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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.

Microsoft, Facebook y Google invertirán en open source luego de Heartbleed

Gigantes como IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Facebook y Google se han comprometido a invertir millones en mejoras para open source. El proyecto denominado Core Infrastructure Initiative estará adminsitrado por Linux Foundation y buscará financiar proyectos de código abierto para ayudar a mejorar sus niveles de seguridad. El software de código abierto u open source es utilizado

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.

Mudanças na privacidade no Facebook: Um passo na direção correta

O Facebook é, na atualidade, uma das redes sociais mais populares e utilizadas do mundo: são mais de 1,2 milhões de usuários. Um dos segredos do seu sucesso é a sua capacidade de adaptação as preocupações dos usuários. Uma das características mais importantes das redes sociais é permitir o compartilhamento de dados pessoais, fotos, comentários,

Zwei Drittel der Eltern spionieren Kinder in sozialen Netzwerken aus

Für viele junge Menschen gehören soziale Medien zum Mittelpunkt ihres Lebens, doch die Jugendlichen würden gut daran tun, ihre Freundeslisten und Privatsphäre-Einstellungen einmal genau zu überprüfen. Denn eine Umfrage hat nun ergeben, dass zwei Drittel der Eltern die Profile ihrer Kinder ohne deren Wissen ausspähen.

Two-thirds of parents spy “regularly” on children’s social media accounts

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.

Facebook’s ‘Deepface’ photo-matching is nearly as good as human brains

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.

Whatsapp security fears over rogue apps ‘reading’ user chats

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.

Five ‘new friends’ to avoid like the plague on social networks

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.

Redirección de URL en Facebook abierta desde octubre de 2011

Hace varios meses más precisamente en octubre de 2011 se reportó una falla a Facebook que, al día de la fecha, sigue sin solución. Esta vulnerabilidad permite redirigir un post a cualquier dirección web pudiendo comprometer a los usuarios. De este modo, un atacante podría usar Facebook como excusa para llamar la atención de usuarios

Facebook and Whatsapp: Security and privacy after the $19B deal

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.

Facebook’s ‘A Look Back’ video used as bait for malware, report claims

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.

10 años de Facebook a través de 10 acontecimientos de (in)seguridad

Hoy cumple 10 años Facebook, una de las redes sociales más populares de la actualidad. Dueña de políticas de privacidad que han dado que hablar más de una vez, cuenta con más de mil millones de usuarios y ha logrado mantenerse vigente a pesar del surgimiento de nuevas redes sociales. En su décimo cumpleaños queremos

Facebook pays record sum to hacker who exposed login bug

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.

Giant snake swallows zookeeper! Facebook scam spreads via offer of gruesome video

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.

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.

Facebook helps out users who used same password on Adobe – by blocking them

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.

Comprometen comunicaciones en Facebook y Twitter de Obama: ¿qué podemos aprender?

Durante el día de ayer se dio a conocer la noticia de que por un corto período de tiempo la información de las cuentas de Twitter y Facebook del presidente Obama se comprometieron, modificando dos tweets y un post para enviar enlaces a vídeos sobre la situación siria. Sin lugar a dudas hablar del presidente

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