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  • Adobe’s poor password security forces Facebook to block accounts

    13.11.2013

    The recent Guinness-world-record-sized breach at Adobe is poised to cause many problems for the users whose login information was compromised.

  • Microsoft and Facebook start Internet-wide bug bounty program

    07.11.2013

    Dubbed The Internet Bug Bounty, it is sponsored by the two Internet giants and is aimed at anyone who discovers vulnerabilities in a series of open source programming languages, web apps, software, app frameworks, HTTP servers, as well as the OpenSSL implementation, Chrome, IE, Adobe Reader and Flash sandboxes, and the “Internet” in general.

  • Facebook data mining tool uncovers your life

    21.10.2013

    You know you shouldn't post potentially damaging data on Facebook, but more often that not, your friends don't think twice about it, and this can impact you even more than you think.

  • Facebook makes every user discoverable by name

    11.10.2013

    Once again, Facebook is doing away with a feature that many users didn't even know they could use, but a small, privacy-conscious minority is glad to have (had).

  • Bogus Facebook login page steals credentials, pushes malware

    10.10.2013

    Symantec researchers have recently stumbled upon a phishing site that packs a double whammy: the site asks the user either to log into Facebook or to download an app in order to activate a bogus service that will supposedly let them know who visited their Facebook profile (click on the screenshot to enlarge it): For those who opt for the first option and enter their Facebook login credentials the news is bad: their username and password has been sent to the phishers, and will likely be used to hijack the victims' account.




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Attackers use reflection techniques for larger DDoS attacks

Posted on 17 April 2014.  |  Instead of using a network of zombie computers, newer DDoS toolkits abuse Internet protocols that are available on open or vulnerable servers and devices. This approach can lead to the Internet becoming a ready-to-use botnet for malicious actors.


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