Posts Tagged ‘facebook’

Why you should care about your digital privacy?

Surveillance Countermeasures When we use internet browser for a web search, social media site, communication (skype), buy something from a site, we are leaving digital tracks all over the internet. Your service provider of the above services have access to this information because they are collecting  this treasure trove to identify and figure out what […]

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The Rise of Malicious Traffic on Networks and how it Infect

  Sophisticated malicious attacks can go largely undetected by most antivirus software.  Defense in depth approach requires organizations to monitor for malicious activity, malware (bot traffic) at various levels of the network, perimeter layer, application level and subsequently at critical data level. How an end user might become infected, the obvious scenario being possibly our […]

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Biggest mobile malware threat

Image via CrunchBase Facebook is biggest mobile malware threat, says security firm Researcher claims bad links on Facebook responsible for much higher infection rate that targeted mobile malware By Joan Goodchild -CSO The biggest mobile infection threat isn’t malware that specifically targets mobile devices, according to new research from security firm BitDefender. Malware that targets […]

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Facebook Accounts Hacked; 1.5 Million Login IDs For Sale?

Russian Hacker ‘Kirllos’ Claims He Stole Accounts of 1 in 300 Facebook Users By LIZ HERON Want a great deal on a Facebook account? A Russian hacker who calls himself “kirllos” claims he can sell you 1,000 unsuspecting users’ login credentials for just $25, or $45 if the accounts have more than 10 friends each. […]

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If Your Password Is 123456, Just Make It HackMe

by Ashlee Vance, NYTimes Back at the dawn of the Web, the most popular account password was “12345.” Today, it’s one digit longer but hardly safer: “123456.” Despite all the reports of Internet security breaches over the years, including the recent attacks on Google’s e-mail service, many people have reacted to the break-ins with a […]

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Hackers’ attacks rise in volume, sophistication

Year in review for online security attacks – 2009 is going to be known as a year of change in tactics of exploitation, rather than creating more new tools in hacker’s community. They are utilizing social media as a tool to exploit and using built-in trust in social media to their advantage. That’s why stealing […]

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Viruses That Leave Victims Red in the Facebook

Image by Intersection Consulting via Flickr By BRAD STONE – NYTimes.com It used to be that computer viruses attacked only your hard drive. Now they attack your dignity. Malicious programs are rampaging through Web sites like Facebook and Twitter, spreading themselves by taking over people’s accounts and sending out messages to all of their friends […]

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Cyber criminals deface 50 to 60 Indian websites a day

Image by Clopin via Flickr Webnewwire.com report submitted on November 11, 2009 Has your girlfriend blocked you and you cant see her on-line? Wondering how to keep your email account protected? Or want to hide files from your annoying siblings? MTV’s got Ankit Fadia – the coolest Ethical Hacker in the world to give you […]

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Facebook, MySpace users hit by cyber attacks

Image by sitmonkeysupreme via Flickr NZ HERALD reported that Facebook users – already being targeted in a malware campaign – are now under threat from a phishing scam. Security specialists Symantec report that the company’s systems have picked up fake messages that appear to be sent by the social networking service. Users will receive an […]

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Growing social networks and widening threats

Image by Matt Hamm via FlickrThe worm targeted a social network Twitter with four attacks and created havoc for couple of days. This worm happens to self replicated itself when clicked on but didn’t steal 6 million users personal information. According to SF chronicle article by Michael Liedtke (Apr. 14 2009, c2) Twitter deleted 10,000 […]

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Web 2.0 and social media business risks

Web 2.0 is major force and has numerous business benefits but it is posing companies to potential new risks. Social networking sites, such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, have become the preferred method of communication for a whole generation of people and the ability to post “Status Updates” is fast becoming the new Email. Linkedin […]

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12 Phishing Threats and Identity Theft

Have you ever thought of losing something and you cannot live without it? Yes, that something can be your identity. Phishing is a practice of luring unsuspecting Internet users to a fake Web site by using authentic-looking email with the real organization’s logo, in an attempt to steal passwords, financial or personal information. In daily […]

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