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Twitter kills off ‘stalker’ bug that let users spy on protected Tweets

Twitter has removed a bug that allowed site users to spy on protected accounts, reading supposedly protected Tweets via SMS or push notifications, regardless of whether users had approved them as followers.

Justin Bieber is the latest celebrity to have his Twitter account hacked

Maybe it’s time to think twice before rushing to click on a link, next time your favourite celebrity says something bizarre on Twitter.

Twitter ramps up security for users – says its approach should be “the new normal”

Twitter has unveiled a serious security upgrade to protect its users’ data from cyber-snooping – and has said that this approach should be “the new normal for web service owners.”

Do consumers pass the buck on online safety? New survey reveals mixed messages

Who is responsible for privacy and online safety on social networks? ESET asked Harris Interactive to poll American adults and found some interesting responses, positive advances in cyber-citizenship, but also some apparent disconnects.

Twitter beefs up security after wave of attacks on media sites

Twitter has introduced a new two-factor security system – an optional “extra layer” of security which should help to prevent unauthorised access to accounts.

Financial Times becomes latest victim of Syrian Twitter hackers

The Financial Times has become the latest victim of Twitter hackers, after activists hacked accounts belonging to the newspaper, and also defaced areas of the FT site.

Fake Justin Bieber “I’m gay” Tweet marks latest attack on media Twitter accounts

Celebrity news service E! Online became the latest high-profile media Twitter account to fall victim to hackers, with a series of false Tweets that began with a claim that Justin Bieber was gay.

Twitter blames spear-phishing for recent hacks – and warns news companies to expect more

Twitter has warned media companies that attacks on their official Twitter accounts are liable to continue, after Britain’s Guardian newspaper became the latest high-profile news site to fall victim.

Twitter security under spotlight after phishing blamed for disastrous AP Tweet

Twitter is said to be testing new security systems in the wake of a false Tweet from an official Associated Press account which sent stock markets tumbling in America.

Hacked CBS Twitter accounts present followers with malware-tainted “news”

Twitter accounts used by CBS News were compromised on Saturday – and began serving up bogus news stories with links to malware.

Twitter makes two factor the authentication process du jour

Following the examples of Google, Facebook, Yahoo and DropBox, Twitter is reportedly ready to roll out a two factor sign in process for its millions of users. This comes in light of February’s attack when some 250,000 passwords were stolen.

How to stop Twitter tracking you and keep private the websites you visit

Like Facebook, Twitter wants to know which websites you visit and so it has a system for tracking you as you click from site to site, a fact that leads to a pair of interesting questions: “Did you know that?” and “Are you okay with that?” As we will see in a moment, this system

Valentine's Day Scams: For the love of money

Scam artists and cybercriminals are looking to turn romance into profit now that Valentine's Day approaches, possibly taking over your computer in the process. According to ESET researchers in Latin America, we can expect the quest for love to be leveraged as an effective social engineering ploy to enable the bad guys to infect unsuspecting

Tricky Twitter DM hack seeks your credentials, malware infection, and more

When a direct message pops up on Twitter stating that other people are saying bad things about you, please think twice before clicking on any links in that message. Why? Because the links are likely to take you to malicious websites that are out to steal your Twitter password. They may also try to infect

Beware of SOPA Scams

Tomorrow, on January 18, 2012, dozens of popular websites covering a diverse range of subjects will be blacking out their home pages in protest of the U.S. Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).  Some of these websites are well-known, such as the English language web site for the encyclopedic Wikipedia and quirky news site Boing Boing,

Twitter en Mexico, mejor verificar las fuentes

Actualmente las redes sociales, sumado al uso para el cual fueron creadas, se han convertido en un medio de difusión importante de noticias, ya sean noticias realizadas por periodistas, como por personas no profesionales en la materia. Al ser de libre acceso, todo usuario registrado puede publicar una noticia o un hecho importante, y debido

Typosquatting aplicado a Twitter

Los ataques de typosquatting continúan creciendo y haciéndose cada vez más conocidos, tomando provecho de los errores, tanto de tipeo como de ortografía, de los usuarios al momento de ingresar una dirección URL. Estos ataques pueden ser utilizados para distintos fines, como por ejemplo, adquirir credenciales de Facebook, obtener información sensible tales como datos bancarios

Redes Sociales: usuarios más expuestos en Latinoamérica

Las redes sociales van adquiriendo cada día más importancia en la sociedad, ya que en estas, se ve reflejado la necesidad del humano de querer relacionarse más con su entorno. Tal importancia ha tenido esta tecnología en la red, que fue una de las principales temáticas elegidas por la conferencia Virus Bulletin del 2010, en

The Social Networking/Cybersafety Disconnect

Survey Reveals Chasm between Users’ Concerns and Behavior A recent Survey commissioned by ESET and conducted online by Harris Interactive from May 31-June 2, 2011 among 2,027 U.S. adults 18+ found a startling disconnect between user concerns about privacy and security and their actions on social networking sites. To start, the study found that 69%

CTACtile

…if you’re a Facebook user, you might want to try the CTAC Facebook page. I’ve taken to posting links to CTAC output there at the same time as I tweet it…

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