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Internet privacy: Seven rules to keep secrets safe

You are never truly invisible online – and even if you equip yourself with an arsenal of privacy tools, you’ll still be watched. But there are ways to ensure that you and your business never “overshare”. Here’s seven of them.

Anyone want to know my Social Security Number?

Your home may be your castle, but on social networks, your friends are your perimeter. Will they enclose and protect your personal data?

Facebook scams – the ‘classics’ and how to avoid them

But some things on Facebook haven’t changed – namely, the scams. It’s not that cybercriminals are unoriginal – it’s just that there are a few Facebook scams which work again and again. Here’s why.

Robin Williams’ last phone call? Sick Facebook video scam exploits celebrity suicide

Sick-hearted scammers have proven themselves to have no morals once again, exploiting the death of Robin Williams with their latest Facebook scam.

Facebook privacy – is Messenger watching you?

Facebook’s new Messenger app has spared privacy concerns after a list of Permisssions appears to show the app could be taking video of users in secret, according to the Washington Post.

Week in Security: Tor in turmoil, USB ports in a storm, Android app attack

This week in security news saw the world’s researchers discover a whole new range of Achilles Heels for PCs, the online privacy service Tor, and even ‘connected’ gadgets such as internet fridges.

Facebook privacy – the 20,000 who just logged out (and why)

Set up in the wake of Facebook’s controversial ‘experiment’, the 99 Days project aims to work out a more profound question: does the site make us happy?

‘Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 found’ Facebook hoax

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 may face FTC fines over research into users’ emotions

With EPIC filing an FTC privacy complaint against Facebook, which is already the subject of a Consent Order due to a previous privacy settlement, the social network could be facing a hefty fine for emotion-based manipulation of the Newsfeed for research purposes.

F1 star Michael Schumacher dead? It’s the latest sick Facebook scam

Scammers and fraudsters think nothing of scraping the barrel of taste, if they believe it will help them earn a few dollars.

World Cup Phishing Scam hits FIFA 14 players through Instagram, Twitter

As the World Cup heads into its third week, there’s a new phishing scam to be aware of. EA Games’ FIFA 14 Ultimate Team has been targeted – not for the first time – by scammers offering new downloadable players.

Bitly implementará doble autenticación tras la brecha que comprometió credenciales

Bitly, el popular servicio utilizado para acortar enlaces, ha ampliado la información en relación a la brecha de seguridad reportada la semana pasada, a partir de la cual recomendó a los usuarios cambiar sus claves y reiniciar las conexiones con redes sociales. En un nuevo comunicado titulado “Más detalles”, Bitly dice que cree que los

¿Entradas gratis para los Rolling Stones? Falso concurso se propaga vía Facebook

Si eres un fanático de los Rolling Stones o conoces a alguien desesperado por asistir a la gira mundial 14 on Fire, ten cuidado: una estafa que promete entradas gratis se está propagando vía Facebook. A continuación podemos ver la apariencia de este scam detectado por el laboratorio de ESET: Aquellos que hagan clic en

Rolling Stones 14 On Fire Free Tickets Giveaway? It’s a Facebook scam

Beware the latest scam spreading on Facebook, claiming to offer free tickets to a Rolling Stones concert.

Mystery surrounds Bitly’s urgent security warning following security breach

If you have an account on link-shortening service Bitly, you should take steps now to protect your account.

Credenciales de Bitly comprometidas: cambia tu clave y reinicia la conexión con redes sociales

Actualización 09/05/14, 17:30 hs.: Bitly ha actualizado el comunicado indicando qué credenciales habían sido comprometidas: direcciones de mail de los usuarios, contraseñas cifradas, API keys y credenciales de OAuth. Además, recomendó a los usuarios de la app de Bitly en iPhone que actualicen a la última versión. Bitly, el servicio utilizado para acortar enlaces, publicó

Facebook roller coaster accident video scam spreads fast – but don’t click

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.

Fake Facebook app attack can lead to your Android being spied upon, and your bank account being hacked

Hackers are using a notorious banking Trojan horse to display a bogus message from Facebook, in an aggressive attempt to infect Android smartphones.

Inyección en Facebook conduce a un malware para móviles

iBanking es una aplicación maliciosa para Android que cuando es instalada en un teléfono móvil es capaz de espiar las comunicaciones desarrolladas en el mismo. Este bot tiene interesantes capacidades específicas a los teléfonos, incluyendo la intercepción de mensajes SMS entrantes y salientes, el redireccionamiento de llamadas e inclusive capturar el el audio del micrófono

Facebook Webinject Leads to iBanking Mobile Bot

iBanking is a malicious Android application that when installed on a mobile phone is able to spy on its user’s communications. This bot has many interesting phone-specific capabilities, including capturing incoming and outgoing SMS messages, redirecting incoming voice calls, and even capturing audio using the device’s microphone.

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