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  • “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.

  • Moves users get new privacy policy after Facebook deal

    07.05.2014

    When Facebook acquired ProtoGeo Oy and its popular fitness app Moves, it was announced that "the Moves experience will continue to operate as a standalone app, and there are no plans to change that or commingle data with Facebook." Many users sighed a sigh of relief at that statement, but it was definitely too soon.

  • "Facebook deactivation" scam doing rounds

    06.05.2014

    A curious like-harvesting scam is doing rounds on Facebook, threatening users with account deactivation if they don't go through the steps defined in scammy status updates: The updates are posted by fake accounts impersonating, among others, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

  • Facebook unveils Anonymous Login

    02.05.2014

    At the F8 developers conference on Wednesday, Facebook announced that users will soon be offered the choice to login to third-party apps anonymously.




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Android Fake ID bug allows malware to impersonate trusted apps

Posted on 29 July 2014.  |  Bluebox Security researchers unearthed a critical Android vulnerability which can be used by malicious applications to impersonate specially recognized trusted apps - and get all the privileges they have - without the user being none the wiser.


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