Posts Tagged ‘Social network’

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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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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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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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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Social networks and revealing anonymous

Image via CrunchBase Privacy is a fundamental human right and in US a constitutional right. Advancement in technology are breaking every barrier to our privacy; at this rate individuals will be stripped of their privacy unless we enact policy protections. In this situation we need to define reasonable privacy for a society in general while […]

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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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