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