Posts Tagged ‘Social network service’

Spam, malware proliferate in late 2009

Image by colodio via Flickr Alejandro Martínez-Cabrera Online security firm Websense has released a report on the cyberthreat landscape during the second half of 2009, and some of the findings are jaw dropping: The firm, which scans millions of Web sites and e-mails a day looking for malicious content, found that 95 percent of all […]

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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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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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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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Web 2.0 and malware 2.0

A new position paper from ENISA describes the risks associated with web 2.0 and malware 2.0. Web 2.0 includes social networking, photo sharing, wikis and social bookmarking sites and malware 2.0 is defined as a web based infection in which user can be entrap by visiting website. Web 2.0 applications are thriving because of their […]

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