebook timeline privacy and security, prompted by the universal imposition of the timeline view that is currently under way on the world’s largest social network. In this second part, we continue reviewing our Facebook timeline from other people’s perspective, using a tool called View
Now that Facebook’s timeline feature is in the final stages of being rolled out to all users (including, finally, to my account), it is important that everyone understands how to use the feature and, most importantly, how to secure your identity and privacy in its new context. Timeline is quite a simple feature, introduced by
A new tech startup that produces facial recognition camera systems tied to Facebook tagged photos, plans to offer the technology to more traditional physical stores so they could offer you appropriate deals as you enter their business. That’s great for stores who want to have more targeted information about you, based on a bit of
You may have heard that the organization known as europe-v-facebook found that a little-know provision in Facebook’s privacy and user rights policies allowed a vote on proposed changes to be forced if over 7,000 respondents were interested and submitted comments to that effect. When europe-v-facebook publicized this, users swarmed to show support and get their
If the scary email or app notification–and subsequent webpage–is to be believed, you have only a few days to verify your Facebook account or you’ll be out of luck. But don’t worry, a few days later you will magically get a few more days to verify, and so the scam goes. A Twitter follower with
Here are two staggering Facebook privacy statistics: Nearly 13 million US Facebook users have never set, or don’t know about, Facebook’s privacy tools, and only 37 percent have used Facebook’s privacy tools to customize how much information is shared with third parties. That’s according to a Consumer Reports survey released earlier this month. Given that