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Forgotten Facebook API Allowed Cyber-Criminals to Spy on Users

A flaw in the Facebook REST API could have allowed cyber-criminals to spy on other users based on their user ID, according to security researcher, Stephen Sclafani's blog post. The flaw itself was basedo the misconfiguration of an endpoint (server) that allowed REST API calls to a user's profile ID. "Through REST API calls it was possible to view a user’s private messages, view their private notes and draft...

Beware! Sad video of woman dying during a fight is really a Facebook scam

Scammers are once again attempting to make an easy buck by tricking Facebook users into sharing gruesome videos that link to money-making surveys. It's far from a new trick and there have been many examples of survey scams spreading on Facebook in the past, but that doesn't stop it from being a remarkably effective way for fraudsters to earn affiliate cash. Here's how the latest Facebook scam appears, and h...

It’s Not Funny: Facebook Users Tricked into Bitcoin Mining

Hundreds of Facebook users got infected with a new Trojan secretly using their systems to mine for Bitcoins, the virtual currency that spread a global money-making fever, Bitdefender warns. Since spotted last week, the malware has seen infections in countries such as Portugal, Belgium, India, Romania and Serbia. The virus spreads through private Facebook messages, received from one of the victim’s trusted F...

Hackers Claim to Leak 1.2 Million Origin Accounts and Passwords; Electronic Arts Finds No Evidence

More than 1.2 million account credentials from Origin, the popular Electronic Arts game-platform, have been leaked online, according to an announcement made by the hackers. The Origin client is the exclusive game-selling platform from all EA games. Photo credit: Origin The leak contained 1.218.229 emails and plain text password of Origin users. "Origin has been breached by #UGLegion," the hackers said. "-37...

The NSA Gathers Millions of Web Images, New Leaks Reveal

The US National Security Agency is intercepting a massive volume of images to be used in facial recognition programs, according to the New York Times. Newly released documents from former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden show that the agency has explored millions of images from people’s emails, text messages, videoconferences and other communication channels to identify targets and terrorist suspects. Ac...

Linkin Park’s Facebook page suffers hack attack

The official Facebook page of rock band Linkin Park has been hacked, and its 62 million fans bombarded with spam messages containing coarse images and out-of-character links to third-party sites. As Hackread reports, at one point the hackers even hijacked Linkin Park's social media platform to promote a new album by Jay Z. To be honest, this doesn't appear to be the most malicious attack ever undertaken aga...

Two-Factor Authentication: How to set it up

In a world of online connectivity, smarter hacking techniques and obvious privacy concerns, passwords are no longer considered the strongest link in account security. Understating customers’ need for extra protection, Google, Twitter, Facebook and other popular services added a new layer of security to their accounts by implementing two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication is a security feature ...

Bitly Customer Credentials Likely Exposed in Breach

URL shortener Bitly has been breached and clients’ account credentials have been compromised, the company announced in a blog post. The company has disconnected all users' Facebook and Twitter accounts from its service as a precautionary measure. Bitly also warns customers about the urgency of securing their accounts and recommends changing the API key and OAuth token, resetting the password, and reconnecti...

Porsha Williams Sex Video scam spreads on Facebook – don’t be duped!

Fans of tacky reality TV shows should be on their guard, after a scam has spread widely on Facebook claiming to be a link to a sex tape video of one of the stars of "Real Housewives of Atlanta". Here's the background. A couple of weeks ago, police were allegedly called to the recording of the Real Housewives reunion show, after a fight broke out between two reality "stars": Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore. ...

Facebook Launches ‘Anonymous Login’ and Improved Application Permissions

Facebook launched at F8 Conference a new “Anonymous Login” feature that lets users try new apps without sharing their data, according to Facebook’s blog post. The feature, which was announced at the F8 Conference, is still in beta testing. Application permissions were also improved so that users now select what to share with a third party.                                                                     ...

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