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Thousands Fall with Each Hour for Free Audi R8 Facebook Scam

Over 200,000 Facebook users have fallen prey to a like-farming scam promising two free Audi R8 cars, and thousands join the victim list with each hour, according to antivirus software provider Bitdefender. The bait spreads on fraudulent web pages and Audi communities, and also targets car lovers with malicious videos picturing Audi R8 in a race against Nissan GT-R. Bitdefender was already detecting the malw...

Government Requests For User Data Rise 24% in First Half of 2014, Facebook Says

Government requests for Facebook user data rose to 34,946 in the first half of 2014, an increase of 24 percent compared to the same period of last year, Facebook said in a press release. Facebook also restricted 19 per cent more content due to local laws in several countries. “We scrutinize every government request we receive for legal sufficiency under our terms and the strict letter of the law, and push b...

Anyone Can Fall Victim to Facebook Scams; Top 5 Bait Categories in Last 2 Years

Anyone could fall victim to Facebook scams, such as the classic “guess who viewed your profile” scam and others, Bitdefender behavior analysts warn. A two-year study by the antivirus software provider reveals that scammers infect millions of Facebook users with the same repackaged tricks. The team of behavior analysts and psychologists analyzed the five scam categories and revealed there is no such thing as...

UK GCHQ Chief Accuses US Tech Companies of Aiding Terrorism

US tech companies have been accused of aiding terrorism by the newly appointed director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, according to The Telegraph. Hannigan said Facebook and Twitter, even if in "denial," are now "the command and control networks of choice" for criminals and terrorists. "I understand why they [US technology companies] have an uneasy relationship with governments," Hannigan said. "But increasingly...

Facebook Adds “Onion” Address for Anonymous Browsing. But Does It?

Facebook implemented a new way for users to access its site via Tor “without losing the cryptographic protections provided by the Tor cloud” and disclosing their location, according to a Facebook announcement. Users who have the Tor-enabled browser enabled can access Facebook directly through the https://facebookcorewwwi.onion/ URL, said Alec Muffett, software engineer at Facebook. Through an “.onion” addre...

New Facebook App Encourages Anonymous Sharing

Facebook’s new mobile app, Rooms, allows people to create groups and share their interests under pseudonyms, Facebook announced. "A room is a feed of photos, videos, and text — not too different from the one you have on Instagram or Facebook — with a topic determined by whoever created the room," Facebook says. The app does not require users to reveal their real name, own a Facebook account or an email addr...

Safety Check – a new Facebook tool that hopefully you’ll never have to use

If you were caught up in the middle of a tsunami or an earthquake, I certainly hope your first thought wouldn't be to reach to your smartphone to post a message to your Facebook page or Twitter account. But, human nature being what it is, chances are that many would - after they have checked they are not in imminent danger - be keen to find out what the heck is going on by checking a social network, and rea...

Facebook Designs Stolen Credentials Parsing System

Facebook has built an automated system designed to analyze data from online published credential leaks, according to their announcement. Facebook users are going to be prompted if their usernames and passwords match the ones leaked online. This measure is going to protect users who have been compromised in third-party data breaches and have the same credentials on Facebook. The primary source seems to be Pa...

Parents May Be Responsible for Children’s Facebook Posts

Parents may be accused of cyberbullying and held legally liable for their children’s Facebook activity if found offensive, according to a Reuters news story. This decision, ruled by Presiding Judge John J. Ellington from the Court of Appeals of Georgia, was taken after two seven-grade students posted inappropriate comments about a colleague on a fake Facebook profile. The two created the fake page impersona...

Facebook Bug Bounties for Ads Code Just Doubled

Facebook doubled the bounties for security vulnerabilities discovered in the code behind its advertising system, according to PC World. Researchers who find bugs in the ads code will be paid at least $1,000, and not $500 as until now. Typical vulnerabilities include wrong permission checks, insufficient rate-limiting, edge-case CSRF issues, and Flash problems in the ads code. The social network announced it...

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