The security review: Remtasu and Facebook cheat sheet

From an outbreak of malicious spyware to the UK’s bill on investigatory powers, here’s our comprehensive breakdown of cybersecurity news from the past week.

Southwest Airlines flight giveaway scams spread on Facebook

There is no such thing as a free lunch, and even if there was… who likes airline food that much anyway?

Stay safe with our Facebook cheat sheet

Learn how to boost your Facebook privacy on Safer Internet Day with our excellent cheat sheet. It’ll work to your advantage now and in the future.

Remtasu is disguising itself as a tool to appropriate Facebook accounts

Almost a year ago we warned about the spreading of Remtasu, and far from lessening, we have been able to identify numerous instances of this threat being propagated further.

Facebook at 12: Bigger, better and securer?

In recognition of Facebook’s 12th birthday and its 1.2 billion active users who still enjoy using it, a timely guide on how to keep your account secure.

Online predator busted after being intercepted by tech-savvy mom

An attentive and tech-savvy mom, based in Colonie in New York, has been lauded by the police for helping uncover and bring an online predator to justice.

Facebook to alert users to state-sponsored cyberattacks

Facebook has revealed that it will let its users know if their accounts have been subject to state-sponsored cyberattacks.

Facebook data security loophole ‘needs to be fixed’

A data security loophole discovered in Facebook needs to be fixed, according to a software engineer.

The world’s biggest bug bounty payouts

From finding flaws to suggesting innovative security measures for the future, we look at some of the biggest bug bounty payouts in recent years.

Facebook Security Checkup feature now available

Facebook has made a new feature called Security Checkup generally available after testing on an invite-only group, according to SoftPedia.

Apps on Google Play Steal Facebook Credentials

Over 500,000 Android users targeted by phishing apps harvesting their Facebook credentials. ESET detects these trojans as Android/Spy.Feabme.A.

Spiceworks application vulnerability disclosed

A serious flaw has been discovered in the Spiceworks application, which creates an admin account for anyone logging in using their Facebook or LinkedIn details.

Hackers blamed for Bridezilla post on photographer’s Facebook page

Is a hacker really to blame for unflattering comments posted on a wedding photographer’s Facebook page?

Facebook rewards ‘white hat’ hackers with $1.3m bounty

Facebook has announced that it paid out $1.3 million last year to ‘white hat’ hackers, as part of a bounty initiative that rewards developers for spotting flaws in the social network.

Facebook exploit allowed attackers to remotely delete photos

A Facebook hack that allowed attackers to remotely delete any photo they wanted to from the social network has been patched by the company.

Facebook launches ThreatExchange for companies to share security threats

Facebook has officially launched ThreatExchange – a collaborative social network where companies can share information on cybersecurity threats, in an effort to neuter potential damage.

Facebook turns 11 – what you need to know, and what do your likes say about you?

Facebook updated its privacy settings at the end of January. As Facebook turns 11 today, here’s what you need to know about the new settings and how they could affect you.

Facebook porn scam infects 110k users in 48 hours

A new porn scam is spreading startlingly quickly through Facebook – one that has managed to spread malware to over 110,000 users in 48 hours, reports The Guardian.

Facebook, Instagram and Tinder hit by outages, but deny cyberattack

Social Media giants Facebook, Instagram and Tinder were hit by simultaneous outages on Tuesday, which led many to suspect a coordinated cyberattack, reports City AM.

Facebook will highlight hoaxes in users’ newsfeeds

Facebook has announced plans to crack down on spam and hoaxes in the newsfeed, with a note highlighting ‘false information’ when enough people flag the link as a hoax.

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