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Spain – Facebook slapped with €1.2M fine for violating data protection regulations

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violating data protection regulations. Other privacy problems for the tech giant Facebook, the company has been fined for a series of privacy violations in Spain. The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has issued a €1.2 Million fine against Facebook for violatin
Publish At:2017-09-12 14:55 | Read:251 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Laws and regulations Social Networks economic

Facebook Messenger: Beware of malware!

New cross-platform malware for Windows/Mac/Linux spreading via Facebook Messenger A cyber-criminal gang is using Facebook Messenger to spread a new malware specimen through links to spoof websites. This threat, which is highly sophisticated and has been customized for each Web browser, has been uncovered by a security expert who received a suspicious message
Publish At:2017-08-31 07:00 | Read:250 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Facebook Malware

Facebook Telepathy Texting – Could It Be Hacked?

Is telepathy texting the next step in technology communications? With over 2 billion registered members, Facebook is the world’s most popular online service. But to maintain that title, Facebook is constantly developing new services to keep people logging in. In a recent video conference, Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg discussed one of the cutting edge proje
Publish At:2017-08-25 06:35 | Read:398 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security News Social Media Facebook social media tech

New multi platform malware/adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

One good thing about having a lot of Facebook friends is that you simply act as a honey pot when your friends click on malicious things. A few days ago I got a message on Facebook from a person I very rarely speak to, and I knew that something fishy was going on. After just a few minutes analyzing the message, I understood that I was just peeking at the top
Publish At:2017-08-24 05:50 | Read:268 | Comments:0 | Tags:Incidents Adware Facebook JavaScript Social networks

Flash Player is Dead, Long Live Flash Player!

Adobe last week detailed plans to retire its Flash Player software, a cross-platform browser plugin so powerful and so packed with security holes that it has become the favorite target of malware developers. To help eradicate this ubiquitous liability, Adobe is enlisting the help of Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Mozilla. But don’t break out th
Publish At:2017-08-02 22:00 | Read:458 | Comments:0 | Tags:Other adobe apple Benjamin Smedberg exploit kits Facebook Fl

Internet for everyone with Facebook’s drone Aquila

Last month Facebook announced the second successful test of Aquila – a giant sun powered drone. Even though the technology is still in the makes and has a long way to go, Mark Zuckerberg has been very serious about connecting the world– Facebook recently surpassed the 2 billion users mark.  There is an opportunity for Facebook to continue its path of success
Publish At:2017-07-21 07:50 | Read:294 | Comments:0 | Tags:Technology drone Facebook Internet Security

Lithuania to extradite the man responsible for 100M email scam against Google and Facebook

A Lithuanian court on Monday ruled the extradite of a man to the US to face charges of allegedly swindling $100M from Google and Facebook via email scam. A Lithuanian man who is allegedly responsible for a $100 million scam (roughly 87 million euros) from tech companies Google and Facebook will be extradited to the United States soon. The Lithuanian citizen 
Publish At:2017-07-18 14:45 | Read:394 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime BEC email scam Facebook Google Hac

Facebook inadvertently revealed moderators’ identities to suspected terrorists

A bug in the software used by Facebook moderators to review inappropriate content resulted in the disclosure of identities of moderators to suspected terrorists. According to the Guardian, the social network giant Facebook put the safety of its content moderators at risk after inadvertently exposing their personal details to suspected terrorist users on the
Publish At:2017-06-18 16:35 | Read:599 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Hacking Social Networks Terrorism F

Webroot started tagging Windows files, Facebook as malicious after a faulty update

Webroot home and business products are tagging Windows files and Facebook as malicious after a recent faulty update. Users are going crazy. The Webroot home and business defense solutions started tagging legitimate Windows and Facebook as malicious after a recent update. Many organizations claimed hundreds and even thousands of malfunctions to their endpoin
Publish At:2017-04-26 07:50 | Read:609 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security antivirus Facebook Webroot Webroot fa

Facebook dismantled a huge spam campaign leveraging bogus accounts

Facebook disrupted an international spam campaign leveraging on bogus accounts used to create “likes” and bogus comments. The security team at Facebook has disrupted an international spam operation after a six months investigation. The company has neutralized a coordinated campaign that was leveraging on bogus accounts used to create inauthentic
Publish At:2017-04-17 02:55 | Read:509 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Hacking Social Networks Cybercrime

Pastry Crimper Accused of Swindling Retiree Out of £35,000 in Dating Scam

A pastry crimper is accused of swindling a retired divorcee out of £35,000 as part of a dating scam.Aysha Begum arriving outside Truro Crown Court. (Source: Cornwall Live)Authorities have accused 27-year-old Aysha Begum, of Hendra Road, St Dennis, St Austell of having spent £35,126.19 knowing that the money came from criminal conduct. Originally, the woman w
Publish At:2017-03-24 10:35 | Read:915 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News dating Facebook scam

Facebook and Instagram will not allow developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance

Facebook company and Instagram will not allow developers scanning their social media profiles for surveillance activities. Facebook and it app Instagram have updated the terms and conditions to prevent developers from scanning social media profiles for surveillance activities. A report recently published revealed the US Department of Homeland Security used s
Publish At:2017-03-14 12:30 | Read:705 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Intelligence Social Networks Facebo

Android Trojan Infects Facebook Lite Version to Steal Users’ Information

An Android trojan has infected a version of Facebook Lite so that it can try to secretly steal users’ device information.Facebook Lite is a version of the popular social messaging Android app that uses less data than the regular version. It’s also designed for 2G networks, which helps the app work on networks with slow or unstable web connections
Publish At:2017-03-08 04:10 | Read:1086 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Android Facebook malware

Two Step Verification, and How Facebook Plans to Overhaul It

http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/src/uploads/2017/02/facebook-two-step-verification-300x225.jpgWe’ve all been there. You get a new smartphone or computer, and you have to slog through all of your first-time logins by manually typing out usernames, passwords, etc. Sometimes it happens that one of your accounts has a particularly difficult password tha
Publish At:2017-02-24 20:15 | Read:875 | Comments:0 | Tags:News delegated recovery Facebook passwords

Facebook Creates Authentication Feature for GitHub Account Recovery

Facebook has created a new authentication feature that’s designed to securely help GitHub users recover their accounts should they lose access.Beginning on 30 January, members of the online project hosting service will be able to recover access to their accounts via their social media profile. All they need to do is set up a recovery token with the soc
Publish At:2017-01-31 12:55 | Read:986 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Authentication Facebook security

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