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  • Google, Facebook combat tech support advertising scams

    16.05.2014

    TrustInAds.org, a new organization founded by AOL, Facebook, Google and Twitter aimed at protecting people from malicious online advertisements, has issued a report that shines light on how online advertising platforms are combating tech support advertising scams that attempt to infiltrate a person’s computer.

  • Tech companies and privacy practices: Who has your back?

    16.05.2014

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published its fourth annual "Who Has Your Back" report that aims to show which major technology companies are good at protecting your data from government requests.

  • Bad news for Cryptocat as it debuts Encrypted Facebook Chat

    14.05.2014

    Mere days after Cryptocat creator Nadim Kobeissi announced that the latest update of the popular software will allow Facebook users to use encrypted chat, the social network has made known its intention of shutting down its Chat API/XMPP Services by April 30th 2015.

  • “Your Photos Are being Used” phishing scam targeting Facebook users

    13.05.2014

    Another day, another Facebook phishing scam. This one comes in the form of a warning sent by a friend: "OMG YOUR PHOTOS ARE BEING USED ON THIS SITE." The victim, worried that their photos are being used for something unsavory (e.g.

  • Rolling Stones, One Direction fans scammed with fake free ticket offers

    12.05.2014

    Rolling Stones and One Direction fans are being actively targeted by unscrupulous scammers, who encourage them to share a bogus offer of a free ticket to one of the band's concerts.




Spotlight

Most popular Android apps open users to MITM attacks

Posted on 21 August 2014.  |  An analysis of the 1,000 most popular free Android apps from the Google Play store has revealed a depressing fact: most of them sport an SSL/TLS vulnerability that can be misused for executing MITM attacks, and occasionally additional ones, as well.


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