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  • Facebook worm spreads by leveraging cloud services

    13.03.2015

    Facebook users are in danger of having their computers turned in a bot by a worm that spreads via the social network.

  • Unpatched security vulnerabilities affecting Facebook

    11.03.2015

    A web security researcher from Portugal has discovered several vulnerabilities affecting Facebook that he considers to be serious, but hasn't had much success convincing the company of that, so he shared the information with the public.

  • Apple Watch scams target Twitter and Facebook users

    11.03.2015

    It didn't take long for spammers to jump on the Apple Watch bandwagon - they set up a Twitter account named "Apple Giveaways", and began spamming out messages to random users, telling them they have been "chosen" and urging them to visit the site linked in the message.

  • Fake face aging app steals Facebook login credentials

    24.02.2015

    Offers for an app that can purportedly show you how you will look in 20 years have been recently popping up in Facebook users' newsfeed and on their walls, occasionally even as an ad, luring them to a phishing page set up to harvest their Facebook login credentials.

  • Beware of fake Facebook "Copyright Violations" warnings

    18.02.2015

    The latest Facebook-themed phishing messages doing rounds are trying to trick users into believing they are "making copyright violations" on their Facebook page.




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Researcher tests Tor exit nodes, finds not all operators can be trusted

A security researcher that goes by the name Chloe recently tested around 1,400 Tor exit nodes by setting up a Bitcoin-themed phishing site.


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