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Naked Security Live – Watch out for Messenger scams

byPaul DucklinHere’s our latest Naked Security Live talk, discussing IM scams and how to avoid them, as well as giving you some pointers on how to think like a scammer and thereby stay one step ahead.Don’t forget that receiving a message from a friend’s account doesn’t always mean your friend actually sent the message – if their
Publish At:2020-12-21 08:01 | Read:262 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Privacy Video Facebook Messenger Messenger phishing

Lock and Code S1Ep20: Tracking the charities that track you online with Chris Boyd

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about charity organizations and online ad tracking. Though many might assume that these two topics have no overlap, they absolutely do. Ad tracking
Publish At:2020-11-23 14:48 | Read:288 | Comments:0 | Tags:Podcast capcom charities charity charity organizations Chris

Facebook patches Messenger audio snooping bug – update now!

byPaul DucklinModern telephony is full of anachronisms.For example, we still “dial” calls, and many phone apps still display the word “dialling” while they’re waiting for the person at the other end to pick up.But when was the last time you saw, let alone used, a phone that actually had a dial? And we still use idioms such as &#
Publish At:2020-11-20 14:55 | Read:392 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy Vulnerability Exploit Facebook Facebook Messenger vu

A flaw in Facebook Messenger could have allowed spying on users

Facebook has addressed a security vulnerability in its Messenger for Android app that could have allowed attackers to spy on users. Facebook has addressed a major security issue in its Messenger for Android app that could have allowed threat actors to spy on users by placing and connecting Messenger audio calls without their interaction. The vulnerabil
Publish At:2020-11-20 10:18 | Read:400 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Social Networks Facebook Facebook Mess

Facebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages

byLisa VaasFacebook Messenger may ban mass-forwarding of messages in an effort to lasso the runaway forwarding of COVID-19 fake news and rumors, it confirmed on Sunday.Facebook has done this before when its other messaging services have gone berserk with forwarding hysterical misinformation – misinformation that led to people getting lynched in the fak
Publish At:2020-03-24 09:55 | Read:1813 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi

ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability

Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as a new, legislative proposal focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to more easily pack up their user data and take it to a competing service—perhaps one that better respects their data privacy. The new bill would also require certain t
Publish At:2019-11-11 23:20 | Read:1558 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACCESS Act Apple Pages Big Tech Center for Democracy

Are Cash Transfer Apps Safe to Use? Here’s What Your Family Needs to Know

I can’t recall the last time I gave my teenage daughter cash for anything. If she needs money for gas, I Venmo it. A Taco Bell study break with the roommates? No problem. With one click, I transfer money from my Venmo account to hers. She uses a Venmo credit card to make her purchase. To this mom, cash apps may be the best thing to happen to parenting
Publish At:2019-09-19 23:20 | Read:2404 | Comments:0 | Tags:Family Safety app security Apple Pay Cash App cash apps cash

Watcho ut! Adware spreading via Facebook Messenger

Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign that leverages Facebook Messenger. Security experts from Kaspersky Lab have spotted an ongoing cross-platform malware campaign on Facebook Messenger, spammers are actually infecting users of all platform with adware. Users receive a video link that redirects them to
Publish At:2017-08-27 01:10 | Read:4181 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Malware Social Networks adware Fac

Watch out, hackers can listen to your Facebook Messenger Chats

A security expert discovered a flaw in the Facebook Messenger audio clip recording feature that could be exploited to listen to audio chats. Voice recording is one of the most important features of instant messaging systems, it allows users to rapidly send messages in an easy way avoiding typing them. WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, and others implement it.
Publish At:2017-01-17 19:10 | Read:4551 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Social Networks Chats Faceboo

Eko Facebook Messenger Malware Targeting French Users via PM Scams

A Facebook Messenger trojan known as “Eko” is targeting French users of the social networking site via private message (PM) scams.The malware takes the form of a common Facebook scam type: a fake video of the recipient captured by one of their social media friends.It even uses the recipient’s profile picture and name to add a sense of plaus
Publish At:2016-10-10 07:40 | Read:3508 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News Eko Facebook Messenger malware scam Vid

P2P payment feature hidden in Facebook Messenger

The student Andrew Aude discovered a still unreleased feature for payments of Facebook Messenger by using the iOS and Mac OS X hacking tool Cycript. Facebook is preparing to enter the world of mobile payments according to a recent report published by Techcrunch. The student at Stanford, Andrew Aude discovered a still unrelease
Publish At:2014-10-09 15:46 | Read:3921 | Comments:0 | Tags:Hacking Mobile Security Social Networks Facebook Facebook Me

Firefox OS app permissions will give users more privacy than Android

Mozilla's mobile platform, Firefox OS, is behind Android in just about every way.The year-old Firefox OS is not even in the same league in market penetration, and is available on just seven smartphones from five carriers and in 15 countries.But in one important respect, privacy, Firefox OS is trying to move ahead of Google's Android by offering granular appl
Publish At:2014-08-29 13:10 | Read:4462 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Apple Featured Firefox Google Mobile Privacy app per

Facebook wants you to know that Messenger is not spying on you

No, Facebook Messenger will not secretly take video of you, listen to your phone calls, or tap into your brain to get all your secret thoughts.After a long build-up of rumors surrounding the Messenger app's required permissions to access the device's camera and microphone, Facebook is finally attempting to set the record straight.Facebook recently began forc
Publish At:2014-08-29 13:10 | Read:5367 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Facebook Featured Mobile Privacy Social networks app

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