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.
Back in May, NSS Labs shared the results of their testing of how successful popular Web browsers are in detecting malware, showing that the latest versions of Internet Explorer (10) and Chrome (25/26) were considerably more effective that those of Safari (5), Firefox (19) and Opera (12): Their latest testing and reports concentrate on phishing protection and privacy settings.
Mozilla released Firefox 22, which includes 14 security updates: four are critical, six high, three moderate and one low.
Facebook users - especially those in Brazil - are being targeted with malicious browser extensions trying to hijack Facebook profiles, warns Microsoft.
Some two months ago, Reporters Without Borders have identified UK-based Gamma International as one of the "enemies of the Internet" due to their FinFisher spyware tool kit being used by a number of oppressive governments.