Hijacked social networking accounts can be monetized in a number of ways, so cyber crooks are always thinking up new ways of doing so, preferably without the user noticing.
Pinterest users beware: an email purportedly coming from the popular pinboard-style photo-sharing website and notifying you of a successful password reset is fake: If you click on the offered button that will ostensibly show you the new password, you will be taken through a series of redirections and will finally land on a compromised website hosting the Blackhole exploit kit.
A mobile developer has discovered what he claims is a security vulnerability in the Facebook Graph Search that allowed him to automate the compilation of a list of some 2.5 million phone numbers - some of which are tied to Facebook accounts and, therefore, user identities - to prove a point to the company.
Synapsid is an iOS app that promises an encrypted chat experience on Facebook.
6 million Facebook users have been affected by a flaw that resulted in the email addresses and phone numbers associated with their accounts being shared with any friend and contact that used the company's Download Your Information (DYI) tool to download an archive of his or her Facebook account.
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