Callous cybercriminals have used the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 tragedy as a lure for Facebook scams - creating fake profiles for victims of the crash.
A link showing the nose of an airliner jutting above the waves, with the headline, ‘Malaysian Air Flight MH370 found by sailor’ has been circulating on Facebook this week, according to a report by Hoax-Slayer - but the link is a new scam.
Facebook has faced repeated controversy over privacy, with features such as Graph Search revealing information which users might have forgotten they ever “shared”. But there are steps users can take to manage the way Facebook uses their information.
Posts promising gruesome footage of a roller coaster accident at Universal Studios in Florida in which 16 people supposedly died are spreading fast on the social network - with victims fooled into spreading the scam to their friends.
Two-thirds of the respondents to the survey admitted to using various methods to check on children “without their knowledge" - and one-fifth had found "incriminating" posts which they confronted children about.
Hit messaging app Whatsapp may not be as secure as its 450 million users believe - after an independent security consultant revealed a loophole which rogue app developers could use to steal Android users’ entire Whatsapp history.
Befriending the wrong person on Facebook can hand a criminal the tools for an identity theft attack - and on LinkedIn, talking to the wrong ‘recruiter’ can lead to disaster.
The acquisition of chat service Whatsapp for $19 billion has been the technology story of the week - but serious privacy and security questions remain over Facebook's new messaging service.
Couples who have been in a long-term relationship indulge in risky online behaviour, such as sharing passwords for online accounts, with two-thirds of married couples sharing at least one password, a new study by Pew Internet has found.