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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:233 | Comments:0 | Tags:Phishing Privacy Video Facebook Messenger Messenger phishing

“Is it you in the video?” – don’t fall for this Messenger scam

byPaul DucklinIf you’ve ever wondered why cybercriminals are interested in your IM passwords……well, it’s not just so they can sneak into your account and snoop through your personal data with a view to abusing it themselves or selling it on to someone else who will.Access to your account also gives crooks a level of trusted access to
Publish At:2020-12-17 22:07 | Read:195 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Phishing Messenger phish Scam

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:1734 | Comments:0 | Tags:Facebook Fake news Mobile Social networks chat apps coronavi

Report calls for web pre-screening to end UK’s child abuse ‘explosion’

byLisa VaasA UK inquiry into child sexual abuse facilitated by the internet has recommended that the government require apps to pre-screen images before publishing them, in order to tackle “an explosion” in images of child sex abuse.The No. 1 recommendation from the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) report, which was published o
Publish At:2020-03-16 08:53 | Read:1315 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy Snapchat

Facebook encrypted messaging will ‘create hiding places for child abuse’

byLisa VaasLast year, Facebook announced that it would stitch the technical infrastructure of all of its chat apps – Messenger, WhatsApp and Instagram – together so that users of each app can talk to each other more easily.The plan includes slathering the end-to-end encryption of WhatsApp – which keeps anyone, including law enforcement and
Publish At:2020-02-10 07:56 | Read:1469 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cryptography Facebook Instagram Law & order Privacy WhatsApp

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:1532 | Comments:0 | Tags:Privacy ACCESS Act Apple Pages Big Tech Center for Democracy

New Feature Allows Users to Encrypt Their Facebook Messenger Chats

Facebook has released a new feature for its popular Messenger app that allows users to encrypt their chats.The feature, dubbed “Secret Conversations,” makes sure no one can read a message shared on Messenger except the two people on either end of a conversation. That means no prying eyes from Facebook or law enforcement.The option also works acro
Publish At:2016-10-04 23:45 | Read:7940 | Comments:0 | Tags:Latest Security News encryption Facebook Messenger Signal Wh

Facebook Messenger implements End-to-End Encryption

Facebook Messenger Starts Testing End-to-End Encryption with Secret Conversations, it is already available for a limited number of users. Facebook is planning to use end-to-end encryption for its Messenger app and has begun rolling out the feature. Facebook has called the new feature ‘Secret Conversations’ and will allow Messenger users to exchan
Publish At:2016-07-09 11:20 | Read:4372 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Digital ID Social Networks End-to-end Encrypti

How dare you use my camera! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

Got a minute to spare?Watch this week's 60 Second Security...→ Can't view the video on this page? Watch directly from YouTube. Can't hear the audio? Click on the Captions icon for closed captions.In this episode:• [0'05"] 220 million records stolen in South Korean breach• [0'21"] 97,000 Bugzilla email addresses and passwords exposed• [0'3
Publish At:2014-08-31 06:30 | Read:3810 | Comments:0 | Tags:Android Audio and Video Data loss Facebook Featured Google P

SSCC 160 - That's not just any old malware - that's a TRUE VIRUS! [PODCAST]

Sophos Security Chet Chat - Episode 160 - August 13, 2014News, opinion, advice and research!Here's our latest security podcast, featuring Sophos experts and Naked Security writers Chester Wisniewski and Paul Ducklin.(Audio player above not working? Download the MP3, or listen on Soundcloud.)Stories covered in this episode of the Chet Chat[0'35"] Patch Tuesd
Publish At:2014-08-15 09:04 | Read:6911 | Comments:0 | Tags:Adobe Adobe Flash Android Botnet Featured Internet Explorer

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