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  • Apple, Facebook and others named in privacy lawsuit

    19.03.2012

    Thirteen individuals have filed a lawsuit against a number of app makers including Path, Facebook, Instagram, Yelp and Rovio, accusing them of uploading the information stored in their mobile phones' address book to their servers and using the appropriated data for their own ends, Venture Beat reports.

  • Fake LinkedIn emails serve malware

    19.03.2012

    Emails purportedly coming from business-related social network LinkedIn have been hitting inboxes in the last couple of days, ostensibly reminding recipients of invitations they received: Unfortunately, the offered links take the users to a website hosting the BlackHole exploit kit, and if successful in taking advantage of existing vulnerabilities, it installs the well-known credential-stealing Cridex Trojan on the victims' machine.

  • Con artists love social networks

    19.09.2011

    Most social networks' users are hit by online scams almost daily - whether its the ubiquitous survey scam or the "share your cell phone number, get subscribed for a premium number service".

  • LinkedIn mimics Facebook, introduces questionable on-by-default feature

    11.08.2011

    Facebook's regular introduction of on-by-default features often creates quite a stir when first introduced.

  • Fake LinkedIn notifications lead to malware

    06.06.2011

    If the look of the message seems familiar, it is because the scammers have used the legitimate LinkedIn email template and modified it to suit their needs - i.e.




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