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.
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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.
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.
The world's most popular social media site has upped its security game recently. Here's our guide to Facebook security settings.
Having a huge number of Facebook friends may seem like a good thing, but it can also present a security threat. We Live Security has five tips to help you purge.
Facebook’s ‘Deepface’ photo-matching software can now ‘recognize’ human faces with an accuracy just a fraction of a percentage point behind human beings - a huge leap forward in the technology, with some potentially alarming implications for privacy.
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.
A fake version of Facebook’s 10th anniversary celebration video page, ‘A Look Back’ is spreading via the social network, with users directed instead to another website, where they are prompted to download files.
The group of hackers that calls itself the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) briefly claimed control of the facebook.com domain via an attack on MarkMonitor. It appears normal Facebook service has been resumed, but here's what you need to know.
Facebook has given out a record fee for bug discovery, after a Brazilian security researcher exposed a vulnerability that could have been used to deliver malware to millions of Facebook users.
A video purportedly showing a gigantic snake swallowing a zookeeper is the latest viral scam on Facebook - tricking thousands of users into sharing a video which instead takes victims outside Facebook to a scam site.
Facebook is perfect for keeping friends close, but be cautious. We Live Security highlights five Facebook scams to look out for.
Facebook users who used the same email and password on their Adobe and Facebook accounts have been offered a helping hand by Facebook in the wake of the recent massive breach at Adobe, which leaked account data for 38 million users.
President Obama’s Twitter and Facebook accounts were briefly compromised this week - with two Tweets and one post altered to send links to video montages of terrorist attacks.
A bug which allowed any Facebook user to delete photos from any other user’s page without their knowledge has earned its discoverer $12,500 under Facebook’s “bug bounty” program - more than 10 times the average payout.
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.
More than 800,000 Facebook users fall victim to password‑harvesting browser malware, researcher claims
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.