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  • Social Media Security

    02.01.2014

    Author: Michael Cross Pages: 346 Publisher: Syngress ISBN: 1597499862 Introduction I remember the days when social media was used exclusively by early adopters and technology buffs.

  • Facebook scammers impersonate missing persons org to harvest "likes"

    18.11.2013

    Creating a Facebook page, making it popular and followed by many by using a number of approaches, then finally selling it to the highest bidder that’s interested in spamming the willing followers is the usual operating mode and the final goal of Facebook scammers.

  • US agency employees let invented woman expert into the network

    04.11.2013

    Once again, and more spectacularly, security researchers have proved that attackers wielding a fake LinkedIn account sporting the image of an attractive woman claiming to be an expert in the cyber security business can trick even security-aware IT employees into letting their guard down.

  • Fake LinkedIn profile gathering info for targeted attacks

    04.11.2013

    Social networks are great sources of information for cyber criminals and a great way to enter the potential victims’ circle of trust.

  • 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.




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A data security guy's musings on the OPM data breach train wreck

There is still way too much apathy when it comes to data-centric security. Given the sensitive data the OPM was tasked with protecting, it should have had state-of-the-art data protection, but instead it has become the poster child for IT security neglect.


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