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  • Twitter abuse trends and stats

    04.11.2013

    When it comes to Twitter, people still have a large appetite for having a large number of fake followers in order to seem more popular.

  • Buffer hacked, customer accounts misused to send out spam

    28.10.2013

    Buffer, the popular online service for managing one's social media presence by scheduling posts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, has announced on Saturday that they have been hacked, which resulted in a barrage of spam posts being sent out on behalf of some users.

  • How to social engineer a social network

    22.10.2013

    Social engineering has for a while now been cyber attackers' best bet to enter systems and compromise accounts when actual hacking doesn't work, or when they simply don't want to waste much time getting in.

  • 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.

  • Social identity theft protection

    16.10.2013

    Riskive unveiled FriendGuard, a free app that leverages advanced math and science to protect individuals and families against social identity theft and malware attacking their social accounts.




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USBdriveby: Compromising computers with a $20 microcontroller

Posted on 19 December 2014.  |  Security researcher Samy Kamkar has devised a fast and easy way to compromise an unlocked computer and open a backdoor on it: a simple and cheap ($20) pre-programmed Teensy microcontroller.


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